GERM 3021 - German in Germany

North Terrace Campus - Summer - 2017

This course consists of five to six weeks full time study at Stuttgart Winter University. The course is divided into two components running concurrently: (a) an intensive language course and (b) a cultural/historical program. The culture courses have integrated excursions which are a mandatory part of the course program. For details, contact the German Studies Department or Global Learning.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GERM 3021
    Course German in Germany
    Coordinating Unit German Studies
    Term Summer
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact January - February at Stuttgart Winter University
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites GERM 2204 or GERM 2212 or equivalent
    Course Description This course consists of five to six weeks full time study at Stuttgart Winter University. The course is divided into two components running concurrently: (a) an intensive language course and (b) a cultural/historical program. The culture courses have integrated excursions which are a mandatory part of the course program. For details, contact the German Studies Department or Global Learning.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Ms Judith Wilson

    This course is run and taught by staff from our German partner university, the University of Stuttgart.
    For information about the course see:

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Students will find a detailed program guide at:
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    The German Language courses offered are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, short CEFR, a guideline used to describe the levels achieved by learners of foreign languages. CEFR was put together by the Council of Europe and was recommended to be used by a European Union Council Resolution in November 2001. Students are placed in an appropriate class based on their language competence.

    Course Description: A1/1 and A1/2 – Basic Speaker Breakthrough
    · Basic grammar and structures of German
    · Elementary vocabulary
    · Everyday situations in your studies and at home
    · Starting and continuing written and oral communication in a simple way

    Course Description: A2/1 and A2/2 – Basic Speaker Waystage
    · Further development of language and communication skills from A1
    · Basic structures of German (continued)
    · Special focus on oral communication
    · Introduction to tourist and professional situations
    · Transition form word to sentence level grammar

    Course Description: B1/1 and B1/2 – Independent Speaker Threshold
    · Further development of language and communication skills from A2 · Further types of topical texts from university and professional contexts · Networking language skills · Focus on syntax and text grammar · Communication skills including fluency and flexibility · Special focus on oral communication (discussing and presenting experiences and events)
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Information about required resources will be available after arrival in Stuttgart.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    German Language: classes will be from 8.45 to 12.15 on Mondays to Fridays. Students will be taught German in the classroom situation but will also have the opportunity of practicing what they have learned in a variety of different natural situations. In addition to the German Language course, they will take a Subject Course in one of the following areas:
    · 20th Century Architecture
    · Art History: European Focus
    · Cross-Cultural Communication
    · Contemporary Germany - Stuttgart in the Midst of Germany and Europe
    · German Film & Literature
    The Subject Courses are taught in the afternoons in English and have integrated excursions. The excursions are mandatory.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Over the six week period, the total number of contact hours in any one German Language Course is 90. This is equivalent to 9 ECTS credits. Students are also required to take one Subject Course. See: Learning and Teaching Activities.
    Learning Activities Summary
    See: Learning and Teaching Activities
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    All courses will have the following grading system: active course participation, homework, tests, oral presentation
    Assessment Detail
    Information available on enrolment.
    Information available on enrolment.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    NB. This course will not be graded using the M10 grading system, but instead the grading system employed by the University of Stuttgart.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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