Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE GRM2062

 
TITLE Deutsche Grammatik 2 / German Grammar 2

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT German

 
DESCRIPTION In this study-unit namely, the subjunctive (the use of subjunctive II and I; indirect speech); German sentence structure (sentence elements, word order, mainly in main clauses). The students will have the opportunity to deepen and consolidate their knowledge of these important aspects of the German language and to practise them by making use of various types of exercises.

In diesem Kurs werden zentrale Aspekte der deutschen Grammatik eingehend behandelt: Konjunktiv (Gebrauch des Konjunktivs II; Gebrauch des Konjunktivs I - Indirekte Rede); Satzbau (Satzglieder, Satzgliedstellung, vor allem im Hauptsatz). Die Studierenden haben die Gelegenheit, diese Schwerpunkte der deutschen Grammatik zu festigen und zu vertiefen und sie mit Hilfe von Aufgaben zu üben.

Study-unit Aims:

This study-unit aims to: 

- deepen the students' awareness about more complex structures of German;
- exercise the use of more complex grammatical structures in German;
- enhance the understanding of more complex structures in German texts.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- identify and understand the grammatical structures mentioned in the course description;
- know how and when to use more complex grammatical structures, such as the indirect speech; 
- understand more complex German texts.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- use more complex sentence structures in German; 
- summarise a text in the indirect speech;
- read German texts with more complex structures;
- write and read German on a more sophisticated level;
- express themselves more fluently in German.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Dreyer, Hilke / Schmitt, Richard: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik -aktuell. Ismaning: Hueber 2009. 
- Hall, Karin /Scheiner, Barbara: Übungsgrammatik DaF für Fortgeschrittene. Ismaning: Hueber 2011.
- Hering, Axel / Matussek, Magdalena: em Übungsgrammatik. Ismaning: Hueber 2002.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM1 No 100%

 
LECTURER/S Kate Anne Waltraud Wolff

 
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