German Studies at Monash is unique in its alignment of proficiency level with internationally recognised standards. We offer entry level from introductory to advanced, and our approach is characterised by an integrated foreign language pedagogy. In addition to the study of German language, we offer core and elective units in German literary and cultural studies, history and linguistics. Our electives complement the core units of our major which have been mapped against the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). Students are thus able to track their progression against external benchmarks.
In German Studies you can a achieve exit levels ranging from standards B1 (Intermediate User) to C1 (Proficient User), allowing for breadth of training across a broad communicative spectrum and catering for specialist learners seeking a higher level of foreign language functionality in a chosen area of expertise. Our program prepares students for Honours and Postgraduate Studies.