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Swayam Central

German-I

By Prof .Milind Brahme   |   IIT Madras
German I is meant to be an introduction to the German language and a basic orientation towards Germany (and to some extent Austria and Switzerland).Learning to understand and articulate oneself in day to day real life situations, and to begin to make sense of Germany as a cultural space are the overall objectives of the course. Serious learners should be able to grasp the basic sentence structure and build a goodfoundational vocabulary through this course.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Anyone interested in learning elementary German
PREREQUISITES:          Nil.        
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 : 16 Nov 2019
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Themes: Introducing oneself and others; Grammar: W questions, personal pronouns, simple sentence, verb conjugation
    Week 2: Themes: hobbies, the week, numbers, the alphabet, months, seasons /Grammar : articles , plural, the verbs to have and to be
    Week 3: Theme: In the city / naming places and buildings, means of transport, basic directions / Grammar : definite and indefinite
                  articles; negation - kein and nicht; imperative  
    Week 4: Themes: food, drink, family / groceries and meals / Grammar : the accusative
    Week 5: Theme: Everyday life, telling time, making appointments / Grammar :prepositions am, um, von..bis; modal verbs, possessive articles
    Week 6: Leisure activity, celebrations / Grammar: separable verbs, the accusative, past tense of to have and to be
    Week 7: Contacts, writing letters / Grammar: dative
    Week 8: My apartment, rooms, furniture, colours / Grammar: changing prepositions
    Week 9: Professions / Grammar : perfect tense
    Week 10: Clothes / Grammar: perfect tense and dative
    Week 11: Health and the body / Grammar: the imperative and modal verbs
    Week 12: Holiday and weather

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Prescribed Textbook: NETZWERK Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1(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/sd1/ueb.html
    http://www.deutschkurse-
    passau.de/JM/images/stories/SKRIPTEN/a1_skript_gr.pdf
    https://www.schubert-
    verlag.de/aufgaben/arbeitsblaetter_a1_z/a1_arbeitsblaetter_index_z.htm

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Prof 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 centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    • Date and Time of Exams: 16 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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