Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours - 2 x 2-hour seminars per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Any student enrolling in German at The University of Melbourne for the first time is required to take the online German Placement Test regardless of their background in German. The results of the Placement Test are binding and enrolment can only be changed in consultation with the relevant subject coordinator.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Birgit Lang
This is an introductory subject for students with little or no knowledge of German. Its goal is to generate a firm grounding in the basics of German grammar and language structure in conjunction with the development of cultural literacy (including a sensitivity to the social contexts of communication). Students acquire a basic vocabulary, learn to discern and employ the structures, patterns and grammatical features of a foreign language, and develop the ability to engage with simple texts. Students reach a level of simple text production (eg. letters, emails, personal résumés or family backgrounds). Students will learn how to converse in a number of different informal communicative situations and begin to use language in limited formal settings. The study of culture is integrated into language acquisition and is designed to develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This engagement with a range of different authentic texts and media will be embedded in the learning about key aspects of German, Austrian and Swiss culture.
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
This subject has the following hurdle requirements:
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.
|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|
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://languages-linguistics.unimelb.edu.au/|
Graduate Diploma in Arts - German
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
German - Entry Point 1 |
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