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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
SP02122596, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2449, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ADVANCED GERMAN LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge DANIELE VECCHIATO L-LIN/14

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-LIN/14 German Language and Translation 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
3 1920 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 VECCHIATO DANIELE (Presidente)
MASIERO FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)
2 1819 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 MARX SONIA (Presidente)
FERRON ISABELLA (Membro Effettivo)
MASIERO FEDERICA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Linguistic abilities in German language at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Target skills and knowledge: Competences in the production and comprehension of written and oral texts in German at B1 level.
Ability to formulate metalinguistic reflections on the fundamental structures of standard German language, also by establishing comparisons with Italian morphology and syntax.
Examination methods: The exam consists of two written tests and an oral examination.

The first written exam includes a grammar test (30 minutes) and the translation of an Italian text into German (90 minutes). The second written exam includes a test aimed at evaluating competences in reading comprehension and written production (90 minutes), as well as a dictation exercise (20 minutes).

Both written exams need to be passed in order for the student to be admitted to the oral exam (10 minutes). The oral exam will assess the acquisition of theoretical knowledge as well as the ability to read and translate a short passage from German into Italian.
Assessment criteria: The exam will evaluate linguistic abilities in German language at B1 level, as well as translation competences and the ability to engage in metalinguistic reflections.
Course unit contents: The part of the course taught by language experts is aimed at developing the students’ written and oral competence in German language at B1 level.

The module held by the convenor will explore questions related to textual linguistics, with special attention being paid to the peculiarities of literary texts. A further focus will be on reading comprehension and translation strategies.

The students will also be required to read Patrick Süskind’s novella “Die Taube” in preparation for the oral exam.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course involves traditional lectures combined with practical exercises.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Further information on learning materials:

Most learning materials will be handed out in class or uploaded on the e-learning platform.

Students who are not able to attend the courses are requested to contact the module convenor well in advance of the exam.

Reference texts:

Language course books:
- Braun B., Doubek M. (Hrsg.), DaF Kompakt neu A1-B1. Kursbuch (ISBN 978-3126763103) + Übungsbuch (ISBN 978-3126763110). Stuttgart: Klett, 2016.
- Dreyer H., Schmitt R., Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik – Aktuell, Ismaning: Hueber 2012, (ISBN 978-3-19-307255-9) – oppure nella versione italiana: Dreyer H., Schmitt R., Grammatica tedesca con esercizi – Nuova Edizione, Ismaning: Hueber 2013, (ISBN 978-3-19-047255-0).

Suggested reading for the theoretical module:
- Di Meola C., La linguistica tedesca. Un’introduzione con esercizi e bibliografia ragionata. Nuova edizione rivista e ampliata, Roma: Bulzoni, 2014 (ISBN 978-88-7870-963-8).
- Schwarz-Friesel M., Consten M., Einführung in die Textlinguistik. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2014 (ISBN 978-3-534-25467-5).
- Blühdorn H., Foschi Albert M., Lettura e comprensione del testo in lingua tedesca. Strategie inferenziali e grammaticali. Tecniche euristiche. Materiale illustrativo. Pisa: Pisa University Press, 2013 (ISBN 978-88-6741-156-6).

Reading for the oral exam:
- Süskind P., Die Taube. Zürich: Diogenes, 1987 (ISBN 978-3257-218466) o edizioni successive.

Suggested dictionaries:
- Duden Universalwörterbuch, Mannheim: Bibliographisches Institut 2011, (ISBN 978-3411055074) o edizioni successive.
- Giacoma L., Kolb S., Il Nuovo Dizionario di Tedesco. Dizionario Tedesco-Italiano, Italiano-Tedesco, Bologna: Zanichelli 2009, (ISBN 978-8808177681) o edizioni successive.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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