German language: elementary grammar

lgerm1113  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

German language: elementary grammar
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
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".
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

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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

Minor in German Studies

Minor in Linguistics

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General