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Unit Overview


Students can apply to study 12 points of German language and culture at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, during January and February.

12 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodGermanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 elective
  • Substitute unit for any two Level 3 units (12 points) for the German Studies major

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an increased level of competency in all four macro skills—listening to, speaking, reading and writing German—corresponding to proficiency Level B1 and above of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Gemeinsamer Europaischer Referenzrahmen) and (2) demonstrate an increased awareness of intercultural understanding and of language learning, as well as research skills and communication strategies.


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

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Kati Tonkin
Unit rules
GRMN1404 German Studies 4.
GRMN2404 German Studies 4
OR GRMN1406 German Studies 6.
GRMN2406 German Studies 6.
GRMN3406 German Studies 6
For further information contact the coordinator through School Operations Humanities & Social Sciences: [email protected]
  • 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.