In this course, students will acquire the advanced conversational skills (listening, speaking, pronunciation) that are needed to participate confidently in spoken discourse in German-speaking countries. Students engage in self-directed online study focusing on phonological elements and communicative strategies. In the weekly tutorials, they get an opportunity to apply this apply this knowledge and practice their skills in holding a conversation in German.
Availability2021 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2021
This course replaces the following course(s): GRMN3501. Students who have successfully completed GRMN3501 are not eligible to enrol in GRMN3505.
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Apply knowledge of German phonological elements (e.g. stress and intonation patterns).
2. Comprehend information in spoken interactions.
3. Communicate orally with advanced-level fluency.
4. Use strategies for turn-taking, monitoring mutual understanding and repair misunderstandings in oral communication.
5. Reflect on their language learning process.
This course covers the following topics:
- Listening for gist and specific information in spoken German discourse.
- Practising pronunciation (including stress and intonation) of German words and sentences.
- Speaking about a variety of everyday/familiar and abstract topics (for example: holidays, environment, media, society).
- Strategies for effectively partaking in German discourse (turn-taking, monitoring mutual understanding, and repairing misunderstandings).
GRMN2502 or equivalent
Portfolio: Portfolio (50%)
Quiz: 2 x Quiz (20%)
Project: Project (30%)
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks
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