69387 - German Language and Culture II (Second Language)

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student is able to understand and produce a wide range of written texts and oral discourse in German, expressing him/herself with fluency and spontaneity.

Course contents

The course aims to improve the knowledge previously acquired and consolidate the communication skills. The program is focussed on morphological-syntactic, semantic-pragmatic and lexical analysis. By dealing with a range of written and audiovisual texts the students enhance their knowledge of the current trends in German language and their right usage.


BRAUN Peter(1998) Tendenzen der deutschen Gegenwartssprache,4. Aufl., Stuttgart,W. Kohlhammer.

ENGEL Ulrich(1988) Deutsche Grammatik, Heidelberg, Julius Groos,

ENGEL Ulrich/ TERTEL Rozemaria K. (1993) Kommunikative Grammatik. Deutsch als Fremdsprache, München, Judicium Verlag.

KESSEL Katja / REIMANN Sandra(2005) Basiswissen Deutsche Gegenwartssprache. Tübingen und Basel, A. Francke Verlag.

MORALDO Sandro/ SOFFRITTI Marcello(2004) Deutsch aktuell, Carocci, Roma.

SCHWITALLA Johannes(1997) Gesprochenes Deutsch. Eine Einführung. Berlin: Erich
Schmidt Verlag.

WEINRICH Harald (1993) Textgrammatik der deutschen Sprache, Mannheim, Dudenverlag.

Further references will be provided during the course.

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, group work.

The didactic and learning process is dynamic and requires the active participation by the student.

This course will be supported by separate language training sessions (lettorato), aimed at supporting and consolidating writing and speaking skills. Students shall attend at least 70% of course lessons and training sessions.

Assessment methods

Written and oral exam.

The mark for this module will be based on both exams which together will make up 50% of the final mark for the course.

Teaching tools

PC, video projector, different kinds of web resources, multimedia materials, Virtuale e-learning platform.

Office hours

See the website of Monika Hengge