The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020

Course handbook


Continues to develop the language skills of students who have completed GRMN1501 or an equivalent program of study such as German at Beginners HSC level, a WEA or a German Saturday School program, or a stay in Germany.

Students are equipped to expand these skills during further study or direct exposure to the language, e.g. via Exchange Programs.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate understanding of simple oral and written texts in German.

2. Produce simple oral and written texts in German about selected topics of personal relevance and everyday life.

3. Identify and apply appropriate modes of interaction in German-speaking society informed by cross-cultural competence.

4. Think critically and reflect on their learning process.


This course follows on from GRMN1501. It consolidates and expands on the major grammatical structures through content that features cultural, social, geographical, historical and political aspects of German-speaking societies. Students will further develop the four metaskills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), which will allow them

  • to comprehend everyday language
  • to engage in everyday spoken language
  • to read and understand short texts in the realm of everyday life
  • to write stories about everyday events.

Assumed knowledge

GRMN1501 or equivalent.

Students who are already competent or native speakers of this language are encouraged to undertake 2000 or 3000 level courses for a more engaged learning experience.

Assessment items

Portfolio: Portfolio (40%)

Quiz: 4 x Online Quizzes (4 x 5% = 20%)

Formal Examination: Formal Examination - Closed book examination (40%) *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Formal Examination: Pass Requirement - Students must pass this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact hours



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