Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


With German being the most widely spoken first language in Europe, learning this language is a valuable addition to your professional skills. Learning a second language lets you explore other cultures, fosters your communication skills and – most importantly – it is fun! This language course develops your basic communicative competence in everyday German. It introduces you to the structural foundations of the German language with a focus on speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Aspects of contemporary German culture and society are also discussed. This course follows on from GRMN1502. It is also designed for students with prior knowledge of German and for students with HSC German Continuers level or equivalent.



  • Semester 1 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Understand and respond to oral and written texts in German at an intermediate level.

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

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

4. Show the capacity to think critically and reflect on their learning process.


Topics studied include health and fitness, tourism and travelling, cities and regions, jobs and job applications as well as the German system of education. The course covers the four skills speaking, listening, reading and writing, with an emphasis on further enhancing communicative competence.

Assumed knowledge

GRMN1502 or equivalent

Assessment items

Portfolio: Portfolio 1 (40%)

Portfolio: Portfolio 2 (40%)

Quiz: Online Quizzes (20%)

Contact hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

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