German II

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: P, V

Main Instructor

dr. Ada Gruntar Jermol, Full Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in German;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of German as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text. 

Content (syllabus outline)

German grammar 2:

  1. Students gain familiarity with the verb in more detail. The course focuses on the basic concepts connected with the verb, such as finite vs. infinite verbal forms, tense, voice, mood and aspect. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between structure, meaning, and function. The lectures are complemented by grammar lab classes in which the students perform exercises to consolidate their knowledge of the structures dealt with.

Readings 

- Gruntar Jermol, Ada (2011): Ausgewählte Kapitel der deutschen Morphologie mit kontrastivem Ansatz. / Izbrana poglavja nemške morfologije s kontrastivnimi ponazoritvami. Ljubljana: Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani.
- Dreyer, Hilke / Schmitt, Richard (2001): Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik. München: Verlag für Deutsch.
- Helbig, Gerhard / Buscha, Joachim (2001): Deutsche Grammatik. Ein Handbuch für den Ausländerunterricht. Berlin et al.: Langenscheidt.
- Helbig, Gerhard / Buscha, Joachim (2000): Übungsgrammatik Deutsch. Berlin et al.: Langenscheidt.

Prerequisites

  1. Enrollment in the first year of Interlingual Communication. Previous enrollment in the German I course.

Assessment

  • Midterm tests (40%) and exam (60%).

Forms of marking: 6–10 or A-E (positive grade) or 1–5 or F (negative grade). The assessment in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.

 

Ucitelj

Ada Gruntar Jermol