German Language and Culture 2B

Subject 126-016 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 3 contact hours/week , 5.5 additional hours/week. Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: GERM20001 (German Language and Culture 2A) .
Corequisites: GERM20003 (German Cultural Studies 2) in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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:


Assoc Prof Alison Lewis


Alison Lewis
Phone: 83445103
Subject Overview: This subject focuses on various aspects of contemporary German language. It will aim at consolidating and expanding students' proficiency in both written and spoken language. It will continue with the development of communicative skills with reference to the main registers of contemporary German. The subject will also aim 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. Listening skills will be developed 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.
  • enhance their capacity to use basic idiomatic and conversational forms and the ability to employ them freely in speech;
  • consolidate a level of proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and extend the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately;
  • acquire the ability to interpret messages of a high level of complexity occurring in a variety of multimedia approaches;
  • develop a conceptual understanding of language use through a study of functions and grammar;
  • achieve a level of language competence required for admission into German Language and Culture 3A
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
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.

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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.
Notes: Students who have completed 126-016 German 2C may not enrol in this subject.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (German)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: German
German Major

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