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CODE 111369
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE German
TEACHING LOCATION
  • IMPERIA
SEMESTER Annual
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The German language course aims to provide written and oral proficiency corresponding to level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in order to meet demand in the tourism sector. 

The first semester is devoted to language exercises (60 hours), the second to the theoretical module (54 hours).

Lecturer: to be defined

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The theoretical module (II semester) of 54 hours is accompanied by language exercises (lecture, 60 hours, I semester). Frontal teaching accompanied by seminar-type practice units. The theoretical module of the course provides an introduction to the essential knowledge of grammar, phonetics/phonology, morphosyntax and semantics/lexicon of the German language in contrastive perspective with Italian. During the lectures, which include translation exercises from the foreign language into Italian and vice versa, the students will be taken from level A2 to level B1 according to the European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in all four language skills (Listening Comprehension, Reading Comprehension, Spoken Production, Written Production) and with regard to the grammatical knowledge required. By the end of the course, the student will have acquired a written and oral command of the German language at the B1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages, which will enable him/her to respond to demand in the tourism sector, including the ability to manipulate and elaborate texts specific to tourism communication. The analysis of authentic documentation relating to the tourism sector will form the basis of the teaching material.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The main objectives of the course are

  • to provide basic written and oral command of the German language in order to meet demand in the tourism sector;
  • to bring the students to a level of proficiency in the German language at B1 level of the Common European Framework for Languages. The four skills of oral and written comprehension and production will be developed, with a focus on oral skills;
  • teaching will focus on aspects relating to the development of the main lexical, morphosyntactic and phonetic skills and will explore topics relating to terminological aspects of tourism. 
     

Students who successfully complete the course 

  • will know the basic and specific linguistic structures of the language of tourism in German;
  • will have in-depth knowledge of the phonetics/phonology and morphosyntax of the German language;
  • will be able to converse correctly on general everyday and tourism-related topics;
  • will be prepared to prepare and present a tourist itinerary in German;
  • will have the adequate knowledge to identify the characteristics of different types of texts in the field of tourism (publicity, administrative, advertising, contractual texts, etc.).
  • will know how to use tourism-related terminology in German and will be prepared to adopt communicative strategies for the various types of text in the field of tourism.

PREREQUISITES

The course requires an entry level of A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

In the week from 25 to 29 September 2023, a self-assessment test will be available in order to check that the incoming language skills correspond to the required A2 level. Based on the score obtained from the test, the teacher will announce who is in possession of the A2 level. Those who do NOT meet the required entry level will be able to fill in their gaps by using additional consolidation material.

More information is available in the Aulaweb area.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures are face-to-face. The lectures, and in particular the language exercises (I semester), are seminar-based and involve the active participation of students. 

Attendance is strongly recommended.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities  and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Professor Serena Scotto (scotto@economia.unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The four skills of oral and written comprehension and production will be developed, with a focus on oral skills.

Particular attention will be paid to topics relating to the terminological aspects of tourism.

The programme does not vary for non-attending students.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For language practice (1st semester):

  • Birgit Braun, Margit Doubek et al., DaF kompakt neu A1-B1 Kursbuch. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene, Kursbuch mit MP3-CD, Klett  
  • Birgit Braun, Margit Doubek et al., DaF kompakt neu A1-B1 Übungsbuch. Deutsch als Fremdsprache für Erwachsene, Übungsbuch mit Audios, Klett
  • materials provided by the lecturer and uploaded on aulaweb

 

For the theory module (2nd semester):

  • Claudio Di Meola, La linguistica tedesca. Un'introduzione con esercizi e bibliografia ragionata, Roma, Bulzoni Editore, 2004
  • materials provided by the lecturer and uploaded on aulaweb

 

The analysis of authentic documentation relating to the tourism sector will form an essential part of the teaching material.

Students with DSA will be entitled to compensatory and dispensatory measures by agreement with the teacher.

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Language practice (60 hours):
first semester from October 2024 
Theory module (54 hours): second semester

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Language module: written exam (2 hours)

Theoretical module: oral interview (20-30 minutes)

The final grade is given by the average of the two parts (50% language exercises + 50% theory module)

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Language module: reading comprehension and written production, language skills. Reading a text and answering questions + writing a short text from the documents provided

Theoretical module: oral interview. Answering a few questions on the theoretical elements analysed during the course + oral commentary on a short text provided by the lecturer

FURTHER INFORMATION

See Aulaweb