GERMAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I

GERMAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I

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Code
55890
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
12 credits during the 1st year of 8741 Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation (L-12) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8457 Letters and Humanities (L-10) GENOVA

6 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

9 credits during the 1st year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

9 credits during the nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA

8 credits during the 1st year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 2nd year of 8768 International and Diplomatic Sciences (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 2nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 3nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-36) GENOVA

8 credits during the 2nd year of 8776 POLITICAL SCIENCE AND ADMINISTRATION (L-16) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-38) GENOVA

6 credits during the 1st year of 9265 MODERN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES FOR CULTURAL SERVICES (LM-37) GENOVA

8 credits during the 1st year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

8 credits during the 2nd year of 10177 MASTER'S DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SCIENCES AND COOPERATION (LM-52) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE
German
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Theories and techniques of interlingual mediation)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION TO THE GERMAN LANGUAGE - HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE, PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS, MORPHOLOGY

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- learning target of the class is to reach the A2 level described in the guidelines of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR) in German language

- to have a good command of the phonetics / phonology of German language

- to have a good command of the principles of morphology and word formation in German language

- to be able to operate morphological analysis of compositions and derivations

- to know the main outlines of German language history and language geography

- at the end of the class students will be able to understand written and oral texts in German language as well as to write and to speak as far as is requested for the A2 level of  CEFR (see above)

- as a result of class students will furthermore be able to operate phonetic and phonological analysis of German lexis and be familiar with phonetic and phonological transcription

- learning objective of the class is moreover the acquisition of basic knowledge about the geographical distribution and situation of German speaking populations and about the history of the German language as well as political history as far as it concerns the development of the German language.

PREREQUISITES

none

Teaching methods

The theory lectures (36 lessons, 1st semester) will be accompanied during the whole academic year by practical language exercises (beginners: 120 lessons, advanced: 80 lessons). The language classes begin on October 1, 2018; time schedules, programs, instructors and auditoriums will be published in Aulaweb and on the websites of the single instructors until the end of September 2018. The language exercises include yearlong grammar lessons for beginners and advanced learners.

Lecture accompanied by language exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the theory class students will familiarize with fundamental knowledge about history and geography of the German speaking countries, as well as about history of the German language and German linguistics. After a general survey about the most important historical and geographic aspects of the bigger German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), basics of phonetics / phonology, morphology and lexicology of the German language will be treated, considering the linguistic terminology also in German language. The linguistic structures of the German language will be explained by examples of various textual typologies.

The program of the course is valid until February 2019 in accordance to the departmental regulation.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Destro, Alberto (a cura di):  I paesi di lingua tedesca, Bologna: Mulino, 2004.

Di Meola, Claudio: La linguistica tedesca, Roma: Bulzoni, 2014.

Koesters-Gensini, Sabine E.: Fonetica e fonologia del tedesco, Bari: Graphis, 2007

Nied Curcio, Martina: La lingua tedesca. Aspetti linguistici tra contrastività e interculturalità, Roma: UniversItalia, 2016

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

 

Applied module

Will be communicated at the beginning of the semester by the lecturers and in Aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES (President)

NICOLETTA DACREMA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The theory lectures (36 lessons, 1st semester) will be accompanied during the whole academic year by practical language exercises (beginners: 120 lessons, advanced: 80 lessons). The language classes begin on October 1, 2018; time schedules, programs, instructors and auditoriums will be published in Aulaweb and on the websites of the single instructors until the end of September 2018. The language exercises include yearlong grammar lessons for beginners and advanced learners.

Lecture accompanied by language exercises.

LESSONS START

Theoretical module: 1st semester (october 2018)

Applied modules: october 1, 2018

ORARI

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GERMAN LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION I

EXAMS

Exam description

The theory lessons will be concluded by a written exam in which the arguments treated during the class will be asked about. The languages classes will be completed by written exams and an oral exam. During the oral exam at the end of the theory class the students have to provide evidence of their profound knowledge of the arguments dealt with during the lessons, the designed texts and the materials published in Aulaweb.

Inscription for the exams on the homepage of the University of Genoa (www.unige.it) at the link „servizi online per gli studenti“.

Assessment methods

Theory class: written exam

Language exercises:

dictation +

written exam (essay writing) +

written grammar exam +

oral exam

FURTHER INFORMATION

Target group:

The exam is obligatory for students in the first year of the course of studies in Theories and techniques of language mediation.

Credits:

The total exam consisting in theory class and language exercises is equivalent to 12 credit points (CFU).

Language:

Lessons will be held in Italian and (according to the language level of the participants) in German language.