Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

MHAL1211 - German: Grammar in Practice I


Credits : 5

Lecturers :
Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first term, 30 hours of exercises.

Language of instruction :

Learning outcomes :
With reference to the Course Description (Learning Activities) of the Degree in Translation and Inter-pretation, students following this Course Unit de-velop and acquire the following skills (learning outcomes) :

On completing this Unit students should be able to:

- Correctly use the rules of grammar learnt in class in both oral and written contexts
- Conjugate German verbs both in drill exercises and in context
- Decline German nouns, adjectives, determiners and pronouns both in drill exercises and in context
- Correctly use lexical and grammatical spelling rules
- Correctly manipulate and alternate various simple and complex German sentence structures

Prerequisites :

Co-requisites :

Course contents :
In this Course Students will revise basic grammatical rules (conjugation, declension, spelling, syntactic structures, etc.) and develop new skills in order to reach an intermediate level. The course provides several tools for the purpose of improve the students written and speaking proficiency. The course for ERASMUS students and students enrolled in the program for German-speaking students is a French grammar course.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Exercises (practical language and laboratory work, guided study, simulation, etc.)
Presentations in lecture format
Personalised progress monitoring and support Active participation highly recommended.

Assessment methods and criteria :
Formative assessment + written evaluation including a range of question formats. - Depending on the code imposed by the COVID crisis, the evaluation can be done in remote mode.

Recommended or required reading :
Sources et references to assist the student:

Other information :
German grammar:
1. Clamer, Friedrich; Heilmann, Ehrard G.(2007): Übungsgrammatik für die Grundstufe 4. überarbei-tete Auflage. ISBN 978-3-922989-70-7
2. Clamer, Friedrich; Heilmann, Erhard G.; Röller, Helmut (2007): Übungsgrammatik für die Mittelstu-fe Erweiterte Fassung (Zweite, korrigierte Auflage). Meckenheim: Liebaug-Dartmann. ISBN 978-3-922989-51-6
3. Various documents available online (or possibly in paper version for documents not available in digital version)
French grammar:
1. Casaus, A., Kilian, M. & Klein, G., Französisch Die Grammatik: A1-C1, Compact, 2015. 2. Various documents available online (or possibly in paper version for documents not available in digital version)