Extended program: Lexical study and written production of texts in German language (Arbeit mit Texten, Wortschatzerweiterung und Textproduktion). The course offers a wide range of texts in order to provide learners with the fundamental tools of lexical analysis and in order to enlarge their vocabulary. The classical rules of the rhetorical school (based on a Schreibschule) and stylistic rules that characterize an advanced ability of written German are introduced. The rules of writing and stylistics are practiced in vignette description exercises based on illustrated stories. The course focuses on several text types related to economic, political and scientific topics. Furthermore, an introduction to the use of automated online translation programs is provided (www.deepl.com, https://translate.google.it).
Particular attention will be paid to targeted written exercises. The course is based on a teacher-centred-teaching, which includes hours of tutorial (reading, conversation, exercise batteries, etc.) and lektorship (CEL).