German Language 1A Elementary


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.



  • Semester 1 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. elementary listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in everyday German language

2. an understanding of, and an ability to communicate in, German about selected topics of everyday life

3. knowledge of appropriate modes of interaction in German-speaking society

4. the capacity to think critically and organise time effectively


This 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.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Written and Oral Assignments

Quiz: Quizzes

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term