German Post-Intermediate 3A

Subject 126-021 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 126005 and 126007
Corequisites: 126006 in either 1st or 2nd semester
Recommended Background Knowledge: .
Non Allowed Subjects: .
Core Participation Requirements: .


Associate Professor Alison Lewis
Subject Overview:

This subject focuses on various aspects of contemporary German language. It aims at consolidating and expanding students' proficiency in both written and spoken language and continues with the development of communicative skills, with reference to the main register of contemporary German. The subject also aims at demonstrating the differences between colloquial, formal and specialised registers where appropriate, and at activating and furthering skills in oral and written communication. It combines this with a study of language functions and grammatical structures. On completion of the subject students should have developed listening skills through the use of different types of audio-visual materials and writing and reading skills through a variety of text types and sources, including the Internet and computer-assisted learning tools.

Assessment: A 2-hour grammar exam 30%, two 1-hour listening comprehension tests 20% (due in week 5 and week 9), a 10-minute oral presentation 20% (due during semester) and two essays of 500 words in German 30% (due in week 4 and week 8).
Prescribed Texts: Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells), (latest ed) Houghton Mifflin
Recommended Texts: .
Breadth Options: This subject is a level 2 or level 3 subject and is not available to new generation degree students as a breadth option in 2008.
This subject or an equivalent will be available as breadth in the future.
Breadth subjects are currently being developed and these existing subject details can be used as guide to the type of options that might be available.
2009 subjects to be offered as breadth will be finalised before re-enrolment for 2009 starts in early October.
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • have furthered their skills in written communication on more abstract and demanding topics;

  • be able to deliver oral presentations with ease and confidence;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member;

  • have developed skills in cross-cultural analysis.


Students who have completed 126-021 German3 Intermediate B may not enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (German)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (German)

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