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Last update 04-10-2017
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: german, russian & east european studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: German

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Dr.Kristina Reiss

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: Tuesday 11-12

Teaching Staff:
Dr. Kristina Reiss

Course/Module description:
systematic summary of language courses

Course/Module aims:
refreshing and enlarging previously acquired knowledge, improving performance

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
be familiar with German grammar as compared with other languages,
be able to assess regular and deviant usages of modern German

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Presentation of each topic in class
How does this work in German?
Homework: application (analytic and/or experimental)

Course/Module Content:
nouns: morphology
composition; derivation;
gender; plural forms;
cases (N, A, D + G), basic & after prepositions
verbs: infinitives (I & II), with auxiliaries and modal verbs
gerund & other passive equivalents
participles: I & II (morphology)
used as part of predicate or as attributes,
verbal tenses (simple and compound)
distinction of past tenses
subjunctives: Konjunktiv II (Irrealis)
Konjunktiv I (indirect speech)

Required Reading:
learning materials provided via Moodle

Additional Reading Material:
L. Nieder, Lernergrammatik für Deutsch als Fremdsprache, München 1987
H. Weinrich, Tempus – besprochene und erzählte Welt, 2. Aufl. Stuttgart 1971

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 40 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 30 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 30 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
prerequisite: three semesters of German as a foreign language (B 1/2)
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.