Course detail

German for Intermediate Students I.

FEKT-NJN3Acad. year: 2015/2016

The course builds on the previous study (see course JN2-). Verbal system, the passive, time clauses, comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs are practised. Vocabulary knowledge increases, and the listening skills are improved. Specialized German texts for FIT and for the study programmes of FEKT VUT are used as an introduction to the study of technical language. The course is listed among the standard courses.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

General language understanding based on reading and listening comprehension.Ability to respond adequately in common situations.To be able to inform about personal experience.Ability to reason and explain, inform about plans and intentions, to give and obtain information.Basic skills for understanding specialized texts(reading comprehension, presentation)

Prerequisites

The subject knowledge on the pre-intermediate level is requested.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit and examination

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

L1 - Life in the city and in the country
Grammar: comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, relative clauses
L2 - Car; Getting around in a city
Grammar: comparisons, conjunctive II
L3 - Travelling; inhabitants, countries, languages
Grammar: past tense, the conjunctions wenn and als, Plusquamperfektum
L4 - Culture
Grammar: Futur I, prepositions with the genitive
L5 - Profession, work, educational system; CV
Grammar: using the verb lassen
L6 - Television and massmedia
Grammar: infinitive with zu, forming the infinitive groups, direction adverbs hin- and her-
L7 - Leisure time
Grammar: the position of the negative particle nicht in a sentence, infinitive constructions haben+zu+inf. and sein+zu+inf., clauses expressing purpose
L8 - Christmas; holidays
L9 - The nuclear energy - specialized text
Grammar: passives
L10 - The place I live at
Grammar: passives with modal verbs, word order
L11 - Grammar: relative clauses
L12 - Berlin
Grammar: declining the noun after the definite and indifinite articles, forming the geographical adjectives, the conjunction "aby" (dass, damit)
L13 - My ideas about my future life and career
Grammar: the conjunctive II ("reálný kondicionál")
L14 - Living abroad; religion and racism
L15 - Grammar: conjunctive II ("ireálný kondicionál"), the conjuction als ob
L16 - Illnesses; human body
Grammar: direct and indirect speech, conjunctives
L17 - The German language
Grammar: multi-word prepositions

Aims

The course is concentrated on general German and partly specialized language.
Note.:this is a two-semester course

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-MN Master's

    branch MN-BEI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-BEI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-TIT , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-KAM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EVM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EST , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-MEL , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-SVE , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge
    branch MN-EEN , 2. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, general knowledge

Type of course unit

 

Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer