Student resources

Welcome to the Student Resources page which we hope serves as an additional source of information to assist you with learning German.

Departmental Student Representative

The main role of the departmental student representative is to gather views from class mates relating the experience of students in lectures and tutorials (e.g. class size, location, timetable) and to communicate those to staff members. This can be positive feedback on aspects which work well as well as concerns about issues which negatively affect the student experience. Further, the student rep liaise with academic staff about assessment structure, provide feedback about unit of study choice and availability. The overall aim is to improve the learning experience for current and future students. Please contact:

German Kultur Klub

The University of Sydney German Kultur Klub welcomes members! We run conversation groups, film screenings, and social events like Oktoberfest. Join to practise your German or experience German culture! All welcome and you don't have to speak German.

Follow us on Facebook: Usyd German Klub Facebook page.

Goethe-Institut Australia

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. We promote knowledge of the German language abroad and foster international cultural cooperation. We convey a comprehensive picture of Germany by providing information on Germany's cultural, social and political life.

Placement Test: Testen Sie Ihr Deutsch

If you have knowledge in German the department encourage you to complete a placement test to determine your appropriate language entry level according to the Common European Framework of Refercences for Languages (CEFR).
The placement test for first year students in Germanic Studies will be administered as a self-assessment tool. Students are required to complete this test provided by the Goethe Institute. The placement test comprises of 30 questions. You are required to follow the prompts and record your score out of a total of 30. The time allowed is 20 minutes.

Score and matching unit of study at the University of Sydney

  • 00-07: GRMN1111 Junior German 1 (A1)
  • 08-14: GRMN1122 Junior German 2 (A2)
  • 15-25: GRMN1211 Junior German 3 (B1.1)
  • 26-30: GRMN1311 Junior German 5 (B2.2)

Please note that it is in your own interest to follow the guidelines. Supporting materials like dictionaries and vocabulary list are not permitted. A distorted score as a result of assistance will result in an incorrect placement.

Assessment cover sheet

This cover sheet must be attached to the front of your essay or assignment when you hand it in. The plagiarism declaration must be signed before you submit your work. If your assessment does not have a coversheet, or if you have not signed the coversheet, your work may not be marked.
Lodge your assessment online via LMS (Blackboard) or at the SLC School office, located in room 506 of the Brennan MacCallum Building (A18). The School counter is open from 10am to 4pm. Hard copies of the cover sheet are available here. The School does not provide submission receipts; we recommend that you keep a copy of your assessment as proof of completion.



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