Language Immersion Course Italian 3 (UE)

Course numberM4.05170.30.252
Course codeItalian3
Semester of degree program Semester 3
Mode of delivery Presence- and Telecourse
ECTS credits6,0
Language of instruction English

Upon the successful completion of the Language Immersion Course Italian 3, students will acquire the following competences regarding the Italian language:

  • describe a person physically and describe someone's personality
  • talk about clothes and sizes
  • talk about prices
  • describe a home, write a simple real estate advertisement
  • express desires and hopes
  • talk about health and common diseases
  • express themselves in a pharmacy or at the doctor's
  • ask for and give advices
  • talk about journeys, movies, and books
  • express simple opinions

This is a language course for slightly advanced students with basic knowledge of Italian (at CEF level A2-B1). The following language topics will be covered in this module:

  • different uses of the passato prossimotense and the imperfettotense
  • direct and indirect pronouns
  • connectives and time adverbs
  • imperative with pronouns
  • quantities ("molto", "troppo", "troppo poco",...)
  • condizionale presente
  • impersonal form
  • impersonal verbs (weather verbs such as "piovere", "nevicare")
  • future tense

Guastalla, C. & Naddeo, G. M. (2010). Domani 2: Corso di lingua e cultura italiana (A2). 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.
Nocchi S., (2011). Grammatica pratica della lingua italiana. Firenze: Alma 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 2 (A2). Italian edition. Firenze: Alma Edizioni.

  • Lecture and presentation
  • Group and pair work
  • Role plays
  • Learning games
  • Individual exercises
  • Self-study
  • 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%.