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GERMAN LANGUAGE I

CODE 55928
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-38) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 9265 LINGUE E LETTERATURE MODERNE PER I SERVIZI CULTURALI(LM-37) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/14
    LANGUAGE German
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES 9265 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • GERMAN LANGUAGE II 61347
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Language change and variation in contemporary German

    The course is a 9-credits-course  consisting  of

    • a theoretical module (30 h, held in the 2nd semester) dealing with language change and variation in contermporary German;
    • language courses (160 h), whose aim is to develop oral and written competence in the German language.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This module intends to

    • provide students with the theoretical and methodological tools to analyze the German language in its complexity and variety;
    • bring students to the C1.2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Theory module

    • Develop metalinguistic reflection on variational issues;
    • Develop metalinguistic reflection on the features of the “language of immediacy” and “language of distance” as described in the model proposed by Koch & Oesterreicher.
    • The use of glossaries and terminology databases, monolingual and multilingual reference works, corpora, language atlases, and online dictionaries are intended to build and expand metalinguistic skills.

    At the end of the course, the students

    • have in-depth knowledge of patterns of variation and change in German;
    • have in-depth knowledge of the model developed by Koch & Oesterreicher;
    • have the ability to apply the acquired skills to the translation of marked oral, written and multimedia texts;
    • are able to present, comment, and evaluate in German their own analysis of selected issues;
    • have developed skills in the use of language databases, mono- and multilingual reference works, terminology databases, and online dictionaries.

    Language learning modules

    The courses aim to enable students to reach level C1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

    After successfully completing the language learning courses the students have active and passive language skills in the German language at level C1 of the CEFR.

    PREREQUISITES

    Language level B2 (1st year) / C1.1 (2nd year) in German language is required for participation.

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course (theoretical 'module') will combine various modes, mainly frontal lecturing, flipped classroom, and blended learning; PPT presentations and multimedia will be used. During the course (theoretical 'module') various exercises will be assigned with the aim of gradually checking the knowledge acquired. 

    The theoretical 'module' (30 h, 2nd semester) is accompanied by year-round language learning courses.

    Language learning modules: (80 h, yearlong); include yearlong lessons in translation (40 h).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Theoretical module

    • Introduction to the concepts of linguistic 'variation' and 'variety';
    • Introduction to the concepts of 'written language' and 'spoken language', ‘literacy‘ and 'orality', 'language of immediacy and 'language of distance' (model developed by Koch & Oesterreicher).
    • Reflections on the linguistic and textual features linked to the parameters 'language of immediacy' and 'language of distance' as well as their translatability will be integrated with examples from various text types.

    Language learning modules

    • The practical language modules which include translation exercises will bring the students from B2 level to C1.1 level (1st year) and from C1.1 level to C1.2 level (2nd year) according to the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEF).

    According to University regulations, this syllabus is valid until February 2023.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Theoretical module

    • Koch, Peter / Wulf Oesterreicher. 1985. Sprache der Nähe – Sprache der Distanz: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im Spannungsfeld von Sprachtheorie und Sprachgeschichte. In: Romanistisches Jahrbuch 36, 15–43

    • Plewnia, Albrecht / Andreas Witt (eds.). 2014. Sprachverfall? Dynamik, Wandel, Variation (Institut Für Deutsche Sprache Jahrbuch 2013). Berlin: De Gruyter, selection

    • Stevenson, Patrick / Kristine Horner / Nils Langer Gertrud Reershemius. 2018. The German Speaking World. A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues, London: Routledge, selection

     

    Language learning modules

    More information about this part will be communicated at the beginning of the semester by the lecturers and in Aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    SIMONA LEONARDI (President)

    JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Theoretical module: 30 hours, 2nd semester (February 2022). The courses scheduled for the 2nd semester 2021 are expected to take place regularly .

    Language learning modules: 1st + 2nd semester:  October, 4th, 2021. In accordance with the public health measures designed to contain the COVID-19, in the 1st semester courses will be held remotely through the Teams and Aulaweb platforms. The courses scheduled for the 2nd semester 2022 are expected to take place regularly .

