Ing.Jhonatan Martinez , , German language
Eng Course- All about German Language- Download Free PDF
German grammar is constantly perceived as difficult, a strong disincentive to learning the
language, yet the underlying principles are basically simple. If applied consistently, using
uncomplicated techniques based on the concept of markedness, German of a high level of
accuracy can be produced.
Starting with the unjustifiably much-feared adjective endings, this pilot scheme, funded with
the help of the Challenge Fund of the University of Kent, demonstrates the principles of German
word-order and the marking of case and gender and how, with some minor adjustment,
the easily learnable der/die/das paradigm and the awareness that once this has been mastered
and case and gender have already been marked, only one of the two unmarked endings -e or -
en is required to give all the necessary patterns for producing correctly inflected adjective
endings. If case and gender are not marked by an article the endings of der/ die/ das can with
some slight modifications be added to the adjective. So with this easily acquired knowledge,
adjective endings can be handled with confidence.
On this basis the program, still a work in progress, offers a theoretical grounding couched in
understandable terms, a terminological glossary and an easily accessible expandable set of
technologically based exercises with extensive linked help functions. These can be used serially
as an entire learning unit or selectively to enable students to put their knowledge into
practice and improve their skill and success in German.
Following this pilot, the approach is to be extended to other common grammatical problems,
e. g. word order, passive (Zustands- vs. Vorgangspassiv), indirect speech, subordinate clauses,
prepositions of movement and location, past tense forms and subjunctive use.