Course Details

German for Beginners

Academic Year 2023/24

VYN001 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

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

Course Guarantor



Basic understanding of simple expressions and phrases, elementary situations
Target level according to the CEFR: A1 lower


The student will be able to understand simple expressions and phrases and will be able to communicate in very basic situations. The student will achieve the target level A1 lower according to the CEFR.



Language of instruction



2 credits



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


1st week: personal pronouns, preposition aus, verbs sein, kommen, sprechen, the alphabet, topic: meeting people, introducing yourself 2nd week: revision, verbs leben, haben, preposition in, topic: family, filling in a form 3rd week: numbers 0-20, possessive pronouns, topic: family, personal details 4th week: word order, indefinite article, plural, verb essen, topic: food and drink 5th week: numbers 21-100, negative, definite article, advebs hier/dort, topic: living in a house or a flat 6th week: questions, numbers 100-1 000 000, negative nicht, adjectives, téma: furniture 7th week: separable prefixes, prepositions an, um, von, topic: telling the time, days of the week 8th week: verbs sehen, arbeiten, verb position in a sentence, topic: daily routine, weather 9th week: accusative, vebs lesen, treffen, schlafen etc., topic: hobbies 10th week: modal vebs koennen, wollen, past tense – intro, topic: plans and goals 11th week: past tense („Perfekt“) with sein and haben, topic: learning goals 12th week: revision, test