German 2

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 105
Type: P, V

Course Description

Objectives and subject-specific competences

  • Advanced linguistic competence in German.
  • Learning about methodological foundations for solving linguistic problems.
  • Ability to describe and theoretically analyze linguistic rules.
  • Ability to search linguistic sources.
  • More complex German grammatical structures as the basis for practical translation work.
  • Ability to analyze the function of grammatical elements in texts.
  • Developing reading and listening skills.
  • Developing oral expression skills by preparing an independent presentation.Developing written expression skills by learning about the procedural approach to writing.


Description of content

Grammar:

  • Use of modal verbs,
  • Subjunctive I and II,
  • Use of the passive,
  • Overview of subordinate clauses,
  • Government of verbs, nouns, and adjectives,
  • Use of the article,
  • Reflexive verbs,
  • Reporting,
  • Gerunds.

 

Language exercises:

  • Practicing grammatical structures within the scope of various texts,
  • The most common mistakes in language learning,
  • Various themes from various sources and authentic texts (e.g., computer science, the environment and environmental protection, society and problems within a society, social problems),
  • Practicing the grammatical structures mentioned above (see Grammar) in various texts.


Basic bibliography

Grammars:

  • Hall, Karin & Scheiner, Barbara (1997): Übungsgrammatik für Fortgeschrittene. Munich.
  • Helbig & Buscha (2001): Deutsche Grammatik. Ein Handbuch für den Deutschunterricht. Langenscheidt: Berlin et al.
  • Helbig & Buscha (2002): Übungsgrammatik Deutsch. Langenscheidt: Berlin & Munich.
  • Muster-Čenčur, Ana Marija (1998): Morphologie der deutschen Sprache. Ljubljana.
  • Rug Wolfgang & Tomasziewski, Andreas (1993): Grammatik mit Sinn und Verstand. Klett. Munich

 

Language exercises:

  • Reihe "Deutsch üben" (2001). Verlag für Deutsch. Munich: Hueber Verlag.
  • Authentic texts


Conditions for inclusion or to undertake work required

Enrollment in the second year of the Interlingual Communication course.


Methods of assessment and the assessment scale

The final passing grade is the average of passing grades from both cycles. The grades from individual cycles are:

  • Grammar: Written exam at the end of the academic year, midterm exams in lab exercises or final exam at the end of the year.
  • Language exercises:
    During the year:
    Participation in exercises, homework (writing essays, 2 midterm exams (1 in the autumn semester and 1 in the spring semester), 1 essay. If all the grades are positive, the student only has to take the oral exam at the end of the year. The student has the opportunity to retake a midterm exam or rewrite the essay for one negative grade. At the end of the year: oral (+written) final exam.
  • Assessment scale: 6–10 (positive) or 1–5 (negative); in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the faculty's examination rules.