Course Information
Title in GermanDie Rolle der Aussprache im Fremdsprachenunterricht
SchoolGerman Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600014179

Programme of Study: Language and Culture in the German-speaking Area (2012-today)

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Linguistics-TeachingCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-9
Literature-CultureCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-9

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the seminar, students will acquire: • Awareness of the importance of correct pronunciation in a foreign language. • Knowledge of learning parameters that affect the achievement of correct pronunciation. • Ability to design a range of perception and production exercises for teaching pronunciation. • Ability to evaluate and use software programs in the teaching process. • Ability to design and adapt the exercises to the needs of the students.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course aims to analyze the multifaceted phenomenon of the existence of a foreign pronunciation when learning / acquiring a foreign / second language. We will deal with resolving various vocal problems encountered by Greek students of German as a foreign language, with particular emphasis on the use of software programs during class. Among other things, topics such as the impact of foreign pronunciation on a person's social life and vocational rehabilitation are examined. We will also analyze these parameters related to the student (age, experience, gender, etc. incentives) and must be taken into consideration when designing a curriculum for teaching pronunciation. We will also mention basic theoretical approaches and techniques for teaching pronunciation, while using and evaluating software programs to learn the pronunciation.
Acoustic Analysis, Phonetics, Phonology, Phonetic Development, Second / Foreign Language Learning / Acquisition
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
• Use of ICT in Course Teaching. • Use of ICT in Student Evaluation • Use of ICT in Communication with Students.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment753
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Balassi, Ε. (2016). Phonetik/Phonologie des Deutschen und Griechischen und ihre Didaktisierung. Athen: Pedio (ISBN:978-960-546-735-7). Balassi, E. (2002). Phonetik/Phonologie und Ausspracheschulung. 2 Bände, (Postgraduiertenstudium in Deutsch als Fremdsprache), Πάτρα: Ελληνικό Ανοιχτό Πανεπιστήμιο.
Additional bibliography for study
Balassi, E. (2002). Phonetik/Phonologie und Ausspracheschulung. 2 Bände, (Postgraduiertenstudium in Deutsch als Fremdsprache), Πάτρα: Ελληνικό Ανοιχτό Πανεπιστήμιο. Dieling, H. & Hischfeld, U. (2000). Phonetik lehren und lernen. Berlin: Langenscheidt Bongaerts, T., van Summeren, C., Planken, B., & Schils, E. (1997). Age and ultimate attainment in the pronunciation of a foreign language. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 19, 447-465. Flege, J. E. (1988). The production and perception of foreign language speech sounds. In H. Winitz (Ed.), Human communication and its disorders (pp. 224-401). Norwwod, NJ : Ablex. Flege, J. E., Munro, M. J., & MacKay, I.R.A. (1995b). Factors affecting strength of perceived foreign accent in a second language. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 97, 3125-3134. Hischfeld, U., Reinke, K. & Stock, E. (2007). Phonothek intensiv. München: Langenscheidt 2007. Moyer, A. (1999). Ultimate attainment in L2 phonology. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 21, 81-108. Missaglia, F. (1999). Contrastive prosody in SLA – an empirical study with adult Italian learners of German (pp. 551-554). Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Vol. 1. Purcell, E. T., & Suter, R. W. (1980). Predictors of pronunciation accuracy : a reexamination. Language Learning, 30, 271-287. Suter, R. W. (1976). Predictors of pronunciation accuracy in second language learning. Language Learning, 26, 233-253. Thompson, I. (1991). Foreign accents revisited : The English pronunciation of Russian immigrants. Language Learning, 41, 177-204.
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