First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
ALM103 German Grammar I Compulsory 1 1 3
Objectives of the Course
It is aimed to give information about the rules of German grammar.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1 The student is acquainted with separable and unseparable verbs and reflexive verbs.
2 The student is aware of the conjugation of regular and irregular verbs and the declension of nouns and personal and possessive pronouns.
3 The student is able to relate the parts of a sentence to one other and form a main clause.
4 The student is skilled in the analysis of a simple sentence.
5 The student is aware of the different kinds of words and parts of a sentence in the German language.
6 Students will learn about German grammatical terminology.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Course Contents
This course covered the kinds of words of the German language and elements of the sentence, the declension types of substantives, the use of articles, the declension of personal pronouns and possessive pronouns, conjugation of verbs with regard to all tenses and different verb groups like separable, unseparable and reflexive verbs and the analysing of simple sentences. In addition, the rules system in the German language will be described with the appropriate terminology and the German language grammar rules will be resolved with examples.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 General introduction to the field of grammar
2 Differentiation between kinds of words and clause constituents
3 Analysis of clause constituents
4 Declension of substantives
5 Declension of substantives: 'n-Deklination'
6 Use of articles, declension of personal pronouns
7 Declension of possessive pronouns
8 Midterm
9 Introduction to conjugation of verbs
10 Conjugation of regular verbs (with regard to all tenses)
11 Conjugation of irregular verbs (with regard to all tenses)
12 Separable verbs
13 Unseparable verbs
14 Reflexive verbs
15 Case governed by a verb
16 Study week
17 Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Dreyer / Schmidt (1996): Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik. Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag.
exercises from different sources and notes
Luscher, R. (2007): Übungsgrammatik für Anfänger. Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Ismaning: Max Hueber Verlag.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Description method and partner work are used as learning activities and teaching methods in this course.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Theoretical 4 14 56
Pre Class Self Study 1 14 14
Post Class Self Study 1 14 14
Total 6 42 84
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