German IV

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 4:

Selected topics in German syntax (detailed examination of sentence elements, sentence analysis) and morphology (the pronoun es, article usage, etc.). 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 and some more demanding aspects of morphology.

Readings

  • 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.

Prerequisites

Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.

Previous enrollment in the German III course.

Assessment

Midterm tests (40%) and final exam (60%). The exam covers the content of German Grammar 3 and German Grammar 4.

 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.

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Ada Gruntar Jermol