German Conversational Skills: Listening, Speaking and Pronunciation
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- 27 Feb 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of German phonological elements (e.g. stress and intonation patterns);
comprehend and react to relevant information in spoken interactions;
communicate orally with reasonable fluency on familiar/prepared topics in both informal and formal situations; and
apply strategies for turn-taking, monitoring mutual understanding and repairing misunderstandings in oral communication.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s. First language (German) speakers may not enrol in German language units except when required for (school) teaching accreditation in Australian states and territories.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
As it is spoken by millions of people around the world, being able to communicate effectively in German is an increasingly practical way to ensure your relevance in a global economy. When travelling abroad, listening and speaking skills in the foreign language are crucial. However, it is a challenge to learn a language outside the country where it is spoken. In this subject you will build a sound basis for conversing in German. You’ll focus on improving the conversational skills (listening, speaking, pronunciation) that are needed to participate more confidently in spoken discourse in German-speaking countries. When studying this subject, you will also develop the capacity to engage appropriately, and with relative fluency, in oral discourse across a range of situations.
Assessment 1: Portfolio A. 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 2: Portfolio B. 2000 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3: Online Quizzes (2 online quizzes (each worth 10%)).500 words (equivalent). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2
- Assessment 1: Portfolio A. 2000 words (equivalent). A collection of learner-centred, personally relevant tasks and activities that foster receptive and/or productive language skills. (40%)
- Assessment 2: Portfolio B. 2000 words (equivalent). A collection of learner-centred, personally relevant tasks and activities that foster receptive and/or productive language skills. (40%)
- Assessment 3: Online Quizzes (2 online quizzes (each worth 10%). Covering vocabulary listening comprehension and pronunciation). 500 words (equivalent). (20%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 09 Jun 23
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