GERMAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

GERMAN FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

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Code
65249
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/14
LANGUAGE
German
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

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.

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

PREREQUISITES

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

Teaching methods

Normally: Lessons, group work, presentations, individual preparation, company case studies. Attendance is highly recommended - o in classroom o in Teams according to University data.

Attention: In accordance with measures adopted by the University of Genoa to limit the spread of Covid-19, lessons during the 1st semester will be held on line using Teams and Aulaweb.

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, the economic impact of Covid-19 nationally and internationally

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Materials will be provided during the Aulaweb course

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Christina Greeve Cramer: Normally Consulting hours for the whole academic year 2020-2021 in Economia/DIEC, second floor room 16, on Monday at 8.30 am and always by appointment ; cramer@economia.unige.it. but during the Covid 19  period consulting hours in TEAMS and  always by appointment  cramer@economia.unige.it .    

Exam Board

CHRISTINA GREEVE (President)

JOACHIM HANS BERND GERDES

MICHAELA BÜRGER-KOFTIS (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Normally: Lessons, group work, presentations, individual preparation, company case studies. Attendance is highly recommended - o in classroom o in Teams according to University data.

Attention: In accordance with measures adopted by the University of Genoa to limit the spread of Covid-19, lessons during the 1st semester will be held on line using Teams and Aulaweb.

LESSONS START

Published timetable for the first semester AA 2020-2021

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

Examination and assessment procedures will be in line with the safety measures adopted by the University.

These are subject to review.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/09/2021 08:00 GENOVA Orale
01/10/2021 08:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Enrolment on Aulaweb is compulsory.