Course detail

German for Beginners 2

FAST-VYN002Acad. year: 2023/2024

Grammar: modal verbs, conjugation of the verb "werden", possessive and demonstrative pronouns, ordinal numerals, time expressions, prepositions of place and time, adverbs - comparatives, past tense of auxiliary verbs, imperative, subjunctive

Vocabulary: jobs, asking for directions, travelling - hotels, timetables, body parts and health, clothes and shopping, holidays

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Entry knowledge

Students should be familiar with grammar and vocabulary taught in the course VYN001.
Grammar: conjugation of verbs to be, to have and other basic verbs, separable prefixes, personal and possessive pronouns, word order in a sentence, negation, definite and indefinite article, plural, numbers, time expressions, modal verbs können and wollen, prepositions, past tense ("Perfekt")

Vocabulary: meeting others, introducing yourself, family, food and drink, living in a house or a flat, my day, free time, learning

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Simple communication in everyday situations (elementary topics)
Target level according to the CEFR: A1 higher
The student will be able to communicate in everyday situations (elementary topics). The student will achieve the target level A1 higher according to the CEFR.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-VP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, winter semester, elective
  • Programme B_A+U Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization --- (do 2022) , 3. year of study, winter semester, elective
    specialization --- (do 2022) , 4. year of study, winter semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st week - revision, modal preposition als, prepositions vor and seit, jobs 2nd week - past tense of auxiliary verbs sein and haben, prepositions of time, months of the year, unusual jobs 3rd week - modal verb müssen, imperative, sightseeing 4th week - modal verb dürfen, commands and requests, sightseeing 5th week - possessive pronouns, body parts, health and illnesses 6th week - modal verbs sollen, advice and recommendations, appointments 7th week - ordinal numbers, prepositions of place, places in the city 8th week - other prepositions, giving directions and travelling 9th week - prepositions of time, shopping 10th week - subjunctive, being polite, booking services 11th week - dative, clothes 12th week - comparatives of adverbs, pronouns welcher/dieser, shopping 13th week - revision