NJI_05A Practical Courses of German including Life and Institutions I/2

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/6/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Julia Häußermann, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radim Herout (seminar tutor)
Johannes Benjamin Köck, BA, MA (seminar tutor)
Mag. phil. Johanna Lenhart, M.A. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Zdeněk Mareček, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Erkan Osmanović, MA (seminar tutor)
Viktoria Schmidbauer, B.A. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Sylvie Stanovská, Dr. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Martina Trombiková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Aleš Urválek, Ph.D.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Jiřina Malá, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
NJI_05A/01: Mon 8:00–9:40 L32, Thu 8:00–9:40 C31, Thu 12:00–13:40 G25, R. Herout, J. Köck
NJI_05A/02: Wed 8:00–9:40 L21, Wed 12:00–13:40 L21, Wed 18:00–19:40 D32, J. Häußermann, V. Schmidbauer, M. Trombiková
NJI_05A/03: Tue 18:00–19:40 N43, Wed 10:00–11:40 C11, Wed 14:00–15:40 C11, J. Lenhart, A. Urválek
NJI_05A/04: Mon 8:00–9:40 N43, Tue 14:00–15:40 K23, Wed 16:00–17:40 J21, J. Lenhart, S. Stanovská
NJI_01A Courses of German || NJI_01 Courses of German
The expected level of language proficiency should approach (for successful completion of the subject) the lower B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The goal is to improve oral and written literacy. Half of the weekly hours are taught by Czech employees and by German or Austrian lecturers. Czech teachers focus on the textbook and on grammatical problems, the mother-tongue lecturers on the ability to speak and to write. The students should learn to speak freely and to acquire typical German collocations. The texts also implicitly convey cultural content.
Learning outcomes
The students learn 6 lessons from the textbook Sicher! B21.2. Lecturers (native speakers) pick up on the conversational topics of these lessons and also focus on selected cultural topics, writing critical reflections and on a stylistic adequate description of phenomena.
  • Special attention will be paid to some difficult problems of the grammar and to the skill to reproduce a texts the students have listened to and answer some questions concerning the text.
  • Lesson 7: Relationships Family constellations. Zoë Jenny: The pollen room. Bicultural relations. Type of text Letter to the editor. Indirect speech. Generalizing relative clauses. .
  • Lesson 8: Nutrition. From vegans to flexitarians. Cooking classes. Report on regional dishes. Advertising slogans for food. Subjective uses of the modal verb. Nominalizations of verbs. Conditonal and concessive clauses.
  • Lesson 9: At the University Study wishes of high school graduates. Information brochure: The Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Discussion: Select a university. What students need money for. Word formation: negation by prefixing and suffixing adjectives.
  • Lesson 10: Service. Vocabulary "services". Bargain hunting. Recover the coprrupted text from the fragments you will receive. The was been read only once. Alternate to the passive. Subjectless passive sentences.
  • Lesson 11: Health. Medical series on TV. Dream Job or hrad Job? As a doctor abroad. Alternative healing methods. Modal connections
  • Lesson 12: Language and regions The blue miracle. Regional variant of the detox. Foreign words. Extended past participle.
    required literature
  • Michaela Perlmann-Balme, Susanne Schwalb, Magdalena Matussek: Sicher! B2/2. Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch mit CD-ROM zum Arbeitsbuch, Lektion 7-12. München: Hueber, 2013. ISBN-10: 3197012070
  • HELBIG, Gerhard and Joachim BUSCHA. Übungsgrammatik Deutsch. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2000. 379 s. ISBN 3468494947. info
    not specified
  • HELBIG, Gerhard and Joachim BUSCHA. Deutsche Grammatik :ein Handbuch für den Ausländerunterricht. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2001. 654 s. ISBN 3-468-49493-9. info
Teaching methods
Weekly class meetings with lots of exercises. Therefore is regularely attendance very important (= compulsory attendance). Homework. Vocabulary and grammar tests during the semester. The course is completed by a written and oral examination. The commission consists of the German and Czech teacher.
Assessment methods
The course is finished by a three-part exam. Two written paper (Erörterung, grammatical test, test of the 6 lessons from the textbook). If the student successfully writes both parts, he / she can take an oral exam of both teachers. The oral exam is oral verifying the knowledge of the topics discussed.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Písemná zkouška: reprodukce a gramatický test; ústní komisionelní
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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