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German 3 (GERM10001)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeGERM10001
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students who have completed German 2 should enrol in GERM20004. Students who have been placed in German 3 after taking the German Placement Test may enrol in GERM10001. In this subject students extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations, rather than those generated with the language learner in mind. Students will learn the skills to deal with the complexity of authentic texts such as feature films, poetry, song lyrics and opinion articles, and to source information in German on the internet. Students also learn to communicate at a more sophisticated level, going beyond utterances focused exclusively on the self, and developing structures and vocabulary that enable them to express themselves in the context of broader social and cultural themes such as music and popular culture and notions of ethnicity, nationalism and belonging. Students begin to produce texts and utterances of a more critical nature such as film reviews and formal debates. On completion of the subject students should have attained a moderate level of complexity in speaking, aural comprehension, reading and writing of German.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to read more sophisticated texts and to practice and augment accurate writing skills;
  • have used a wider range of vocabulary about people and places including language about historical and contemporary themes; use more complex grammatical structures including a greater range of tenses and cases and modes;
  • be able to comprehend more complex spoken German and express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
  • be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet; develop analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
  • have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange; apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity; engage with contemporary and historical themes in the German national consciousness;
  • have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts;
  • have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
  • have developed the ability to reflect on their language learning process and on linguistic and cultural differences of the target language and cultures.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to find information from various sources, including dictionary, library and the internet;
  • have developed a differentiated and informed understanding of self and other and of cross-cultural exchange;
  • have acquired time management and planning skills through managing and organizing workloads;
  • have developed analytical skills, learning strategies and the ability to process, organize and integrate information;
  • have developed an openness to the world and an awareness of cultural and historical contexts;
  • be able to apprehend and appreciate features of the interaction of language and identity.

Last updated: 11 January 2018