Language Immersion Course Italian 1 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.10.072
Course codeItalian1
Semester of degree program Semester 1
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Italian 1, students will acquire the following competencies regarding the Italian language:

  • introduce themselves and others
  • understand spoken greetings and introductions
  • ask questions about personal details and family-related topics, geographical location, directions and spelling
  • fill out personal details in forms
  • interact on topics of interest
  • read and understand short descriptions about people
  • order and pay in a café
  • describe their accommodation
  • tell the time and talk about their daily routines
  • talk about relatives and family

This is a beginners' course for students with little or no prior Italian language knowledge (at CEF level A1). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • Greetings and self-introduction
  • Talking about myself, my family and my immediate surroundings (studies, work, home)
  • Asking and answering questions about personal details and family-related topics
  • Basic vocabulary, phrases, grammar structures, and connecting words
  • The time and calendar
  • Simple sentence structure, forming questions (interrogative pronouns) and statements, negation
  • Local and temporal prepositions
  • Personal and possessive pronouns
  • Position of adverbs
  • Present and passato prossimo
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Talking about preferences ("mi piace"/"mi piacciono")
  • Talking about the weather ("piove")

Guastalla, C. & Naddeo, G. M. (2010). Domani 1: Corso di lingua e cultura italiana (A1). Firenze: Alma Edizioni
Lombardo, D., Nosengo, L., & Sanguineti, A. M. (2005). L'italiano con la pubblicità: Livello elementare. Perugia: Guerra Edizioni.
McIntosh, C. (1992). Oxford Italian Grammar and Verbs. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
Mezzadri, M. (2001). Grammatica essenziale della lingua italiana con esercizi: Livello elementare e intermedio. Perugia: Guerra Edizioni.
Oxford Dictionaries (ed.) (2009). Oxford Essential Italian Dictionary. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press.
Petri, A., Laneri, M., & Bernardoni, A. (2015). Grammatica di base dell'italiano. Barcelona: Casa delle Lingue.
PONS (ed.) (2014). PONS Verben auf einen Blick Italienisch. Stuttgart: PONS.
Ziglio, L. & Rizzo, G. (2015). Nuovo Espresso 1 (A1). Italian edition. Firenze: Alma Edizioni.

  • Lecture and presentation
  • Group and pair work
  • Role plays
  • Learning games
  • Individual exercises
  • Blended learning
  • Homework

Integrated module exam (immanent examination character):

  • Class preparation/homework 20%
  • Class participation 20%
  • Final examination (examination includes reading and listening comprehension, speaking and writing) 60%