Course details

German for Beginners 1/2

JN1 Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

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




Time span

26 hrs exercises



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.

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

No prerequisity knowledge is called for.

Study literature

  • Apelt, H.P., Apelt, M.: Plus deutsch 1, Hueber Fraus Plzeň 2000 (in Czech-German)
  • Zavřelová, D.: Technické minimum, UJAZ FEI VUT Brno (in Czech-German)
  • Justová, H.: Wir uben deutsche Grammatik, Fragment (in Czech-German)
  • Steevens, J.P., Victoor, A.: Was ist das? Modernes deutsches Bildworterbuch, Art press Bratislava 1990 (in Slovak-German)

Fundamental literature

  • Apelt, H.P., Apelt, M.: Plus deutsch 1, Hueber Fraus, Plzeň 2000 (in Czech-German)
  • Zavřelová, D.: Technické minimum, UJAZ FEI VUT Brno (in Czech-German)

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Countries,occupations, fields of study, question words, personal pronouns
  2. Occupations, regular verbs, verb HAVE
  3. Personal questions, verb BE, word order in questions and positive sentences
  4. Countries and towns, the alphabet, expressing the negative
  5. Obtaining information, definite and indefinite articles and pronoun KEIN, possessive adjectives
  6. Family and relatives, subject and object case of indef. article,adjective suffixes after indef. article
  7. Rooms and furniture, object case - def. and indef., article, possessive adjectives, personal pronouns
  8. Sightseeing, shopping, plural, expressing measure, amount and price
  9. House and flat, past tense -préteritum- of regular verbs, BE, HAVE
  10. Food and drinks, verb möchte
  11. In a restaurant, coordinative conjuctions
  12. Means of transport, present teuse of irregular verbs
  13. Travelling by train, telling the time, imperative, the main-sentence word order
  14. Holidays and travelling, pronoun WELCH-, verb WISSEN
  15. Accommodation, hotel, subordinate clause, indirect question
  16. Spending the time- weekend, free time,past tense(Perfekt)
  17. Countries, languages, adjective cases after indefinite article
  18. Vegetables and fruit, verb mögen, adjective cases without articles
  19. Town and countryside, demonstrative pronouns
  20. Working day, verbs with separable and inseparable prefix
  21. Getting ready for trip, subordinate clouses with conjunctions ob, dass, wenn
  22. Orders and bans, modal verbs
  23. Occupations, verb WERDEN, modal verbs in present tense
  24. Office work and housework, past tense-Perfekt, indefinite pronouns
  25. Car accident, participle of irregular verbs, past participle as adjective
  26. 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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