German

German Courses and Exams - academic year 2020-2021

Livelli A2, B1, B2, C1, German Language 1

 

EXAM SESSION CALENDAR

Teacher: Katharina Gemperle

The following exam sessions are also open to all students who intend to apply for an Erasmus scholarship

 

 

  • A2 level German exam (cod. L99968) and German Language 1: Monday 25/01/2021 at 11:00 am
  • B1 level German exam (cod. L99967): Friday 22/01/2021 at 2:30 pm
  • B2 level German exam (cod. L99966): Monday 25/01/2021 at 2:30 pm
  • C1 level German exam (cod. L99965): Monday 25/01/2021 at 2:30 pm

 

Exams will be held online. The link and further details for access will be sent in an email to students who register before the enrolment deadline.

You must have a good internet connection and pc with webcam, and if possible, an app to trasform photos in pdf form. 

Students should also have a hardcopy dictionary for the written component, (composition) and a valid ID.

Those students who have a certificate to be approved (Goethe Institut, ÖSD, TELC) should contact Katharina Gemperle as soon as possible, at the latest by 15/01/2021, at gemperle@unisi.it .

 

 

Enrolment:

Registration for all exams must be done through this page with UNISI username e password.

 

ENROLMENT DEADLINE: 15/01/2021

 

PLEASE NOTE. If you think that you will be absent at the exam, please cancel your booking before the enrolmente deadline.

Study material and information regarding the German language exams can be found in the section http://docenti.lett.unisi.it/frontend/?rr=BD_13_46 on Katharina Gemperle's blog on ProfBlog!

Katharina Gemperle's ProfBlog!

 

Students can contact Katharina Gemperle (gemperle@unisi.it) or Birgitte Hoiberg (birgitte.hoiberg@unisi.it) by email.

GERMAN COURSES

 

German language courses are OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS enrolled in the University of Siena.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN IN ORDER TO ATTEND A GERMAN BEGINNERS' COURSE.

 

The following German language courses are held at the San Niccolò Campus on Via Roma, 56 (Porta Romana):

 

ANNUAL A1 and A2 COURSE for BEGINNERS divided into two semesters.

The course is for:

- students from the DFCLAM department who need to pass the GERMAN LANGUAGE I exam. The German Language I (“Lettorato”) consists of an annual course divided into two semestral courses: A1 in the first semester and A2 in the second semester. The A2 level is required in order to be admitted to the German Language I exam. The exam at the end of the second semster, in fact, is preparatory for the professor’s language exam. Alternatively, students can present a internationally recognized certificate (see list at the bottom of this page)  Please note: if you have any questions regarding the German Language Single Subject course (“CORSO MONOGRAFICO”) contact the PROFESSOR or visit the department website

- students that choose A2 LEVEL GERMAN LANGUAGE ("IDONEITA') - exam code L99968

- students who are interested in learning the fundmentals of the language without inserting the exam in their curriculum. They will be awarded a certificate from the CLA (see below)

 

  1. A1 course and GERMAN LANGUAGE I course (“Lettorato”) : 1st part – First semester (October 5th 2020 to end of January 2021)

Teacher: Katharina Gemperle

Basic course for absolute beginners (see program below)

The course will be blended (face-to-face lessons integrated with autonomous work on the Moodle platform)

Lesson times (in the classroom or on Gmeet) – Please note that the link to the virtual classroom will be sent to those students who prefer to connect through videoconferencing.

Monday: 4:15 – 6:00 p.m. –  room 356

Friday:  12:00 – 1:45 p.m. – room 356

 

Bibliography:

  • Schmohl Sabrina, Schenk Britta, Bleiner Sandra, Wirtz Michaela, Glaser Jana: Akademie Deutsch A1+, Intensivlehrwerk mit Audios online, Band 1, Hueber, 2020, ISBN 978-3-19-101650-0.
  • M. Weerning - M. Mondello: Dies und Das neu, Grammatica di tedesco con esercizi, CIDEB, Torino, 2004; ISBN: 978-88-530-0216-7

 

Enrolment: You can enrol in this course by accessing this page with UNISI username and password.

