Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


3000 level

Course handbook


This course is ideal for students who would like to enhance their fluency and confidence in German. It will increase the depth and breadth of their vocabulary and consolidate language skills and grammatical knowledge. The course follows on from GRMN2502 as students transition from intermediate to upper-intermediate level. The course will focus on exploring contemporary issues and socio-cultural aspects of the German-speaking world. This unit can be done before or together with GRMN3501.



  • 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 advanced 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 incorporating cross-cultural competence.

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


The topics covered in the course are of personal relevance or related to socio-historical and cultural issues typically encountered in German-speaking countries. These topics are presented in a way which encourages students to express and share their opinions and relate the presented information to their own lives.

Assumed knowledge

GRMN2502 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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