Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / German 1
Course code:SVN1
Course title in language of instruction:Deutsch 1
Course title in Czech:Světový jazyk - Němčina 1
Course title in English:German 1
Mode of completion and number of credits:Fulfillment of requirements (2 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 0/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:German
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Šárka Jeřábková (supervisor)
Prerequisites:VSTUPNI_TEST (31 , 101) and not Final Bachelor Exam and (Language in Business - English or Language in Business - English) and to study at faculty Personal Finance and not English 1 and not now English 1 and not Spanish 1 and not now Spanish 1 and not French 1 and not now French 1 and not Russian 1 and not now Russian 1 and not Italian 1 and not now Italian 1
Aims of the course:The main subject goal is to acquire and deepen knowledge of all general language competences (reading, writing, listening, speaking)at level B1.
Course contents:
1.Lesson 5 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Leisure time, Interests, Sport
b.Irregular verbs in the present tense
c.Verbs with separable prefixes
d.Regular verbs in the perfect tense

2.Lesson 6 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Housing, Students' flat
b.Irregular and mixed verbs in the perfect tense
c.Verbs with separable and inseparable prefixes in the prefect tense

3.Lesson 7 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Clothes, Colours, Materials
c.Giving advice

4.Lesson 8 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Bern, Sights, Giving directions
b.Adverbs and prepositions of direction

5.Lesson 9 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Celebrations and holidays
b.Declination of personal pronouns
c.Position of pronouns in a sentence

6.Lesson 9 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Celebrations and holidays
b.Declination of adjectives after the indefinite article

7.Lesson 10 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Looking for and furnishing a flat
b.Grading of adjectives and adverbs
c.Prepositions followed by the dative or accusative

8.Lesson 11 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Cologne, Free time in the city
b.Reflexive verbs
c.Declination of adjectives after definite articles

9.Lesson 12 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Bank
b.Subordinate clauses
c.Preterite (Simple Past)

10.Lesson 13 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Stressful situations, Human body and health
b.Conjunctions "bis" and "seitdem"
c.Modal verbs and their meaning

11.Lesson 14 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Munich, Oktoberfest, Buying clothes
b.Interrogative, demonstrative, and indefinite pronouns

12.Lesson 15 (allowance 0/2)
a.Topic: Vienna, Visiting a city
b.Indirect questions
c.Adverbs of place
d.Time and place in a sentence

13.Revision (allowance 0/2)
a.Revision of key grammatical structures and vocabulary from lessons 5-15

14.Summary test (allowance 0/2)
a.A summary test testing acquired knowledge of grammar and vocabulary from lessons 5-15

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work in international context
-communication in second language
-general knowledge

Specific competences:
-Student can ask for and search detailed information in a foreign language and pass the information as well.
-Student can participate in interactions ina foreign language.
-Student can understand intermediate texts written in a foreign language and create them.
-Student can write a letter or an email in a foreign language.
-Student understands intermediate grammatical structures of a foreign language.
-The student masters intermediate vocabulary and phrases in a foreign language.

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Attendance at the seminars is mandatory. In the continuous assessment students have to gain a minimum of 70 points out of a maximum of 100 points to be awarded credit. In the 5th and 10th week of the term students take a test that has 20 questions. Each test makes a maximum of 20% of the total marks. Students can gain a maximum of 20 points per each test. In the 14th week of the term students take a final credit test consisting of 60 questions in an electronic form. The test makes a maximum of 60% of the total marks. Students can gain up to 60 points at most.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     practice28 h
     preparation for exam7 h
     preparation for regular assessment14 h
     preparation for regular testing7 h
Total56 h

Basic reading list
  • FÜGERT, N. -- DOUBEK, M. -- BRAUN , B. DaF kompakt neu A1-B1, Kursbuch. Stuttgart: Klett, 2016. 304 p. ISBN 978-3-12-676310-3.
Recommended reading list
  • DOUBEK, M. -- FÜGERT, N. -- BRAUN, B. DaF kompakt neu A1-B1, Übungsbuch. Stuttgart: Klett, 2016. 328 p. ISBN 978-3-12-676311-0.
  • SPECHT, F. -- GOTTSTEIN-SCHRAMM, B. -- KALENDER, S. Schritte Übungsgrammatik. Ismaning: HUeber, 2010. 184 p. ISBN 978-3-19-301911-0.