German - II

By Prof. Milind Brahme   |   IIT Madras
Learners enrolled: 1779
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
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 25 Jul 2022
End Date : 14 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 08 Aug 2022
Exam Date : 29 Oct 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1 : Cooking and cuisine, eating habits, expressing feelings / Grammar : clauses with ‘because’, reflexive verbs, possessive articles with dative
Week 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

Books and references

Prescribed Textbook: NETZWERK Deutsch alsFremdsprache A2 (Goyal, New Delhi, 2015)
Other recommended books:
Schulz-Griesbach: Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Grundstufe in einem Band (for Grammar)
Web Resources:
FACTS ABOUT GERMANY https://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en

Instructor bio

Prof. Milind Brahme

IIT Madras
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.


Sashirekha Srigiriraju,
 has an MA in German language and literature from University of Mumbai and a PhD in German language and literature from IITM. She has been a German language instructor at Goethe Institute, Chennai since 2010, and has taught German at IITM as a visiting faculty; at SRM University; at IGCC, and also at Ethiraj College, in Chennai.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 29 October 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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