German language: elementary grammar

lgerm1113  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

German language: elementary grammar
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Sabel Joachim;
Level A1 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages
Main themes
  • Studies of German Phonetics and morphology;
  • German Sentence Types, Grammatical Functions;
  • Detailed Description of Basic Rules concerning: Verbs, (Pro-) Nouns, Adjectives/Adverbs, Determiners, Prepositions, conjunctions and particles.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Introduction to descriptive German grammar. The understanding and utilization of (basic) German grammatical rules to facilitate the acquisition of a German "competence grammar".

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Title. German Basic Grammar Summary. Introduction to descriptive German grammar. Studies of German Phonetics. German sentence types (infinitivals, finite sentences and sentence mood), German word order, Grammatical functions. Detailed description of basic rules concerning form an distribution of: verbs, (pro-) nouns, adjectives/adverbs, determiners, and prepositions. Declination of nouns and adjectives, conjugation of verbs. Subcategorization properties of lexical categories. Teaching: Lecture, Exercises in Class
Evaluation methods
The course will be assessed both in January and in June thanks to written exams.  The exam taking place in January is a partial exam assessing the first half of the course. If the student passes the January exam, he just needs to take the second part of the June exam. His result will then be computed as the average of his results in January and in June. If the student fails the January exam, he will have to take the whole June exam. His result in this case is only determined by his grade in the June exam. If the student takes the exam in September, all previous results are disregarded. The September exam covers the entirety of the course.
Other information
A syllabus for this course (written in German) is available.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Linguistics

Minor in German Studies