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Indian Institute of Technology Madras

German - II

Indian Institute of Technology Madras and NPTEL via Swayam


German II builds upon German I to help the learner acquire the A level of competence(A1+A2) as per the European Common Language Framework. It is meant to broaden and deepen the learner’s understanding of German grammatical structures, further enrich her vocabulary to cover all aspects of daily living, and to develop a basic understanding of the German cultural space.Serious learners should be able to get a comprehensive understanding of basic German grammar, and build a good enough vocabulary to be able to articulate themselves in any given daily life situation, and about basic themes of personal interest. INTENDED AUDIENCE : Anyone interested in learning elementary German PREREQUISITES : German I INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Companies / Organisations / Individuals having business /work with Germany, Austria and/or Switzerland


Week 1 : Cooking and cuisine, eating habits, expressing feelings / Grammar : clauses with ‘because’, reflexive verbs, possessive articles with dativeWeek 2 : School and after, subjects, school types / Grammar : past tense of modal verbs, changing prepositions – position and movement
Week 3 : Media in daily life, film / Grammar : comparative and superlative, clauses with ‘that’
Week 4 : Festivals and events, invitations and responses / Grammar : clauses with ‘if’, adjective declension
Week 5 : Professions, work, train travel / Grammar : adjective declension, the verb ‘werden’
Week 6 : Public transport, cars, getting to work / Grammar: clauses and prepositions
Week 7 : Learning, presentations, exams / Grammar: subjunctive, genitive
Week 8 : Sports, fans / Grammar: clauses, verbs with dative and accusative
Week 9 : Living, shifting, conflicts at home, pets / Grammar : subjunctive, ‘als’ and ‘wenn’
Week 10 : Music, describing pictures / Grammar: interrogative ‘what kind of’,indefinite pronouns, relative clauses
Week 11 : Time / Grammar: subjunctive, verbs with prepositions, W questions with prepositions
Week 12 : Festivals, stereotypes / Grammar: clauses, relative clauses

Taught by

Prof. Milind Brahme



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