Faculty of Arts


German Language Introductory 1


Written and oral use of German for students who have no previous knowledge of the language or who have fewer than 16 credits in Level 2 NCEA German. The approach is communicative, with German used wherever possible as the language of instruction. The course aims to provide you with a sound basic knowledge of spoken and written German. Prepares students for the Goethe Institute’s Start Deutsch certificate, which is at proficiency level A1.

With successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases
  • Introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have
  • Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help

Please note that if you are a Native Speaker of this subject, or have passed a more advance language acquisition course in this subject, you cannot take this course.

If you are a Native Speaker and enrol into this course it could be considered cheating which may result in you being found to have committed Academic Misconduct.

Native Speaker refers to those who can speak fluently and read and write without difficulty. You may have acquired this language from early childhood and speaking this language remains one of your primary means of communication.

Students enrolled into this course will need to complete a Language Proficiency Declaration.


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Diana Feick


Specht, Franz; Evans, Sandra; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Kursbuch mit DVD-ROM. Ismaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-101901-3

Reimann, Monika; Glas-Peters, Sabine; Pude, Angela (2012): Menschen A1. Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs. Ismaning: Hueber. ISBN 978-3-19-111901-0


Coursework + exam


GERMAN 101: 15.0 points


May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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