Course details

German for Lower-Intermediate 1/2

JN2 Acad. year 2010/2011 Winter semester 3 credits

Current academic year

The course builds on the material of the course JN1 or previous studying at secondary school. The grammar material is exploited effectively in listening and communicative activities taken from common everyday situations.


Language of instruction




Time span

26 hrs exercises



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

General language understanding based on reading and listening comprehension. Ability to respond adequately in common situations. To be able to inform about personal experience. Ability to reason and explain, inform about plans and intentions, to give and obtain information. Basic skills for understanding specialized texts (reading comprehension, presentation).

Learning objectives

The course is concentrated on general German and partly specialized language. Note: This is a two-semester course

Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Knowledge on beginner German level.

Study literature

  • Justová, H.: Wir üben deutsche Grammatik, Fragment (in Czech-German)
  • Zavřelová, D.: Technické minimum, UJAZ FEI VUT Brno (in Czech-German)
  • Brinitzer, M., Damm, V.: Grammatik sehen, Hueber Verlag
  • Claudia Hümmler-Hille: Hören Sie mal 1, Hueber Verlag

Fundamental literature

  • Apelt, H.P., Apelt, M.: plus deutsch 2, Hueber Fraus, Plzeň 2001 (in Czech-German)
  • Zavřelová, D.: Technické minimum, UJAZ FEI VUT Brno (in Czech-German)

Syllabus of numerical exercises

  1. Introducing; grammar revision; Partizip II
  2. Clothing; object case with nouns; etwas/nichts
  3. Going shopping, in the shop
  4. Protest demonstration in Leipzig; prepositions with the object case; adjectives used in attribute after indef. article
  5. Prejudices; irregular verbs past participle
  6. The weather; at the weekend; forming perfect with the help of verbs haben/sein, SOLLEN, pronoun ES
  7. Tourism; perfect of mixed verbs
  8. Sports-kinds of sports; adjective in the attribute after definite and indefinite article; past participle as adjective
  9. Dates, arranging a date; ordinals, expressing the date; the verb WERDEN in preterit, use of the verb Werden
  10. Trade fairs; question words WELCH-/WAS FUR EIN; the passive (present and past tense)
  11. The human body; object case prepositions
  12. At the doctor's; the verbs legen/liegen, setzen/sitzen, stehen/stellen,....
  13. In the office, using the computer; schon.../-noch nicht, noch kein, erst-negative
  14. Curriculum vitae; past tense-preterit of irregular verbs
  15. Work, occupation; verb patterns, adjectives with prefix "un-" 
  16. Making a phone call, electronic mail; adverbs
  17. Relationship in a family; reflexive verbs
  18. Relationships; reflexive verbs with a pattern
  19. Advertisements; reciprocity with certain verbs
  20. Family budget, expenditures; noun declension, conditional of the verb sollen  
  21. Money, salary; modal verbs meaning, adjective declension in attribute
  22. Films and cinema; weak declension of nouns
  23. Housing; leaving out the article with nouns
  24. Environment; adjective declension without an article in attribute
  25. Customs, holidays, traditions; writing letters
  26. Museums, exhibitions; declension of adjectives after definite and indefinite article, and without an article-revision

Progress assessment

  • active participation in seminars
  • 75% attendance in seminars
  • progress tests
  • writing compositions based on conversational topics
  • working with texts

Exam prerequisites

  • mastering the material of the semester
  • 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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