Language Immersion Course Italian 2 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.20.162
Course codeItalian2
Semester of degree program Semester 2
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Italian 2, students will acquire the following competences regarding the Italian language:

  • communicate limited information in simple everyday situations
  • describe daily work routines, speak about jobs
  • use simply structures and conjunctions
  • understand high frequency vocabulary related to areas of high personal relevance (work, study, travel, shopping, weather, statistics)
  • exchange information on family-related topics
  • write personal messages and simple e-mails to a university
  • read and understand simple texts
  • ask for and give directions
  • report about a past event (holiday, accident, statistics)

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of Italian (at CEF level A1-A2). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • Vocabulary and phrases related to shopping, local geography, my job, my studies, free time, the weather, clothes, body
  • Asking for and giving directions, travel program, guided city tour
  • Statistics, comparison, and preferences
  • Advertisements, prospectuses, menus, and timetables
  • Modal verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Imperative tense
  • Direct object pronouns
  • Past tense (imperfetto)

Colombo, F. (2013). Attiva il lessico (A2/B1). Firenze: Le Monnier.
Guastalla, C. & Naddeo, G. M. (2010). Domani 1: Corso di lingua e cultura italiana (A1). Firenze: Alma Edizioni.
Guastalla, C. & Naddeo, G. M. (2010). Domani 2: Corso di lingua e cultura italiana (A2). Firenze: Alma 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.
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
  • Homework

Integrated module exam (immanent examination character):

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