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GERMAN LANGUAGE II

CODE 61300
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the nd year of 8740 LINGUE E CULTURE MODERNE (L-11) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/14
    LANGUAGE German
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites
    You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • GERMAN LANGUAGE I 55877
    • INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION 10177 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • GERMAN LANGUAGE I 55877
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • Modern languages and cultures 8740 (coorte 2021/2022)
    • GERMAN LANGUAGE III 65231
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    German Syntax: An Introduction

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim of the course is to provide students with a expert of a number of aspects of German linguistics, enabling them also to think critically about and describe the metalinguistic factors at play in language use

    Language classes aim to improve students’ linguistic competence

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Aims of the course ('theoretical module') are:

    • develop metalinguistic skills
    • provide the basic categories of the syntactic description of German
    • present the essential scientific terminology of the German syntactic analysis
    • know how to use linguistic and terminological databases, grammars and online dictionaries.

    The global aim of the language learning courses is to enable students to reach level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

    At the end of the course ('theory module') the students

    • will be able to identify the structure of the German sentences and their constituents
    • will be able to carry out a syntactic analysis of paratactic and hypotactic sentences
    • will know the basics of the topological field model
    • can orientate themselves properly within the Satzbaupläne
    • must know, understand and be able to use properly the basic categories of the syntactic description of the German language, also cross-linguistically German–Italian
    • must know, understand and be able to use properly the essential scientific terminology in the areas discussed, both in Italian and in German;
    • will know how to use linguistic and terminological databases, grammars and online dictionaries.

    Course attendance is not mandatory, but recommended.

    PREREQUISITES

    Students must demonstrate a A1 level of language proficiency according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course ("theory 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 "theory module" (30 h, 2nd semester) is accompanied by year-round language learning courses (100 h).

    • Theory module: 30 h (2nd semester) (Prof. Dr. Simona Leonardi).
    • Language learning courses: 1st & 2nd semester

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    1) Theoretical 'module': introduction to the syntax of the German language, with particular attention to the following elements: structure of the German sentence; constituents and their analysis; cases and semantic roles; topological field model and information structure; valency and Satzbaupläne. Syntactic and terminological databases; online grammars.

    The metalinguistic reflections on the linguistic structures of the German language will be integrated with textual examples from various genres as well as with multimedia materials.

    2) Language learning courses: Over the two semesters period students’ knowledge of German should reach level B1 according to the European framework in all four abilities. 

    According to University regulations, this syllabus is valid until February 2024.

    Non-attending students

    For non-attending students, the same syllabus applies; non-attending students should contact the lecturers at the beginning of the course for guidance on course activities and for clarification of the syllabus.

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Theory module

    • Habermann, Mechthild / Gabriele Diewald / Maria Thurmair. 2015. Fit für das Bacherlorstudium. Grundwissen Grammatik. Mannheim u.a. Dudenverlag
    • Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache: "Propädeutische Grammatik". Grammatisches Informationssystem grammis. DOI: 10.14618/programm Permalink: https://grammis.ids-mannheim.de/progr@mm

    Further bibliographical and didactic material will be provided during the semester (Aulaweb).

    Language learning courses

    Bibliographical and didactic material will be communicated at the beginning of the semester (Aulaweb).

    Non-attending students

    For non-attending students, the same syllabus applies; non-attending students should contact the lecturers at the beginning of the course for guidance on course activities and for clarification of the syllabus.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Theory module: 2nd semester 

    Language learning modules: 1st + 2nd term (start: October, 2022)

    • Theory module: 30 h (2nd semester) (Prof. Dr. Simona Leonardi). 
    • Language learning courses: 1st & 2nd term

    Class schedule

    GERMAN LANGUAGE II

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    Theory class: During the course verification of the learning process through tests and quizzes; written examination  (= 40% of the final mark)

    Language learning courses: written examination (essay) + written grammar examination + oral examination (= 60% of the final mark)

    In accordance with further public health measures designed to contain the COVID-19 exam forms may differ from the above.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Theory module: During the course verification of the learning process through tests and quizzes; the theory lessons will be concluded by a written exam in which the arguments discussed during the course will be asked about. During the examination of the theoretical 'module', the students have to provide evidence of their knowledge of the themes dealt with during the lessons, the related texts, and the materials published in Aulaweb. The assessment will take into account a) knowledge of the course content; b) familiarity with the the readings discussed during the course and with the materials made available on the Aulaweb platform.

    The languages learning courses will be completed by written examinations and an oral examination.

    In accordance with further public health measures designed to contain the COVID-19 exam forms may differ from the above.

    Registering for the examinations on the homepage of the University of Genoa (www.unige.it), the link "servizi online per gli studenti“.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Target group: Mandatory modules for first year students of Modern Languages and Cultures (Lingue e Culture moderne) who have German as a main subject.

    Credits: The entire course (theory class + language learning courses)  is credited with 9 credit points (CP / ECTS).

    Language: 

    • Theory class: Lessons will be held in German and in Italian.
    • Language learning courses: Lessons will be held mainly in German.

    Students with certified special educational needs (DSA)
    Students with certified special educational needs (DSA), such as dyslexia or dysgraphia, are invited to contact the lecturers, as well as to familiarise with the services (e.g. “ufficio disabilità  e DSA”) the University provides to support them.