German First Year is offered in two delivery modes: Intensive (classes begin in January and run for 10 weeks with two 3-hour sessions weekly) and Full Year (classes usually begin in late March or early April each year and run for 30 weeks with one 2-hour session weekly).
The Course is Suitable for:
The German First Year course is designed for beginners of the language.
Please feel free to contact us and speak with a course adviser if you need assistance in selecting the appropriate course or level of study for you. Alternatively, to help find a suitable level of study in your preferred language, you can self assess your language level.
Course Content & Outcomes:
The First Year course will provide learners with communicative skills and cultural awareness. The course aims to introduce students to basic communication and interaction for everyday situations.
By the end of the course students should be able to recognise and use a number of high frequency words in simple conversations on very familiar topics, following basic sentence patterns. Students should be able to reproduce acceptable pronunciation demonstrating ability to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. Focusing primarily on the present tense, students should be familiar with basic grammar rules.
The Course Assists Students to:
- Introduce self, and greet in formal and informal ways
- Exchange general personal information
- Make simple enquiries and acquire goods and services
- Provide basic descriptions of people, places and objects
The content is geared for practical use of the language and takes a holistic approach to develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. It allows for the cohesive development of language proficiency at a consistent and comfortable speed.
The course is delivered by experienced adult educators and the teaching style is interactive, giving students the opportunity to learn with, and from, others.
Students are expected to spend an equal amount of time on individual study between sessions.
Certificate & Assessment:
Upon successful completion of the course, and meeting attendance requirements, participants will receive a University of Adelaide, Centre for Professional and Continuing Education Certificate of Completion.
Intensive and Full Year students have the option to take an assessment of competency, if the required standard is achieved and the attendance requirement is met, students will be awarded a Certificate of Competency.
This is not an award course. However, there are some institutions that may recognise this course as a unit of study. Students should check with the institution concerned regarding recognition.
Payment Options, Concessions and Discounts:
- Discounts and concessions are applicable to this course.
- A part payment option is also available for this course.
HECS/FEE-HELP cannot be used to pay for this course.
Please note: Entry to full year courses is possible at any time of the year. It is the responsibility of the student to determine they have the required language competency to cope with the course content at the point of entry.