German VI

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: S

Main Instructor

dr. Ada Gruntar Jermol, Full Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • the ability to describe language principles and gain theoretical analysis thereof;
  • the ability to use adequate language resources;
  • the ability to understand advanced German grammatical structures;
  • the ability to analyse the functions of the grammatical elements in texts;
  • competences in written expression in accordance with grammatical and text-type principles. 

Content (Syllabus outline)

German Contrastive Grammar 2:

Seminar work helps students upgrade their grammatical competences gained during the first two years of the cycle, on the basis of the knowledge from the lectures on the contrastive grammar between German and Slovene. Students gain familiarity with the translation-relevant contrastive analysis methods and topics, eg.: congruence between subject and predicator, non-finite verb forms, special groups of verbs (transitive – intransitive, reflexive verbs …), final vs. non-final form of the adjective in Slovene, comparison of the adjectives, usage of pronouns, modality, noun-oriented tendency in German, aspectuality, passive voice, (in)animate subject, negation and other contrastive-relevant topics.


  • 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.
  • Helbig, Gerhard / Buscha, Joachim (2001): Deutsche Grammatik. Ein Handbuch für den Ausländerunterricht. Berlin et al.: Langenscheidt.
  • Toporišič, Jože (2004): Slovenska slovnica. Četrta, prenovljena in razširjena izdaja. Maribor: Založba Obzorja Maribor.
  • Toporišič, Jože (1992): Enciklopedija slovenskega jezika. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba.


Enrollment in the trird year of Interlingual Communication.

Previous enrollment in the German V course. 


Work during the semester and exam

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