German Language 1 (for first-year students)

International Teaching German Language 1 (for first-year students)

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMANISTIC STUDIES
EQF6
FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND CULTURES
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
ANNUALE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
945LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO INTRODUCE STUDENTS TO SOME KEY FIELDS OF GERMAN LINGUISTICS (PHONETICS/PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY) AND ELEMENTARY GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES. IT ALSO AIMS TO PROVIDE THEM WITH THE NECESSARY TOOLS FOR ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION.

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL ACQUIRE KNOWLEDGE OF
- THE ARTICULATION AND ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS OF GERMAN SOUNDS;
- THE INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN SOUNDS WITHIN THE GERMAN LANGUAGE;
- THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF GERMAN WORDS;
- THE MAIN WORD FORMATION PROCESSES;
- ASPECTS OF GERMAN ORTHOGRAPHY;
- ELEMENTARY LEVEL GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES AND VOCABULARY (LEVEL A2 OF THE COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES CEFR).

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- ANALYSE WRITTEN AND ORAL TEXTS OF VARIOUS TYPES (CEFR LEVEL A2) FROM A PHONETIC-PHONOLOGICAL AND MORPHOLOGICAL POINT OF VIEW;
- UNDERSTAND AND PRODUCE FREQUENTLY USED SENTENCES AND EXPRESSIONS, SHORT AND SIMPLE TEXTS ON EVERYDAY TOPICS AND IMMEDIATE NEEDS;
- SPEAK AND WRITE IN GERMAN ON EVERYDAY TOPICS (CEFR LEVEL A2);
- MANAGE SIMPLE ROUTINE CONVERSATIONS CONCERNING THE DIRECT EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION RELATED TO IMMEDIATE NEEDS;
- TRANSLATE SHORT AND SIMPLE TEXTS FROM GERMAN INTO ITALIAN.

AUTONOMY OF JUDGEMENT
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO RECOGNISE LOGICAL LINKS, ARGUE, COMPARE AND EVALUATE TEXTS FROM A LINGUISTIC POINT OF VIEW..

COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO
-COMMUNICATE IN GERMAN (LEVEL B1 CEFR);
-REPORT ON THE LINGUISTIC PHENOMENA STUDIED;
- PRESENT THE RESULTS OF THEIR OWN WORK IN TEXTUAL FORM.

LEARNING SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO USE TRADITIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL TOOLS AND COMPUTER ANALYSIS RESOURCES.
Prerequisites
NO PREREQUISITE KNOWLEDGE OF GERMAN IS REQUIRED BUT A GOOD KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN IS REQUIRED.
Contents
THE COURSE WILL FOCUS ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:
GERMAN PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY; BASIC GRAMMAR STRUCTURES OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE, MAIN AND SECONDARY CLAUSES, MAIN WORD CLASSES (ARTICLE, NOUN, PRONOUN, VERB, ADJECTIVE).
Teaching Methods
THE TEACHING INCLUDES 45 HOURS OF LECTURES, WHICH TAKE PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM, AND PRACTICAL LANGUAGE ACTIVITIES IN LANGUAGE LABS WITH NATIVE-SPEAKER LANGUAGE EXPERTS. SELF-STUDY ACTIVITIES IN PRE-ARRANGED LANGUAGE LABS ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED.
Verification of learning
STUDENTS HAVE TO TAKE TWO WRITTEN TESTS DURING THE COURSE (TO TEST THEIR THEORY KNOWLEDGE ON THE CONTENT OF THE COURSE AND THEIR LINGUISTIC COMPETENCES) AND A FINAL ORAL EXAM. NON-ATTENDING STUDENTS HAVE TO TAKE A WRITTEN AND AN ORAL FINAL EXAM. ORAL EXAMINATION IS ONLY POSSIBILE AFTER PASSING THE WRITTEN LANGUAGE TEST(S).
Texts
1)S. SCHMOHL, B. SCHENK, S. BLEINER ET AL., AKADEMIE DEUTSCH A1+. INTENSIVLEHRWERK MIT AUDIOS ONLINE. BAND 1. DEUTSCH ALS FREMDSPRACHE, HUEBER, MÜNCHEN 2020.
2)S. SCHMOHL, B. SCHENK, S. BLEINER ET AL., AKADEMIE DEUTSCH A1+. ZUSATZMATERIAL MIT AUDIOS ONLINE. BAND 1. DEUTSCH ALS FREMDSPRACHE, HUEBER, MÜNCHEN 2020.
3)S. SCHMOHL, B. SCHENK, S. BLEINER ET AL., AKADEMIE DEUTSCH A2+. INTENSIVLEHRWERK MIT AUDIOS ONLINE. BAND 2. DEUTSCH ALS FREMDSPRACHE, HUEBER, MÜNCHEN 2020.
4)S. SCHMOHL, B. SCHENK, S. BLEINER ET AL., AKADEMIE DEUTSCH A2+. ZUSATZMATERIAL MIT AUDIOS ONLINE. BAND 2. DEUTSCH ALS FREMDSPRACHE, HUEBER, MÜNCHEN 2020.
5)M. REIMANN, GRAMMATICA DI BASE DELLA LINGUA TEDESCA CON ESERCIZI, MÜNCHEN, MAX HUEBER VERLAG, 2. AUFL., 2005.
6)C. DI MEOLA, LA LINGUISTICA TEDESCA. UN'INTRODUZIONE CON ESERCIZI E BIBLIOGRAFIA RAGIONATA. NUOVA EDIZIONE RIVISTA E AMPLIATA, ROMA, BULZONI (3A EDIZ.), 2014 (PARTI SCELTE).
7)P. BARBERIS, A. SARNOW, INTRODUZIONE ALLA FONETICA DEL TEDESCO CON ESERCIZI MIRATI PER PARLANTI ITALIANI, TORINO, CELID, 2015.
8)G. BUNK, PHONETIK AKTUELL. KOPIERVORLAGEN, ISMANING, HUEBER VERLAG, 2005.
9)D. LÜBKE, LERNWORTSCHATZ DEUTSCH. AUSGABE ITALIENISCH: IMPARARE LE PAROLE TEDESCHE, MÜNCHEN, MAX HUEBER VERLAG, 2012.
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