TYSK1101 - German Grammar 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

The course gives a basic introduction to German syntax, morphology and phonetics. Through lectures and exercises, the students will get a comprehensive overview of various systematic aspects of the German language and be able to explain these. Focusing on significant differences between German and Norwegian will enable the students to use their grammatical knowledge in text production.

Learning outcome


The candidate

-has knowledge of the relationship between the form and the syntactic function of linguistic items (constituents)

-has knowledge of the German word classes and is familiar with the German system of inflection

-has knowledge of the German speech sound system

-is familiar with relevant terminology within German phonetics, morphology and syntax

-is familiar with grammatical differences between Norwegian and German


The candidate

-can analyse simple German sentences in form and function

-can use central constituent tests to identify the main constituents in German clauses

-can inflect and systematically describe German nouns, adjectives, verbs and pronouns

-can use and systematically describe the German Speech sound system through the International Phonetic Alphabet

-can use relevant grammars, dictionaries and reference books


The candidate

-can reflect on central linguistic differences between Norwegian and German and make practical use of this both orally and in writing

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and group assignments with discussions and assignments.

Compulsory assignments:

- Oral test in German in phonetics (ca.15 minutes)

- 4 online tests

- 80% mandatory attendance

Approved obligatory assignment is valid for 2 semesters (the semester in which the approval is given, plus the following semester).

Compulsory assignments

  • 80 % mandatory attendance
  • Oral test in phonetics (ca 15 minutes)
  • 4 online grammar exercises

Further on evaluation

The exam must be answered in German.

Course materials

The reading list will be available at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HFTYSK101 7.5
HFTYSK621 7.5
TYSK6621 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: German

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • German
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Language and Literature


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 E INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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