L-LIN/14 - 9 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff

Office: Monastero dei Benedettini stanza 303
Office Hours: mercoledi ore 10-12

Learning Objectives

The course target is the level A2 of the European Portfolio. Main focus is developing consistent communication skills as well as good linguistic and cultural knowledge about the German-speaking countries, in order to enhance a good intercultural dialogue. The course will provide a number of lessons dedicated to linguistics grammar, morphology and translation, linked to a series of workshops and practical activities aiming at strengthening the acquisition of pragmatic-communicative skills and competences.

Course Structure

The course includes a series of lectures held by the teacher, and a series of practical exercises with native speakers.

Detailed Course Content

The course is divided into three parts: the first is dedicated to the acquisition of basic communication skills, and includes an introduction to the use of dictionaries and basic grammar chapters; the second will be dedicated to the history and the culture of the German-speaking Countries; the third one will examine issues of phonetics, phonology and morphology of the German language.

Textbook Information

1) Linguistic skills and competences (A2)

a) Course books:

- Vv. Aa., Das Leben. Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kurs- und Übungsbuch A1, Cornelsen Verlag, Berlino 2020 (pp. 295) ISBN 978-3061219666

- Vv. Aa., Das Leben. Deutsch als Fremdsprache. Kurs- und Übungsbuch A2, Cornelsen Verlag, Berlino 2021 (pp. 324) ISBN 978-3061220907


b) Grammar books:

M.G. Saibene, Grammatica descrittiva della lingua tedesca, Carocci, Roma 2002 (only the parts about levels A1 and A2)

M. Reimann, Grammatica di base della lingua tedesca, Hueber, Ismaning 1998 (only the parts about levels A1 and A2)


c) Dictionary Italian – German:

- L. Giacoma and S. Kolb (eds), Il nuovo dizionario di tedesco. Dizionario Tedesco-Italiano Italienisch-Deutsch, second edition, with CD-Rom, Zanichelli, Bologna 2009.


2) Culture and history of the German-speaking Countries

a) Hartewig, Karin, Das ist Deutschland! Eine Landeskunde für alle, Books on demand, 2020, pp. 216.

b) Nava, Massimo, Storia della Germania dopo il muro. Dall'unificazione all'egemonia in Europa, Rizzoli, Milano, 2020, pp. 240.


3) Issues about phonetic, phonology and morphology

- C. Di Meola, La linguistica tedesca, Bulzoni, Roma 2007 [chap. I (phonetic and phonology, p. 17-53), and II (morphology, p. 57-87)]


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All the books listed in the programs can be consulted in the Library.

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