L-LIN/14 - 6 CFU - Annual Tuition

Teaching Staff


Learning Objectives

The course lasts the whole year and aims to develop linguistic, communicative and cultural skills,

as they are defined in the European portfolio, level B2/C1. Both the lessons and in the practical workshops will be focussed on the improvement of:

- linguistic and grammatical skills,

- the vocabulary and the communicative skills,

- general and detailed reading and oral comprehension,

- text analysis,

- interpretation and translation of different kinds of written texts,

- culture and civilisation of the German speaking countries.

Course Structure

The course includes lectures (more theoretical), and exercises (essential for learning a foreign language) carried out with the help of native speaker.

Detailed Course Content

A) Language and communication skills.


B) Elements of text-linguistics, translation, culture and civilisation of the German speaking countries (Landeskunde)

Textbook Information

A) Language and communication skills

Everlasting tools for the language:

Choose one of the following grammar texts (consultation):

- H. Weinrich, Textgrammatik der deutschen Sprache, 4. Auflage, Georg Olms Verlag, Hildesheim 2007.

- G. Helbig, J. Buscha, Übungsgrammatik Deutsch, Klett Sprache, Stuttgart 2013.



- Il nuovo dizionario di tedesco, dizionario con cd-rom, a cura di L. Giacoma e S. Kolb, Zanichelli, Bologna 2009.


Choose one of the following Vocabularies:

- Wahrig, Deutsches Wörterbuch, 8. Auflage, Bertelsmann, Gütersloh 2006.

- Großwörterbuch. Deutsch als Fremdsprache, Langenscheidt, Berlin-München-Wien-Zürich-New York 2010.

- Duden. Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, Bibliographisches Institut, Mannheim 2006


- Ute Koithan, Tanja Mayr-Sieber et al., Aspekte neu B2. Mittelstufe Deutsch. Lehrbuch mit DVD B2, Klett, Stuttgart 2017. ISBN 978-3-12-605024-1 (p. 1-135).

- Ute Koithan, Tanja Mayr-Sieber et al., Aspekte neu B2. Mittelstufe Deutsch. Arbeitsbuch mit Audio-CD, Klett, Stuttgart 2017. ISBN 978-3-12-605026-5 (p. 1-117).


B) Elements of text linguistics and translation:

Readers and books:

- Reader in German Language about translation, text-linguistics, culture and civilisation of the German speaking countries (60 pages). It will be available on the portal Studium.

- L. Cinato Kather, Mediazione linguistica tedesco-italiano, Hoepli, Milano 2011 (p. 1-115)

- C. Di Meola, La linguistica tedesca. Un’introduzione con esercizi e bibliografia ragionata, Bulzoni Editore, Roma 2007 (only the chapter: “La linguistica testuale”, p. 191-219).

- Reader with tales in German langauge (30 pages). It will be available on the portal Studium.


Please remember that in compliance with art 171 L22.04.1941, n. 633 and its amendments, it is illegal to copy entire books or journals, only 15% of their content can be copied.

For further information on sanctions and regulations concerning photocopying please refer to the regulations on copyright (Linee Guida sulla Gestione dei Diritti d’Autore) provided by AIDRO - Associazione Italiana per i Diritti di Riproduzione delle opere dell’ingegno (the Italian Association on Copyright).

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

Open in PDF format Versione in italiano