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Unit Overview


This unit is mainly intended for students wishing to major in German. It allows students to explore and perform texts and plays written for the stage. While the theoretical part of the workshops surveys the history and evolution of theatre in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the practical focus in each semester is on a different playwright, era and performance style.

The workshops involve 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. Through the rehearsal and performance of the play, students practise speaking and reading German and improve their pronunciation in particular. The final performance is also the culmination of a semester's work and evidence of successful and sustained teamwork, demonstrating the students' sense of responsibility and ownership.

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

Students are able to (1) engage with the theory and practice of drama and its production; (2) familiarise themselves in great detail with one German language theatre text; (3) organise, advertise, rehearse and perform their own theatre project; and (4) reflect on their teamwork and personal progress as well as develop a sense of responsibility and ownership. Students gain an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German corresponding to proficiency levels ranging from B1 to C1 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 memorising and communication strategies.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assignment; (2) oral and online tasks; 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)
Professor Alexandra Ludewig
Unit rules
GRMN1104 German Intermediate II
or GRMN1404 German Studies 4
or GRMN1402 German Studies 2
or GRMN1102 German Beginners II
or GRMN2203 German Intermediate I
or GRMN1406 German Studies 6
or the consent of the convener
GRMN2213 German Youth on Stage
Contact hours
2 set hours per week over 10 weeks plus additional rehearsal times tba.
  • 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.