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Unit Overview


Elementary to intermediate German language skills are consolidated and developed further in order to aid students to make the transition to more advanced German language study. This intensive German unit allows students to focus in particular on developing their listening comprehension and speaking skills, as well as advancing to more complex written productions.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) consolidate their knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary; (2) extend their knowledge of German and English and their command of the languages through focus class topics, enabling them to understand a variety of language registers and to comprehend authentic written and spoken texts in a range of situations and contexts; (3) practise using German in a variety of situations and function appropriately in a German-speaking environment; (4) gain more confidence and fluency in their spoken German through regular speaking practice; (5) build on their cultural and linguistic understanding of German and German-speaking societies; and (6) reflect on their team work and personal progress as well as develop a sense of responsibility and ownership. Students gain an increased level of competency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), allowing for proficiency levels ranging from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen). Students demonstrate their knowledge of performance in theory and practice, and develop an increased awareness of intercultural understandings and memorising and communication strategies.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignments; (2) oral presentation; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Dale Adams
Unit rules
WACE Stage 2 German or equivalent
GRMN1403 German Studies 3
Contact hours
language classes: 1 x 2 hours per week (over 13 weeks, involves a mix of formal instruction by the tutor, class discussions, group and pair work on linguistic and cultural issues, as well as presentations and role plays)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.