69295 - German Language and Culture I (First Language)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The student has a basic knowledge of the German language and culture, is able to produce written and oral texts and to converse effortlessly in any discussion.

Course contents

The aims of this seminars are: to complete the acquisition of a solid active and passive competence of the morphosyntactic and lexical structures in the oral and written communication.

Readings/Bibliography

Texts, that are to be read will be published on the IOL-platform. Students have to prepare different topics every week.

Bibliography

Moraldo, Sandro M./Soffritti, Marcello (Hg.) (2004): Deutsch aktuell. Einführung in die Tendenzen der deutschen Gegenwartssprache, Roma.

Moraldo, Sandro M. (Hg.) (2009): Inter­net.kom. Sprach- und Kommunikationsformen im WorldWideWeb, Band 1: Kommunikationsplattformen, Roma.

Moraldo, Sandro M. (Hg.) (2011): Inter­net.kom. Sprach- und Kommunikationsformen im WorldWideWeb, Band 2: Medialität, Hypertext, digitale Literatur, Roma.

Moraldo, Sandro M. (Hg.) (2011): Deutsch aktuell 2. Einführung in die Tenden­zen der deutschen Gegenwartssprache, Roma.

Teaching methods

At the beginning lessons will be teacher-centered and entail lecture sessions and one-way presentations. In a second moment participating students give talks about topics suggested by the teacher or about relevant topics chosen by the students themselves according to their special interest.

Maximum participation of students is stimulated by invitations to debate and opportunities for discussion.

70% of class attendance is required.

Assessment methods

The evaluation purpose is to assess the acquisition of the knowledge and skills described above by the student. A written and an oral exam will evaluate the summarizing ability, and the acquisition of the contents of the readings and themes treated during the course.

Teaching tools

In lessons are used not only several types of texts (press releases, newspaper articles, essays) collected and prepared by the teacher but will also be supported by the use of new media technologies (for example audio and/or video podcasts) and powerpoint presentations. All didactic material used during the lessons will be uploaded and made available online on the IOL-platform as pdf- or Mp3-files.

Office hours

See the website of Sandro Moraldo