German III

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 75
Type: P, V

Main Instructor

dr. Ada Gruntar Jermol, Full Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced linguistic 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;
  • reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course is divided into two units:

a) German Grammar 3
b) German Language Practice

a) German Grammar 3

Students will gain familiarity with the syntax of the German language. The course will focus on classification of sentences according to different criteria (Satz: Satztyp, Satzform, Satzart), word order in the German sentence (Vorfeld, Nachfeld, Rahmenkonstruktion, Ausrahmung) and overview of subordinate clauses. Special emphasis will be placed on  relationship between the structure, meaning and function.

b) German Language Practice:

  • practicing grammatical structures within the scope of various texts;
  • the most common mistakes in language learning;
  • various themes from various sources and authentic texts ;
  • practicing the grammatical structures mentioned above (see German Grammar 2) in various texts.

Special emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading and listening skills as well as on general and specialized vocabulary building, collocations etc.


  • Jung, Walter (1990): Grammatik der deutschen Sprache. 10., neu bearbeitete Auflage. Mannheim, Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut.
  • Hall, Karin/Scheiner, Barbara (1997): Übungsgrammatik für Fortgeschrittene. München.
  • Helbig/Buscha (2001): Deutsche Grammatik. Ein Handbuch für den Deutschunterricht. Langenscheidt: Berlin et al.
  • Nemške jezikovne vaje: materiali, ki ji pripravi učitelj. /  German Language Practice:  Material prepared by the teacher.


Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.


German Language Practice: work during the semester (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.


Ada Gruntar Jermol