GRMN1402 German Beginners 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the GRMNB German Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
This unit follows on from GRMN1401 German Beginners 1. It builds on the introduction to German grammar and vocabulary, further developing students' ability to communicate orally and in writing in everyday situations. It focuses on contemporary spoken and written language used in German-speaking countries and uses authentic texts and audiovisual materials to deepen students' understanding of German culture and society.
Students achieve language proficiency equivalent to Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen).

The unit leads to GRMN2403 German Studies 3. In Level 2 and 3 German units, you will have the opportunity to not only increase language competency but to further engage with German history and culture (including literature, film, music and science) and to take advantage of a range of exchange possibilities, including our short-term Stuttgart Winter University program.
Students are able to (1) further develop elementary skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in the German language; (2) be familiar with a broader range of sociolinguistic conventions in German; (3) have an increased knowledge of culture and society in German-speaking countries; (4) further develop independent learning skills and interpersonal skills; and (5) have a deeper awareness of language and language use in both German and in English.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) short tests; (2) oral tasks; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Dale Adams
Unit rules
GRMN1401 German Beginners 1 or equivalent, with the consent of the convener
GRMN1102 German Beginners II
Contact hours
The content in this unit is delivered in a blended mode. Further details available in the unit outline.

Students do not need to purchase any texts for this unit. All materials will be provided via the LMS.

  • 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.