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Swayam Central

German-II

By Prof. Milind Brahme   |   IIT Madras
German II builds upon German I to help the learner acquire the A level of competence(A1+A2) as per the European Common Language Framework. It is meant to broaden and deepen the learner’s understanding of German grammatical structures, further enrich her vocabulary to cover all aspects of daily living, and to develop a basic understanding of the German cultural space.Serious learners should be able to get a comprehensive understanding of basic German grammar, and build a good enough vocabulary to be able to articulate themselves in any given daily life situation, and about basic themes of personal interest. INTENDED AUDIENCE : Anyone interested in learning elementary German PREREQUISITES : German I INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies / Organisations / Individuals having business /work with Germany, Austria and/or Switzerland

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 29 Jul 2019
End Date : 18 Oct 2019
Exam Date : 17 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Cooking and cuisine, eating habits, expressing feelings / Grammar : clauses with ‘because’, reflexive verbs, possessive articles with dative
    Week 2 : School and after, subjects, school types / Grammar : past tense of modal verbs, changing prepositions – position and movement
    Week 3 : Media in daily life, film / Grammar : comparative and superlative, clauses with ‘that’
    Week 4 : Festivals and events, invitations and responses / Grammar : clauses with ‘if’, adjective declension
    Week 5 : Professions, work, train travel / Grammar : adjective declension, the verb ‘werden’
    Week 6 : Public transport, cars, getting to work / Grammar: clauses and prepositions
    Week 7 : Learning, presentations, exams / Grammar: subjunctive, genitive
    Week 8 : Sports, fans / Grammar: clauses, verbs with dative and accusative
    Week 9 : Living, shifting, conflicts at home, pets / Grammar : subjunctive, ‘als’ and ‘wenn’
    Week 10 : Music, describing pictures / Grammar: interrogative ‘what kind of’,indefinite pronouns, relative clauses
    Week 11 : Time / Grammar: subjunctive, verbs with prepositions, W questions with prepositions
    Week 12 : Festivals, stereotypes / Grammar: clauses, relative clauses

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Prescribed Textbook: NETZWERK Deutsch alsFremdsprache A2 (Goyal, New Delhi, 2015)
    Other recommended books:
    Schulz-Griesbach: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grundstufe in einem Band (for Grammar)
    Web Resources:
    FACTS ABOUT GERMANY https://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en
    ONLINE GERMAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY
    www.leo.org
    PRACTICE MATERIAL
    https://www.goethe.de/en/spr/kup/prf/prf/gzsd2/ub2.html
    http://www.deutschkurse-passau.de/JM/images/stories/SKRIPTEN/a2_skript_gr.pdf
    https://www.schubert-verlag.de/aufgaben/uebungen_a2/a2_uebungen_index.htm

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Dr Milind Brahme has an MA, M Phil and a PhD in German language and literature from the Centre of German Studies, JNU.He has been on the faculty of IIT Madras since 2003, and has more than 25 years of experience of teaching German language and literature in diverse situations and contexts.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centers.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 17th November 2019, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. 
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies are being discontinued from July 2019 semester and will not be dispatched.

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