GERMAN LANGUAGE II

GERMAN LANGUAGE II

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Code
61300
ACADEMIC YEAR
2016/2017
CREDITS
9 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE
Tedesco
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
Annual
Prerequisites

OVERVIEW

The course is a 9-credits-course  consisting  of

- a theoretical module of 30 hours (held in the 2nd semester) in which basic facts of German syntax are presented and illustrated;

- an applied module of 40 hours dedicated to the development of oral and written competence in the German language.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES (FURTHER INFO)

The goal of the theoretical module is to make students reflect on the organization of syntax in German.

At the end of the course students will be able to 1) identify the syntactic categories and functions , and 2) to analyze the structure of phrases and simple and complex sentences

The goal of the applied module is the attainment of instrumental competence of German corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Teaching methods

The theoretica lmodule will be in form of frontal lessons.

The applied modules will be in form of practical lessons.

Classes will be held partly in Italian and partly in German.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Topics covered in the theoretical module are as follows:
syntactic categories (classes of words, phrases ), syntactic functions, valency, regency, congruence, the structure of phrases, the structure of simple and complex sentences, the principle of structure dependency, the Topological Model of word order in German.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Theoretical module

Di Meola, C. (2014), La linguistica tedesca. Roma: Bulzoni.
Pittner, K., Berman, J. (2004), Deutsche Syntax. Tübingen: Narr.
Tomaselli, A. (2004), Introduzione alla sintassi del tedesco. Bari: Graphis.
 

Applied module

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TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The theoretica lmodule will be in form of frontal lessons.

The applied modules will be in form of practical lessons.

Classes will be held partly in Italian and partly in German.

LESSONS START

Theoretical module: 20 February 2017

EXAMS

Exam description

written or oral exam

Assessment methods

As for the theoretical module  students may choose between
a) a written examination (duration: 60 minutes), consisting of 16 multiple choice questions / completion tasks, which will be held in the 1st available date of the summer and the autumn session;
b) an oral examination (duration: 20 minutes), consisting in the presentation of a topic selected by the student, and in two questions selected by the examiner, which will be held in the 2nd available date of the summer and the autumn session.
In the February session there will only be an oral exam.