GRMN352-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)

Advanced German Language B

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


This is the second of two advanced German language courses. It aims at improving the students' all-round knowledge of contemporary German including knowledge of stylistic and regional variation. In addition students' reading and writing skills will be enhanced through work on a fictional text.

This course is the second semester and continuation of the advanced German language course GRMN351.You have a command of the essentials of German. You practise reading, writing and discussing difficult topics and work-related issues and will continue to learn to successfully master increasingly difficult tasks in German.

At the end of the course the students will have German proficiency equivalent to level B2, Common European framework (CEFR).

This is an online course and you will have to provide the equipment to participate (lap top/computer and stable internet connection). You will join GRMN352 the on-campus cohort in their lessons via zoom (see timetable. In addition to that, the sessions will be recorded for you to view in your own time. The lecturer will also be available via zoom by arrangement for consultation.

If you have any questions about the structure of the course, please contact the course coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

Dieser Kurs richtet sich an Studierende, die GERMAN 301/321 bestanden oder anderweitig vergleichbare Kenntnisse des Deutschen erworben haben. Der Unterricht ist kommunikativ ausgelegt und die Unterrichtssprache des Kurses ist Deutsch. Ziel des Kurses ist flüssiges und grammatikalisch korrektes Deutsch auf GER-Niveau B2.

Der Kurs bereitet außerdem auf das Goethe B2 Zertifikat vor, das direkt an der UoA/UC am Ende des Semesters abgelegt werden kann. Das Goethe-Zertifikat ist weltweit als Sprachprüfung anerkannt.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.



GRMN211, GRMN301, GRMN310, GRMN311

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Rehua 009
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Andi Dorrer


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Vokabeltests x 5 15%
Hausaufgaben x 5 25%
Written tests (2) 40%
Mündliche Präsentationen (2) 4% One per term
Oral test 16%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Perlmann-Balme, Michaela , Schwalb, Susanne, Matussek, Magdalena; Sicher!Deutsch als Fremdsprache : Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch; Hueber Verlag, 2013.

Weitere empfohlene Literatur
Hilke Dreyer; Richard Schmitt: A Practice Grammar of German, Ismaning: Hueber Verlag 2008.

Martin Durell; A.E. Hammer: Hammer’s German Grammar and Usage, fifth edition, London: Routledge 2013. (Grammatik auf Dt. und Engl.) (Grammatik und Übungen auf Dt.)

Harper Collins German Dictionary German/English, English/German (Collins, 2000)
Oxford German Dictionary: Ger./Eng., Engl./Ger. (Oxford University Press, 2008)


Die Kurswebseite basiert auf der Platform Learn. Dort finden Sie alle Prüfungsdetails, Kursmaterialien, Grammatikerklärungen und Links zu Onlineübungen.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,570.00

International fee $7,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

All GRMN352 Occurrences

  • GRMN352-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • GRMN352-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)