    Schedule: see Aulaweb and website www.lingue.unige.it

    Class schedule

    GERMAN LANGUAGE I

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Theory class:

    written exam (50% del final mark)

     

    Language exercises:

    1st year

    written exam (essay writing) +

    written translation exam (German-Italian)+

    oral exam

    2nd year

    written exam (essay writing) +

    oral exam

    (average of the marks of the exercise exams: 50% of the final mark)

    Attention: The modalities of the exams can be changed because of adjustments due to anti-covid security measures.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    The theory lessons will be concluded by an oral exam in which the arguments treated during the class will be asked about. The languages classes will be completed by written exams and an oral exam. During the oral exam at the end of the theory class the students have to provide evidence of their profound knowledge of the arguments dealt with during the lessons, the designed texts and the materials published in Aulaweb.

    Inscription for the exams on the homepage of the University of Genoa (www.unige.it) at the link „servizi online per gli studenti“.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    17/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Lingua tedesca 1 (LM37-38) - Produzione scritta (Mölders-Udvari) Lingua tedesca 1 (LM37/38) - Produzione scritta (Mölders/Udvari) Esame scritto, ore 14-15.30 L'esame si svolge in modalità remota sulla piattaforma TEAMS a causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid. Codice del TEAM: vedi Aulaweb
    19/01/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua tedesca 1/2 (LM37/38) - modulo teorico (Gerdes) A causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid l'esame si svolgerà a distanza sulla piattaforma Teams codice: cnujwbp
    21/01/2022 12:15 GENOVA Compitino Lingua tedesca 1 - LM 37/38 - traduzione italiano-tedesco (Udvari) esame scritto, ore 12.15-13.45 L'esame si svolge in modalità remota sulla piattaforma TEAMS a causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid. Codice del TEAM: vedi Aulaweb NB: il termine per l'iscrizione è fissato a 7 giorni prima della data dell'appello.
    25/01/2022 16:00 GENOVA Compitino LM37/38 1 - (Mölders/Udvari) – 25/01, ore 16 L'esame si svolge in modalità remota sulla piattaforma TEAMS a causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid. Codice del TEAM: vedi Aulaweb NB: il termine per l'iscrizione è fissato a 7 giorni prima della data dell'appello.
    02/02/2022 15:00 GENOVA Orale Lingua tedesca 1/2 (LM37/38) - modulo teorico (Gerdes) A causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid l'esame si svolgerà a distanza sulla piattaforma Teams codice: cnujwbp
    08/02/2022 16:00 GENOVA Compitino LM37/38 1 - (Mölders/Udvari) – 08/02, ore 16 L'esame si svolge in modalità remota sulla piattaforma TEAMS a causa delle misure di sicurezza dovute alla pandemia covid. Codice del TEAM: vedi Aulaweb NB: il termine per l'iscrizione è fissato a 7 giorni prima della data dell'appello.
    23/05/2022 14:00 GENOVA Textproduktion Mölders 14-17; Ort: AUla Informatica
    27/05/2022 12:15 GENOVA traduzione it ted 12:15-14:15; Ort: aula informatica AdP
    10/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico in presenza – aula E
    13/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA esercitazioni linguistiche orale ort: aula F
    23/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico in presenza – aula E
    28/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA esercitazioni linguistiche orale ort: aula A
    28/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA esercitazioni linguistiche orale ort: aula A
    05/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Textproduktion Aula H (controllare nei giorni immediatamente prima dell'esame) Dauer: 14:00–17:00
    09/09/2022 12:15 GENOVA traduzione ita > ted Achtung: neuer Raum = Aula L (nicht mehr Aula informatica) Dauer: 12:15–14:15
    12/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico in presenza – aula E
    16/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale aula F
    26/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA modulo teorico in presenza – aula E
    30/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale aula E

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Target group

    The exam is obligatory for students in the first and in the second year of the master course in "Modern Languages and Literatures for cultural Services" LM 37/38

    Credits

    The total exam consisting in theory class and language exercises is equivalent to 9 credit points.

    Languages

    Lessons will be held in German language.