 

  1. A2 course, second semester (March to June, 2021) - A2 LEVEL GERMAN EXAM ("IDONEITA" - exam code L99968) and German Language I course (“Lettorato”) – 2nd part

Enrolment in the course requires an A1 level (see program below)

Teacher:: Katharina Gemperle

The course will be blended (face-to-face lessons integrated with autonomous work on the Moodle platform)

Lessons begin on March 1st , 2021

Lesson times (in the classroom and on Gmeet):

Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Friday 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Bibliography:

  • Schmohl Sabrina, Schenk Britta, Bleiner Sandra, Wirtz Michaela, Glaser Jana: Akademie Deutsch A2+, Intensivlehrwerk mit Audios online, Band 2, Hueber, 2020, ISBN 978-3-19-121650-4.
  • M. Weerning - M. Mondello: Dies und Das neu, Grammatica di tedesco con esercizi, CIDEB, Torino, 2004; ISBN: 978-88-530-0216-7.

 

Enrolment: You can enrol in this course by accessing this page with your UNISI username and password.

 

  1. B1 course, first semester ("idoneita" exam code L99967)

A prerequisite to the course is a basic knowledge of German at A2 level (see program below)

 

Teacher:: Katharina Gemperle

 

Lessons begin on October 5th.

The course will be blended (face-to-face lessons integrated with autonomous work on the Moodle platform)

Lesson times (in the classroom or on Gmeet): Please note that the link to the virtual classroom will be sent to those students who prefer to connect through videoconferencing.

 Monday 12 - 1:45 p.m. – room 349/A

Friday 2:30 – 4:15 p.m. – room 349/C

 

Bibliography:

  • The teacher will provide the course material.

Grammar books:

  • Jaager Grassi, Gisela: Grammatica tedesca, Manuale di morfologia ed elementi di sintassi; Hoepli, Milano, 2005. ISBN: 978-88-203-3508-3.
  • esercizi: Jaager Grassi, Gisela: Grammatica tedesca. Esercizi con soluzioni; Hoepli, Milano, 2008, ISBN: 978 88 203 3945 6.

Enrolment: You can enrol in this course by accessing this page with your UNISI username and password.

 

  1. B2 course – 2nd semesterpreparation for German exam on pass-fail basis (“Idoneità” -exam code 99966)

A prerequisite to the course is a B1 level on German (see program below)

Teacher: Katharina Gemperle

Lessons begin on March 1st, 2021

The course will be blended (face-to-face lessons integrated with autonomous work on the Moodle platform)

Lesson times (in the classroom and on Gmeet):

Thursday: 11:00 a.m to 1:00p.m.

Friday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Perlmann-Balme Michaela, Schwalb Susanne: Sicher! aktuell B2, Hueber, Teilausgabe Kursbuch mit Arbeitsbuch: Kp. 7-12, ISBN 978-3-19-621207-5.

Grammar books:

  • Jaager Grassi, Gisela: Grammatica tedesca, Manuale di morfologia ed elementi di sintassi; Hoepli, Milano, 2005. ISBN: 978-88-203-3508-3.
  • esercizi: Jaager Grassi, Gisela: Grammatica tedesca. Esercizi con soluzioni; Hoepli, Milano, 2008, ISBN: 978 88 203 3945 6.

 

Enrolment: You can enrol in the course by accessing this page  with your UNISI username e password.

 

 

EXAMS, CREDITS, AND CERTIFICATES

 

Students who are not awarded credits for a German language exam and who attend at least 70% of the course and pass the final test, will receive a certificate.

The certificate issued by the Language Center is not an external certification. Nevertheless, our lessons follow the European Framework of Reference for Languages. Students interested in obtaining an external certificate can sit the exam at the GOETHE INSTITUT of Rome or at an institution which collaborates with the Goethe Institut, for example, the Deutsches Institut of Florence.

 

APPROVAL OF INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATES OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE BY THE UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE CENTER:

 

The Language Center approves certificates issued by the these official institutions:

- Goethe Institut

-Oesterreichisches Sprachdiplom Deutsch OSD

- TELC

Please contact our German teacher during her office hours for certification approval. You should bring the original certificate with a photocopy (front and back), and a valid ID with photocopy.

 

Codes for German "idoneità" examinations:

A2: L99968

B1: L99967

B2: L99966

C1: L99965

 

OFFICE HOURS AND EMAIL ADDRESS:

For further information contact the teacher Katharina Gemperle: gemperle@unisi.it

Office hours are held by appointment when lessons are in session, at the following time:

Monday from 1:45 to 2:45 on Gmeet: https://meet.google.com/qwk-pvwg-fyc 

Please write to gemperle@unisi.it to make an appointment.