German Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject 126-127 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - 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: Four hours of language seminars per week
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Prerequisites: 126126 German Beginners Language and Culture A
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Dr Birgit Lang
Subject Overview:

This intensive language subject is an introduction to the German language for students who successfully completed 126-126 German Beginners Language and Culture A. It will deepen the aural, oral, reading and writing skills acquired in semester 1, with emphasis placed on writing and comprehension skills. Students should also make sense of and participate in a variety of communicative situations presented in German.

Assessment: Oral, aural and written assessment totaling 1,400 words 35% (during semester), a mid-semester test 15% (in class); 2-hour written exam 50% (during examination period) Students need to attend at least 80% of the classes to be admitted to the examination.
Prescribed Texts: Vorsprung (Textbook, Student Activities Manual, CD-Program) (Lovik/Guz/Chavez), (latest ed) Houghton and Mifflin
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Breadth Options:

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

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

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
Generic Skills:
  • have acquired reading, writing, oral and aural skills in a foreign language;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member;

  • have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.


Formerly available as 126-002. Students who have completed 126-002 or 126-127 Beginners German B are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

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

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