Course Details

German for Beginners II

Academic Year 2023/24

BYN12 course is not part of any programme in the faculty

Grammar: modal verbs, conjugation of the verb "werden", possessive and demonstrative pronouns, ordinal numerals, time expressions, prepositions of place and time, adverbs - comparatives, past tense of auxiliary verbs, imperative, subjunctive

Vocabulary: jobs, asking for directions, travelling - hotels, timetables, body parts and health, clothes and shopping, holidays

Course Guarantor



Simple communication in everyday situations (elementary topics)
Target level according to the CEFR: A1 higher


The student will be able to communicate in everyday situations (elementary topics). The student will achieve the target level A1 higher according to the CEFR.


1st week - revision, past tense of sein and haben, preposition als, topic: jobs
2nd week - time prepositions, modal verbs müssen and sollen, word order, topic: rules
3rd week - pronoun man, the imperative, topic: at the reception
4th week - possessive pronouns, modal verb sollen, topic: body and health
5th week - preposition mit with means of transport, local prepositions with dative and accusative, topic: asking for directions, at the station
6th week - temporal prepositions, subjunctive, topic: formal phrases, time expressions
7th week - other temporal prepositions, separable verb prefixes, topic: making phone calls
8th week - demonstrative pronouns der, dieser, interrogative pronoun welcher, comparison of adverbs, topic: clothes
9th week - modal verb mögen, personal pronouns in dative, verbs with dative, topic: shopping
10th week - ordinal numerals, personal pronouns in accusative, topic: dates and times
11th week - conjunction denn, verb werden, topic: holidays
12th week - revision, test


Students should be familiar with grammar and vocabulary taught in the course BYN1.
Grammar: conjugation of verbs to be, to have and other basic verbs, separable prefixes, personal and possessive pronouns, word order in a sentence, negation, definite and indefinite article, plural, numbers, time expressions, modal verbs können and wollen, prepositions, past tense ("Perfekt")

Vocabulary: meeting others, introducing yourself, family, food and drink, living in a house or a flat, my day, free time, learning

Language of instruction



1 credit



Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

Not to offer

Course on BUT site


13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory