Course Details

German for Pre-intermediate Students 1

Academic Year 2023/24

VYN003 course is part of 2 study plans

Elective Courses Summer Semester

Elective Courses Winter Semester

Grammar: past tense (perfektum) of verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes, past tense of modal verbs, prepositions with names, local prepositions with dative and accusative, the subjunctive, reflexive verbs, verbs with prepositions, question words, dative and accusative objects and their position in the sentence, conjunctions weil, wenn, dass

Vocabulary: travelling, eating habits, in the restaurant, at work, sport and fitness, education and career, celebrations and gifts

Course Guarantor



Understanding of basic information which is expressed in a clear and standart way,
forming of simple texts on basic common topics,
target level according to the CEFR: A2 lower


The student will be able to understand basic information that is expressed clearly and in a standard way, will be able to form short simple texts on common topics, will reach the target level A2 lower according to the CEFR


Students should be familiar with grammar and vocabulary taught in the courses VYN001 and VYN002.
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, local and temporal prepositions, past tense ("Perfekt"), conjugation of the verb "werden", possessive and demonstrative pronouns in dative and accusative, ordinal numerals, adverbs - comparatives, imperative and past tense of auxiliary verbs

Vocabulary: meeting others, introducing yourself, family, food and drink, living in a house or a flat, my day, free time, learning, jobs, asking for directions, travelling - hotels, timetables, body parts and health, clothes and shopping, holidays

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 - preposition weil, past tense (Perfekt) of verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes, topic: travelling 2nd week - genitiv of names, prepositions von and bei used with names, topic: family, family tree 3rd week - local prepositions with dative and accusative and the verbs used with them, adverbs rein, raus, ..., topic: giving directions, neighbours 4th week - indefinite pronouns in dative and accusative, topic: household, in a restaurant, eating habits 5th week - Konjunktiv II. (the subjunctive), the preposition wenn, topic: advice 6th week - reflexive verbs, topic: sport and fitness 7th week - verbs with prepositions, question words, topic: expressing feelings 8th week - past tense of modal verbs, topic: education 9th week - preposition dass, topic: expressing opinions 10th week - dative object, topic: ideas, gifts 11th week - word order of objects in the sentence, topic: wedding habits, planning of a party 12th week - revision, test