Courses & Units

Introduction to German 1A HEG101


If you are just starting out with the German language or you’re picking it back up as a refresher, then this is the right unit for you. Our goal is to not only learn how to communicate in German, but also to focus on gaining independence in language acquisition by developing an understanding of how the language works. You’ll engage with a sequenced study of its basic building blocks that is supported by our popular Bausteine eins YouTube series and our own textbook,which together cover everything you need to know at an Introductory level. In particular, you’ll concentrate on developing the individual vocabulary of words, phrases and structures you need to help you communicate authentically with others about your life and interests.



Unit name Introduction to German 1A
Unit code HEG101
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
091503 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $2,324.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

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).


AssessmentPresentation (20%)|Progress and Participation Portfolio (20%)|Quiz 1 (30%)|Quiz 2 (30%)
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