Introduction to the Italian language - for absolute beginners
MODULE TYPE: LANGUAGE LEARNING
A 2-week intensive course meant for students who have never studied Italian (or just a little) and want to get familiar with it. Placement test not required.
From 17 to 28 January 2022, from Mon. to Fri. from 3.00 to 5.00 p.m. (Italian time), for a total of 40 academic hours. The course consists of:
- 2 hours (120 min.) in real time via Zoom in a virtual classroom, with your roommates and the teacher
- 1 hour (60 min.) in asynchronous mode for self-learning activities (exercises etc.), supervised by the teacher.
With a minimum of 75% attendance and after passing the final test for evaluation of skills, 3 ECTS are awarded.
Technical requirements needed
The online courses are accessible by means of an up-to-date PC, notebook or tablet, a good, fast internet connection, preferably with unlimited Gigabytes, and attached microphone and webcam. Courses are taught on-line entirely (with the teacher in streaming, and part of the lesson with online materials and exercises that students can download from Moodle system).
Listening: Understanding basic instructions; understanding simple information such a show to reach a particular place from another one on foot or using public transport; getting the gist of the main information in simple messages and brief announcements.
Reading: Understanding short, easy texts with high frequency words (simple messages on postcards, signs, directions, instructions, signs warning of danger in a public place, charts and tables, information and publicity leaflets).
Speaking: Asking and answering simple questions pertaining to immediate needs on familiar topics. Communicating through simple, routine activities information regarding family, study, and free time. Introducing yourself using simple expressions for greeting and saying goodbye. Expressing agreement or disagreement with other people in a simple way.
Writing: Writing simple sentences, a postcard, a greetings card, an announcement to put on a noticeboard, form-filling.
Module level: Basic
Degree level: Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral
Study mode: Online
SDG11 Theme: Language
Starting date: 17 January 2022
Finishing date: 28 January 2022
Enrolment period: December 2021