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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 courseThe 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.
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.
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.
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, orplacement test.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Tschirner, Erwin P. , Nikolai, Brigitte., Terrell, Tracy D;
Kontakte : a Communicative Approach
McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2021 (8th Edition is also acceptable).
All your coursework is available on Learn.
Domestic fee $844.00
International fee $3,950.00
* 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