91198 - German

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in International Relations (cod. 9084)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course students should reach a minimum level of A2 (Council of Europe framework) for spoken language, while the ideal level is B1, and a minimum level of B1 for reading comprehension – ideal level B2. In particular: students should be able to follow the essential themes of an oral text, for example a lesson or a TV-news broadcast, and make a simple oral report on it. Moreover, they should be capable of understand written texts of average difficulty regarding the disciplines of the degree course.

Course contents

The Course trains students on the use of a language specialized on international relations and politics. Therefore, this is not a basic language course.

 Lectures will consist in reading, analysing and translating texts on political matters, in order to acquire the terminology of politics.

The texts will be provided by the teacher on the platform "virtuale".


Attending students:

Students attending at least 70% of the lectures shall prepare the examination on the texts provided by the teacher on the platform "virtuale".

Non attending students:

Students who cannot attend at least 70% of the course shall also prepare an oral examination about the topics of the course

Teaching methods

Oral lectures

Assessment methods

Attending students (at least 70% of the course): written examination.

Non attending students: written and oral examamination.

Non attending students must contact the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Teaching tools

Beside the written texts, also audios and videos content will be used.

Office hours

See the website of Alessandra Basile