German 10

Subject GERM20010 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours - 1 x 1 hour language class and 1 x 2 hour language seminar per week.
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


German 9. Otherwise, any student enrolling in German at The University of Melbourne for the first time is required to take the online German Placement Test regardless of their background in German. The results of the Placement Test are binding and enrolment can only be changed in consultation with the relevant subject coordinator.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Leo Kretzenbacher



Subject Overview:

This subject is a comprehensive study of both the formal structures and the functional varieties of contemporary German in a wide range of text and discourse forms. Students should develop a refined use of idiomatic and conversational forms and the capacity to use them freely. a level of proficiency in complex written structures and the capacity to command their use freely and confidently. Students should also cultivate the ability to interpret messages independently at all levels of language use, including those occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • have cultivated the ability to interpret messages independently at all levels of language use including those occurring in a variety of audio visual media and individual and group spoken forms;
  • have developed a refined use of idiomatic and conversational forms and the capacity to use them freely in intercultural discourse;
  • have developed a level of proficiency in written structures of sophisticated complexity and the capacity to command their use freely and confidently in intercultural discourse;
  • have acquired public speaking skills (relative to entry level) through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations;
  • be able to use research skills to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library, the internet and interviewing people;
  • have achieved the level of language competency required for admittance into regular studies at a German-speaking university (in most cases).
  • Two hour written language exam during the exam period [50%]
  • A 15 minute oral test at the end of semester [25%]
  • Three reflective essays in German of 200 words each due in Weeks 3, 6 and 9 [15%]
  • 10 minute oral presentation in German in class during semester [10%]

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Anne Buscha, Szilvia Szil and Susanne Raven: C Grammatik Übungsgrammatik Deutsch als Fremdsprache, latest edition (Schubert Verlag)
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: German
Graduate Diploma in Arts - German

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