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Unit Overview


This unit is for students enrolled in the Beginners German major (MJD-GRMNB). It is normally taken concurrently with GRMN2403. 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 and speaking skills, as well as advancing to more complex written productions.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the GRMNB German Studies major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply their knowledge of German grammar and vocabulary in writing; (2) gain more confidence and fluency in their spoken German through regular speaking practice; (3) build on their cultural and linguistic understanding of German and German-speaking societies; and (4) develop teamwork and interpersonal skills, working in both German and English.

Students gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to proficiency Levels 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 as well as of memorising and communication strategies.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) video project; and (3) participation and prepared writing tasks. 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)
Associate Professor Kati Tonkin
Unit rules
Successful completion of
level 1 Unit(s) GRMN1402 German Beginners 2
GRMN2202 German Beginners Bridging Elective
Contact hours
language classes: 1 x 2 hours per week for 10 weeks

No textbooks required.

  • 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.