GRMN152-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Elementary German Language B

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


A German language course that follows on from GRMN 151, based on the communicative approach.

This course is the second semester of introductory German language.  It assumes a command of basic structures and vocabulary such as that acquired in GRMN151.  In grammatical terms this means a familiarity with the present and perfect tense of verbs, modal verb constructions, the ability to construct sentences with accusative and dative objects, and a familiarity with subordinate sentences with ‘weil’ and ‘wenn’, and two-way prepositions.

Goals of this course
The goal of this course is to provide you with basic knowledge of German language. You will be working on grammar structures and grammar terminology, which will enable you to get a deeper understanding of your native language.

Learning Outcomes

As a student in this course you will acquire skills in all four areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking and listening).  By the end of the course you will be able to understand and participate in German conversations about everyday life.  Your vocabulary will include common topics such as food, travel, health and hygiene, and relationships.  You will be familiar with dialogue patterns in a restaurant, train station, and at the doctor’s surgery; in addition you should be able to talk about events in the past and you should be able to express a range of wishes in an appropriate manner.  Reading is a component of the course, and you will be able to read and understand a variety of German literature such as fairy tales and short stories (easy readers).  You will also practice writing intensively and should be able to describe events in the past and communicate things about their body and their emotions.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


GRMN151, 20 Level 2 NCEA credits, or
placement test.


GRMN115, GRMN106

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Anne Blumenthal


Claudia Scheuerle


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Arbeitsblätter (5) 10% Sundays in weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10
Quizzes on Learn (5) 5% to be completed by the end of the semester
Quizzes in class (5) 25% Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 10
Videos (2) 10% 1 per term
Written tests (2) 40% Held weeks 6 & 11
Oral test (1) 10% Held week 12

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Tschirner, Erwin P. , Nikolai, Brigitte., Terrell, Tracy D; Kontakte : a Communicative Approach ; 8th edition; McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2009.

All your coursework is available on Learn.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All GRMN152 Occurrences

  • GRMN152-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • GRMN152-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)