German Post-Intermediate 3A

Subject 126-021 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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: Total of 8.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 126005 and 126007
Corequisites: 126006 in either 1st or 2nd semester
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:


Dr Heinz Leonhard Leo Kretzenbacher


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
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
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 126-021 German3 Intermediate B 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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