German 3

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 90
Type: P, V

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 and their usage in the students' formation of their own texts or translation;
  • the ability to analyse the functions of the grammatical elements in texts;
  • competences in fluent oral expression;
  • competences in written expression and the ability to sensitize the process of writing:
  • competences in written expression in accordance with grammatical and text-type principles.

Content (syllabus outline)

The course is divided into two units:

a) German Contrastive Grammar 1

b) German Language Practice 3

a) German Contrastive Grammar 1:

Students upgrade their grammatical competences gained during the first two years of the cycle, extending their knowledge to the contrastive grammar between German and Slovene. They 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.

b) German Language Practice 3:

Students deal with a series of topics which help them build up their topic-related vocabulary and cultivate idiomatic German usage. Written expression techniques investigate advanced forms of the writing process, which students apply to the writing skills gained during the first two years. Students also consolidate and upgrade their knowledge of some more demanding morphological and syntactic structures.


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.
Jezikovne vaje: materiali,ki jih pripravijo učitelji.
Hall, Karin/Scheiner, Barbara (2002): Übungsgrammatik für Fortgeschrittene. München: Hueber Verlag.
Helbig/Buscha: Übungsgrammatik Deutsch. Langenscheidt: Berlin/München, 2002.



Enrollment in the trird year of Interlingual Communication.


German Language Practice: work during the semester (40%) and exam (60%) – 50% of the final grade.

German Contrastive grammar 1: Midterm test (50% of the final grade)

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.