This is an introductory unit for students with little or no prior knowledge of German. While a key goal of this unit is the acquisition of communication skills in German, the unit centres on the study of the lives, interests and occupations of German-speakers from a variety of locations and backgrounds, so that students develop not only a firm grounding in the basics of the German language, but also a heightened sensitivity to the social contexts of communication, and an awareness of the socio-cultural fabric and heritage of the German-speaking world. Students acquire a basic vocabulary, learn to apply the structures and patterns of the language and to develop the ability to engage with and respond to spoken and written German through an engagement with a range of contemporary topics.
|Unit name||Introduction to German 1A|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Global Cultures and Languages|
|Coordinator||Doctor Billy Badger|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Construct phrases and sentences, making use of the basic elements of the German language, particularly vocabulary and sentence structure.
- Respond appropriately to spoken and written German
- Apply cross-cultural awareness in written and verbal communication.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HEG100 AND HEG103 AND XBR114
On campus Hobart enrolment
Weekly workshops (4 x 1 hour)
On campus Launceston enrolment
Weekly workshop (2 hours)
Weekly online zoom workshop (2 hour)
Off campus enrolment
Weekly workshops (4 x 1 hour) online via zoom (concurrent with on-campus workshops).
|Assessment||Grammatical structures and phrases "cheatsheet" (10%)|Quiz 1 (30%)|Quiz 2 (40%)|Presentation (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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