German Beginners Language and Culture B

Subject GERM10005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week, 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: German Beginners Language and Culture A
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Formerly available as 126-127 German Beginners Language and Culture B, 126-128 Beginners German C and 126-129 Beginners German D. Students who have completed these subjects are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Core Participation Requirements: For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:
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.

  • be able to understand spoken and written German at a basic level of difficulty.
  • be able to express themselves appropriately in speech and writing in everyday communicative situations.
  • also have been introduced to aspects of German and Austrian culture and society through the medium of German.

Oral, aural and written assessment totalling 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.

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 80% attendance.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day and in-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:
  • Vorsprung (Textbook, Student Activities Manual, (Lovik/Guz/Chavez) (latest ed) Houghton and 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 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.
Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (German)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: German
German Major
Related Breadth Track(s): German

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