School of Humanities

German language 1

This course is part of the programme:
Bachelor's study programme Slovene Studies (1st Level)

Objectives and competences

The aim of this basic course of the German language is to develop all four types of the students’ linguistic skills, that is communication, listening, reading and writing skills.

Prerequisites

The aim of the course is to equip the students with a balanced professional and pragmatic linguistic knowledge. In the introductory part of the course, the students acquire basic knowledge of the German language.

There are no prerequisites.

Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Grammar (basic morphology and syntax): the students learn how to use basic grammar units in texts
  • Analysis and production of shorter texts in the German language covering various topics
  • Acquiring vocabulary on various topics
  • Analysis and interpretation of audio recordings and written texts
  • Reading basic authentic professional texts and acquiring vocabulary covering various topics

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding:

The students are able to understand basic grammatical structures and use them appropriately in speech and writing.

Readings

  • Passwort Deutsch 1 – Lehr- und Übungsbuch (1-̶ 6). Založba: Klett.
  • Böhmer, M., Zoepfer Tassinari, U.: Il tedesco scientifico. Wissenschaftsdeutsch. Corso di

lettura, Bulzoni, Roma 1997

  • N. Muster Čenčur: Nemška slovnica po naše; Cankarjeva založba, Ljubljana, 1998
  • H. Dreyer, R. Schmitt: Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik; Max Huber

Verlag, München, 2002

  • Slovarji nemškega jezika/Dictionaries of the German language

Assessment

The students take two mid-term tests. At the end of the semester, the students take a written and an oral examination. The students who pass both mid-term tests with the minimum result of 80 % are exempted from the written examination and can therefore only take the oral examination.

Lecturer's references

Tamara Vicman, Lecturer of the German language, teaches German at the University of Nova Gorica, at the School of Humanities. She also teaches general German language courses, as well as courses of German for specific purposes of different levels in Italy.

University course code: 1SL264

Year of study: 1

Semester: 1

Course principal:

Lecturer:

ECTS: 4

Workload:

  • Lectures: 30 hours
  • Exercises: 30 hours
  • Individual work: 60 hours

Course type: mandatory elective

Languages: german

Learning and teaching methods:
• lectures • seminar tutorials enabling the students to practise the basic grammatical structures learnt, as well as to practise writing and speaking • reading short authentic texts in the german language