Faculty of Information Technology, BUT

Course details

German for Beginners 2/2

JN1 Acad. year 2004/2005 Summer semester 3 credits

The course is for beginners in German. Students are introduced to the language with the emphasis on listening and acquiring basic grammar skills together with fast and direct mastering of communicative skills in everyday situations.


Language of instruction



Credit+Examination (written+oral)

Time span

26 hrs exercises

Assessment points

100 half-term test



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

General understanding based on reading and listening comprehension. Ability to respond adequately incommon situations, to inform, ask questions, ask for information, be able to order or ban.

Learning objectives

The course is concentrated on general German. Note: this is a two-semester course

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  • Countries, occupations, fields of study, question words, personal pronouns
  • Occupations,r egular verbs, verb HAVE
  • Personal questions, verb BE, word order in questions and positive sentences
  • Countries and towns, the alphabet, expressing the negative
  • Obtaining information, definite and indefinite articles and pronoun KEIN, possessive adjectives
  • Family and relatives, subject and object case of indef. article, adjective suffixes after indef. article
  • Rooms and furniture, object case - def. and indef., article, possessive adjectives, personal pronouns
  • Sightseeing, shopping, plural, expressing measure, amount and price
  • House and flat, past tense -préteritum- of regular verbs, BE, HAVE
  • Food and drinks, verbs möchte
  • In a restaurant, coordinative conjuctions
  • Means of transport, present teuse of irregular verbs
  • Travelling by train, telling the time, imperative, the main-sentence word order
  • Holidays and travelling, pronoun WELCH-, verb WISSEN
  • Accommodation, hotel, subordinate clause, indirect question
  • Spending the time- weekend, free time, past tense(Perfekt)
  • Countries, languages, adjective cases after indefinite article
  • Vegetables and fruit, verb mögen, adjective cases without articles
  • Town and countryside, demonstrative pronouns
  • Working day, verbs with separable and inseparable prefix
  • Getting ready for trip, subordinate clouses with conjunctions ob, dass, wenn
  • Orders and bans, modal verbs
  • Occupations, verb WERDEN, modal verbs in present tense
  • Office work and housework, past tense-Perfekt, indefinite pronouns
  • Car accident, participle of irregular verbs, past participle as adjective
  • On holiday, use of past tense - préteritum and perfektum

Progress assessment

  • 75%attendance in seminars
  • active participation and fulfilling the set tasks
  • short progress tests

Exam prerequisites

  • mastering the material of a semester learning
  • success at written semester test (min. 50%)

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-BC-3, field BIT, any year of study, Elective
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