German Intermediate Language & Culture A

Subject 670-231 (2008)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2008.Search for this in the current handbook

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: Four hours of language seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 25 points of beginners German or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr Heather Benbow
Subject Overview:

This subject uses authentic written and audio-visual texts to expand students' ability to understand, speak and write German. The lecture introduces students to central aspects of the literature, culture and linguistics of German-speaking countries. Students will be introduced to specialised terminology and should develop analytical skills relevant to the topic area. On completion of the subject students should have attained a moderate level of complexity in speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing of German and a level of competency required for admittance into .

Assessment: A 2-hour examination 40% (during examination period), two listening tests equivalent to 500 words 10% (mid and end of semester), written work equivalent to 1000 words 30% (during semester), a 5-minute oral presentation equivalent to 250 words 10% (during semester), and vocabulary tests equivalent to 250 words 10% (during semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:A reader for the lecture and culture seminar will be available from the book shop.Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells), (latest) Houghton Mifflin Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik Workbook (Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells), (latest) Houghton Mifflin
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 developed their speaking and listening skills in a foreign language further;

  • be able to express themselves in a variety of contexts;

  • be aware of a number of cultural themes relevant to the German-speaking world in the modern era;

  • be able to work efficiently as a team member and have an understanding of social and cultural diversity.


This subject is only available at first year level for students commencing the intermediate language stream. Students enrolled in the beginners stream should enrol at second year level. Students who have completed 126-005 Intermediate German A may not enrol in this subject.

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