This unit is an introduction to the German language, specifically for Theological and Biblical studies or for other academic purposes. The focus is therefore on reading comprehension and translation, familiarising students with German vocabulary, morphology and syntax. Students apply these skills in the translation of select (and initially simplified) passages.
translate German sentences and theological/academic text passages of moderate difficulty
demonstrate an understanding of German morphology by parsing German nouns, pronouns and verbs
exhibit a basic knowledge of German vocabulary, in particular of theological and exegetical terminology
use German dictionaries effectively.
Pre-requisites: nil Co-requisites: nil
Each week focusses on one grammatical / morphological topic through explicit teaching, individual exercises and exercises in pairs or small groups. Students will be exposed to (simplified) texts early on. Assessment is designed to test as well as to stimulate learning. Students taking the unit online participate in the class via appropriate technology. All students access online material in between classes.
|Type||Description||Word count||Weight (%)|
|Short Answer Tests||2000||50.0|
One 2-hour written examination OR Written examination under timed conditions conducted online
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 8 Sep, 2020
Unit record last updated: 2020-09-08 16:06:06 +1000