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CODE 65249
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE German
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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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.

At the end of the course, the student

- will have acquired the ability to analyse German language varieties in the fields of economics and tourism,

- will be able to understand and produce various texts at a specialist level in the areas mentioned above,

- will have acquired a basic knowledge of the German economy and geography

- will be able to appropriately apply within the German market

PREREQUISITES

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

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons, group work, presentations, individual preparation, company case studies. Attendance is highly recommended.

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.

Attendees and non-attendees have the same program

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

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Published timetable for the first semester AA 2024-2025

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

 

 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students with Specific Learning Difficulties should contact the Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it) and the course lecturer to establish any adjustments that need to be made to support the student in accessing the course and preparing for the final exam.

Enrolment on Aulaweb is compulsory.