Course detail

German for Beginners

FEKT-LJN1General knowledgeMaster's (2nd cycle)Acad. year: 2017/2018Both semester1. year of study6  credits

The course is for beginners in German.Students are introduced to the language with the emphasis on listening and acquiring basic grammar skills together with fast and direct mastering of communicative skills in everyday situations

Learning outcomes of the course unit

General understanding based on reading and listening comprehension.Ability to respond adequately incommon situations, to inform, ask questions, ask for information, be able to order or ban.

Mode of delivery

20 % face-to-face, 80 % distance learning




Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Funk, Kuhn, Demme - studio d A1, němčina pro jazykové a střední školy Fraus 2005, Plzeň

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods include homework and active study of e-learning.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit and examination

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Lesson 1-6 - pronunciation,introducing, personal pronouns
Numerals,regular verbs, verb SEIN
Personal questions, word order in questions and positive sentences,plural
Countries and towns, the alphabet,expressing the negative
Obtaining information,definite and indefinite articles and pronoun KEIN,possessive adjectives
Family and relatives,subject and object case of indef. article,adjective suffixes after indef. article
Rooms and furniture,object case - def. and indef., article,possessive adjectives,personal pronouns
Sightseeing, shopping,plural, expressing measure, amount and price
Semester test
Lessons 7-12
Occupations,house and flat,past tense -préteritum- of regular verbs, BE, HAVE
Food and drinks,verbs möchte
In a restaurant,coordinative conjuctions
Means of transport,present teuse of irregular verbs
Travelling by train,telling the time, imperative, the main-sentence word order
Holidays and travelling,pronoun WELCH-, verb WISSEN
Accommodation, hotel,subordinate clause, indirect question
Spending the time- weekend, free time,past tense(Perfekt)
Countries, languages,adjective cases after indefinite article
Vegetables and fruit,verb mögen, adjective cases without articles
Town and countryside,demonstrative pronouns
Working day,verbs with separable and inseparable prefix
Getting ready for trip,subordinate clouses with conjunctions ob, dass, wenn
Orders and bans,modal verbs
Occupations,verb WERDEN, modal verbs in present tense
Office work and housework,past tense-Perfekt, indefinite pronouns
Car accident, participle of irregular verbs, past participle as adjective
On holiday,use of past tense- préteritum and perfektum


The course is concentrated on general German.
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.

Type of course unit


Language exercise

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer