GERMAN 101G German Language Introductory 1

GERMAN 101G | Open | Semester One & Two 2021 | City Campus | 15 points


This course is intended for students who have no previous knowledge of the German language. You will gain basic vocabulary and conversational skills.

There are four class hours per week, with the speaking, listening, reading, and writing components fully integrated into all. Teaching of the language is reinforced through:

  • in-class practice
  • online assignments
  • homework assignments
  • in-class tests
  • independent work using the course website

You will be participating actively in class to develop your communicative skills.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • greet and introduce people in German, including information about their nationality, profession, and family
  • use German to ask about where people live, where they work, and to give and understand directions on how to go to different places
  • discuss your university studies and ask other students about theirs
  • talk about quantities, prices, and distances using German numbers
  • ask and give information about houses, neighbourhoods, and cities
  • describe people's physical appearance and personalities
  • communicate about activities that happen in familiar settings
  • express your likes and dislikes as well as those of others
  • ask and talk about how you and other people feel
  • talk about your daily routine and activities that happen in the present and have happened in the past

Topics Covered

  • Family, friends, describing people
  • Work and leisure
  • Daily routines, hobbies
  • Food, invitations, parties
  • Travel, holidays, transportation, directions
  • Living, household, devices
  • Plans, wishes, jobs 


By enrolling in a General Education language course you are declaring that you have no previous knowledge or study in the language. The University may cancel your enrolment in this course at any time in the semester if you are found to have prior knowledge or study in the language. Further assessment of your language ability may be required and your enrolment may be changed if found to be at a higher level than is permitted for General Education language courses.

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