Course detail

German for Beginners

FAST-VYN001Acad. year: 2023/2024

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

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Entry knowledge


Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

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


Basic understanding of simple expressions and phrases, elementary situations
Target level according to the CEFR: A1 lower
The student will be able to understand simple expressions and phrases and will be able to communicate in very basic situations. The student will achieve the target level A1 lower according to the CEFR.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

NIEBISCH, Daniela. Schritte International NEU 1. Hueber, 2016.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-VP Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme B_A+U Bachelor's

    specialization --- (do 2022) , 2. year of study, summer semester, elective
    , 3. year of study, summer semester, elective
    specialization --- (do 2022) , 3. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit



26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1st week: personal pronouns, preposition aus, verbs sein, kommen, sprechen, the alphabet, topic: meeting people, introducing yourself 2nd week: revision, verbs leben, haben, preposition in, topic: family, filling in a form 3rd week: numbers 0-20, possessive pronouns, topic: family, personal details 4th week: word order, indefinite article, plural, verb essen, topic: food and drink 5th week: numbers 21-100, negative, definite article, advebs hier/dort, topic: living in a house or a flat 6th week: questions, numbers 100-1 000 000, negative nicht, adjectives, téma: furniture 7th week: separable prefixes, prepositions an, um, von, topic: telling the time, days of the week 8th week: verbs sehen, arbeiten, verb position in a sentence, topic: daily routine, weather 9th week: accusative, vebs lesen, treffen, schlafen etc., topic: hobbies 10th week: modal vebs koennen, wollen, past tense – intro, topic: plans and goals 11th week: past tense („Perfekt“) with sein and haben, topic: learning goals 12th week: revision, test