German Intermediate Language & Culture B

Subject GERM20005 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (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 Intermediate Language & Culture A or equivalent.
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: none
Recommended Background Knowledge: none
Non Allowed Subjects: Students who have completed 126-007 Intermediate German B or German Intermediate Language & Culture B at Level 1 may not 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 subject uses authentic written and audio-visual texts to expand students' ability to understand, speak and write German. If proceeding to German at third-year level, students should achieve the level of competency required for admittance into German Post-Intermediate 3A and German Post-Intermediate 3B .

  • acquire and expand language skills through intensive language training.
  • increase their vocabulary to a moderate level of complexity in the speaking, aural understanding, reading and writing of German.

A 2-hour examination 40% (during examinations 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).

This subject has the following hurdle requirements:

  • Regular participation in tutorials is required with a minimum of 75% 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:

A reader will be available from the bookshop.

  • Handbuch zur deutschen Grammatik (Jamie Rankin and Larry D. Wells) (latest edition) 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 further developed their reading and writing skills in a foreign language.
  • be able to express themselves in a variety of contexts.
  • be able to work efficiently as a team member and 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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