German – I


Prof. Milind Brahme

IIT Madras

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German I is meant to be an introduction to the German language and a basic orientation towards Germany (and to some extent Austria and Switzerland).Learning to understand and articulate oneself in day to day real life situations, and to begin to make sense of Germany as a cultural space are the overall objectives of the course. Serious learners should be able to grasp the basic sentence structure and build a goodfoundational vocabulary through this course.


Anyone interested in learning elementary German


Companies / Organisations / Individuals having business / work with Germany, Austria and/or Switzerland


Dr Milind Brahme has an MA, M Phil and a PhD in German language and literature from the Centre of German Studies, JNU.He has been on the faculty of IIT Madras since 2003, and has more than 25 years of experience of teaching German language and literature in diverse situations and contexts.

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IIT Madras

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COURSE ENROLMENT FEE: The Fee for Enrolment is Rs. 3000 + GST

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Assignment score = Score more than 50% in at least 9/12 assignments.
Exam score = 50% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
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EXAM FEE: The remote proctoring exam is optional for a fee of Rs.1500 + GST. An additional fee of Rs.1500 will apply for a non-standard time slot.

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Course Details

Week 1:  Themes: Introducing oneself and others; Grammar: W questions, personal pronouns, simple sentence, verb conjugation
Week 2:  Themes: hobbies, the week, numbers, the alphabet, months, seasons /Grammar : articles , plural, the verbs to have and to be
Week 3:  Theme: In the city / naming places and buildings, means of transport, basic directions / Grammar : definite and indefinite
               articles; negation – kein and nicht; imperative
Week 4:  Themes: food, drink, family / groceries and meals / Grammar : the accusative
Week 5:  Theme: Everyday life, telling time, making appointments / Grammar :prepositions am, um, von..bis; modal verbs, possessive articles
Week 6:  Leisure activity, celebrations / Grammar: separable verbs, the accusative, past tense of to have and to be
Week 7:  Contacts, writing letters / Grammar: dative
Week 8:  My apartment, rooms, furniture, colours / Grammar: changing prepositions
Week 9:  Professions / Grammar : perfect tense
Week 10: Clothes / Grammar: perfect tense and dative
Week 11: Health and the body / Grammar: the imperative and modal verbs
Week 12: Holiday and weather

Books and References

Prescribed Textbook: NETZWERK Deutsch als Fremdsprache A1(Goyal, New Delhi, 2015)
Other recommended books:
Schulz-Griesbach: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grundstufe in einem Band (for Grammar)
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