Sentences: indirect questions
infinitive constructions: um zu
subordinate clauses: daß, damit
Other: prepositions with accusative, genitive, dative
reflexive pronouns: dative
2. Language Functions
A. Giving and Seeking Information
1. Point out or identify persons, places and things. Seek identification of unfamiliar persons, places or things.
2. Make positive statements referring to past, present and future events and actions.
3. Ask complex questions and give complex explanations.
4. Deny or correct a simple proposition, answer questions negatively and make negative statements referring to past, present and future events or actions.
5. Request clarification.
1. Greet people as appropriate at various times of day (incl. letters) and respond to greetings.
2. Take leave of people as appropriate at various times of day (incl. letters) and respond to farewells.
3. Introduce someone and respond appropriately when introduced.
4. Pay and receive compliments.
5. Apologize, congratulate and commiserate, and respond appropriately to apologies, congratulations, expressions of good wishes etc..
C. Getting things done
1. Attract attention.
2. Ask, invite or direct others to do something or go somewhere.
3. Ask, warn or direct others not to do something or go somewhere.
4.Suggest a course of action.
5. Ask for something to be done, or request something.
6. Give, ask, deny permission to do something.
7. Express your own intentions and enquire about other people's intentions.
8. Make complaints.
D. Stating what you think and what others think
1. Express agreement, disagreement, opinion, knowledge, ignorance, and find out about the opinions and knowledge of others.
2. Express and enquire about possibility, capability, certainty and necessity.
3. Engage in discussions on complex issues.
E. Stating and finding out feelings, emotions and intentions
1. Express want, desire and intention and find out about likes, dislikes, preferences or interest.
2. Express surprise, hope, disappointment, fear and worry and enquire about feelings of others.
3. Express want, desire and intention and find out about the wants, desires and intentions of others.
3. Cultural Content
Students will be introduced to all aspects of German culture (including the German speaking countries) relevant to the language functions studied, through authentic materials taken from the German speaking media, pictures and some background material in English. Wherever possible, a contrastive analysis between Germany and the home country will be encouraged.
The environment: pollution and protection
Foreigners in Germany: ethnic groups and their views on Germany
Political system and history: parties, electoral system, division of power, unification
Senior citizens: an ageing population and its problems
Literature (some examples)