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German 4 (GERM10002)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeGERM10002
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

In this subject, students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations.

Students will engage with authentic texts that deal with past and present themes of increasing complexity and that are of significance in German-speaking Europe. Feature and documentary film, opinion writing, pop songs and interviews are some of the genres students will encounter and that will provide the inspiration for personal expression of a moderate level of sophistication. The acquisition of advanced linguistic structures such as the subjunctive and passive will enable students to begin to express with more complexity their own experiences, wishes and views. They will begin to understand written German at a more formal level (such as newspaper reports). Students will make first attempts to deploy these structures in written form and verbal utterances that engage with personal and political themes such as coming of age, the GDR past and racism and immigration. 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;
  • be able to acquire 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: 18 July 2019