German Language 1A Elementary

Course code GRMN1501Units 10Level 1000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Learning German can enrich your life and your chances of success in both your work and private life. This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language or insufficient knowledge to qualify for GRMN2501. The emphasis throughout the course is on the acquisition of the basic language skills of speaking, comprehending, reading and writing German. A basic aim of the course is to develop communicative competence in everyday German. Aspects of contemporary German culture and society are also discussed.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives1. To develop elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in everyday German language
2. To demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to communicate in, German about selected topics of everyday life
3. To acquire knowledge of appropriate modes of interaction in German-speaking society
4. To develop the capacity to think critically and organise time effectively
ContentThis course introduces major linguistic structures of the German language through content that features cultural, social, geographical, historical and political aspects of German-speaking
societies. These structures include the case system, the present tense, some past tense forms, and basic word order.

Students will develop the four meta-skills (listening, speaking,reading and writing), which will allow them
-- to comprehend everyday basic language
-- to engage in everyday spoken language at an elementary level
-- to read and understand short texts in the realm of everyday life.
Replacing Course(s)GRMN1001
TransitionExisting students should not be affected. Students who have completed GRMN1001 may not enrol in this course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledgenone
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTwo Language Assignments (40%)
Examination: Formal1 written exam (2 hours) (40%)
Other: (please specify)All items must be submitted/completed to satisfy course requirements. Students must pass the examination to pass the course.
Quiz - On-lineOnline Language Quizzes (4) (20%)
Contact HoursTutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GRMN1501