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GERMAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

CODE 65249
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/14
    LANGUAGE German
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The 36 hour course includes tourism and business themes specifically designed to develop speaking skills. The lessons will be in German and attendance is strongly advised.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The teaching objective is to examine vocabulary and texts in German-Italian from a range of different sectors (economy, tourism and politics)

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The main aim of the course is to perfect understanding and speaking skills.

    This practical specialist course will allow the student to interact orally in professional situations and understand the main economics/business issues, with particular reference to business, economics and tourism vocabulary.

    The requirement is German at level B2.1 of the European Language Framework.

    PREREQUISITES

    The requirement is German at level B2.1 of the European Language Framework.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Normally: Lessons, group work, presentations, individual preparation, company case studies. Attendance is highly recommended - o in classroom o in Teams according to University data.

    Attention: In accordance with measures adopted by the University of Genoa to limit the spread of Covid-19, lessons during the 1st semester will be held online using Teams and Aulaweb.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Consolidation and extension of the language of business and economics through analysis of varyious text types, with particular focus on Italy and Germany. Exercises, reading and conversation in German.

    Typical course topics include: markets, types of company, financial statements, the labour market, the role of the state in the economy, taxation, the economic impact of Covid-19 nationally and internationally

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reference bibliography: Uni? Sicher! Band 4, Wirtschaftsdeutsch, Grundlagen zur Volkswirtschaft, Finanzpolitik und zum Unternehmertum, Silke Jahr, Booksbaum 2019 (cap 1)

    Students are expected to be thoroughly familiar with the content of the lessons, which will be collected and available in sections on Aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    CHRISTINA GREEVE (President)

    JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES

    MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Published timetable for the first semester AA 2021-2022

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    A speaking exam including questions related to the program and a presentation.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    A speaking exam including questions related to the program and a presentation.

    Assessment is based on the following:

    • Understanding questions
    • Knowledge of content, overall and in detail
    • Clarity and paraphrasing skills
    • Specialist knowledge
    • Grammar and syntax skills

    Examination and assessment procedures will be in line with the safety measures adopted by the University.

    These are subject to review.

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    28/01/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale Se in presenza, Aula M Contattare prima la docente per la presentazione del materiale
    10/02/2022 08:30 GENOVA Orale Se in presenza - Aula F Contattare prima la docente per la presentazione.
    10/05/2022 08:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/06/2022 08:00 GENOVA Orale Se in presenza, Aula M Contattare prima la docente per la presentazione del materiale.
    05/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Aula E, se in presenza. Contattare prima la docente per il materiale della presentazione.
    16/09/2022 08:00 GENOVA Orale Se in presenza, Aula M Contattare la docente prima dell'esame per la presentazione del materiale.
    30/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Orale Se in presenza, Aula M. Contattare la docente per la presentazione del materiale.
    02/11/2022 13:00 GENOVA Orale Aula 1 in Piazza S. Sabina

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Enrolment on Aulaweb is compulsory.