German

German Courses and Exams - academic year 2019-2020

Livelli A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, German Language 1 - next exam session: Friday January 24th 2020, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., room 20 (ground floor) San Niccolò - enrolment deadline January 16th

Enrolment:

You can register for the exam by accessing this page  with your UNISI username e password.

Please note:if you cannot come to the exam, please cancel your registration before the deadline.

 

 

Study material and information regarding the German language can be found on Katharina Gemperle's blog on ProfBlog!

Katharina Gemperle's ProfBlog!

 

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 choose GERMAN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE 1. In order to take this exam, you have to pass the linguistic part of the exam at the end of the second semester. The minimum level necessary of language preparation is A2. Beginning students of German prepare during the annual language course. Please note: if you have any questions regarding the German Language Course and the teacher's module, contact the teacher 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 can also follow the course for a single semester. They will be awarded a certificate from the CLA (see below)

 

1) A1 COURSE: First semester (October 2018 to January 2019)

Teacher: Dr. Birgitte Hoiberg

Hours: 40 hours of face-to face lessons

Lessons begin on Monday, October 7th, 2019

Lesson times:

Monday: 2- 4 p.m., room 447

Thursday: 3- 6 p.m., room 401

 

Bibliography:

  • Netzwerk A1, mit DVD und Audio-CDs, Langenscheidt, ISBN: 978-3-12-606129-2
  • 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.

2) A2 course, second semester (March to June, 2020) - A2 LEVEL GERMAN LANGUAGE EXAM ("IDONEITA") - exam code L99968

 

Teacher:: Katharina Gemperle

Hours: 40 hours face-to-face lessons + Moodle platform (blended course)

Lessons begin on Thursday March 5th, 2020

Lesson times (classroom): Thursday 1 - 4 p.m., classroom to be comunicated/ San Niccolò

Bibliography:

  • Stefanie Dengler et al.: Netzwerk, Deutsch als Fremdsprache A2.1, Kurs- und Arbeitsbuch, Langenscheidt, con dvd e cd audio: ISBN 978-3-12-606142-1;
  • 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.

3) B1 COURSE, first semester ("idoneita" exam code L99967)

A prerequisite to the course is a basic knowledge of German at A2 level.

The course is intended for:

- students taking GERMAN LANGUAGE 1 with a basic knowledge of the language that would like to improve their vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, and speaking.

- students that choose B1 LEVEL GERMAN LANGUAGE EXAM ("IDONEITA') - exam code L99967

- students that would like to obtain extra credits or an attendance certificate from the CLA 

Teacher:: Katharina Gemperle

Lessons will be held from Thursday October 3rd 2019 to January 2020

Hours: 40 hours face-to-face lessons + Moodle platform (blended course)

Lesson times (classroom): Thursday 1 - 4 p.m., classroom to be announced

Bibliography:

  • M. Weerning - M. Mondello: Dies und Das neu, Grammatica di tedesco con esercizi, CIDEB, Torino, 2004; ISBN: 978-88-530-0216-7.
  • dispense e materiali: saranno messe a disposizione durante il corso

 

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

 

 

 

EXAMS, CREDITS, AND CERTIFICATES

The annual course prepares for:

- students that take the German language component as part of the German language and literature exam

- students that choose aa A2 level German language exam (idoneità) - exam code L99968

 

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 teachers during their office hours for certification approval.

 

Codes for German "idoneità" examinations:

A2: L99968

B1: L99967

B2: L99966

C1: L99965

C2: L99964

 

OFFICE HOURS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES:

For further information regarding the A2 and B1 courses:

Katharina Gemperle: gemperle@unisi.it

Thursday 4.00-4.30 pm, room 427 - 4th floor San Niccolò

For further information regarding the beginners' A1 course:

Birgitte Hoiberg: b4hoiberg@gmail.com

Tuesday 3-4 pm, room 427 - 4th floor San Niccolò

 

Office hours are only held when lessons are in session. For urgent requests, please contact the teachers by email.