Italian Language Courses

This programme is conceived primarily to help students function academically and socially in a university setting. Students engage collaboratively in the completion of tasks that are pedagogically and linguistically motivated to develop and enhance knowledge of English in an academic context. Students entering the first level of English Language Studies (LAN 100) are expected to be approximately at the level of the Cambridge FCE Exam or at the B1+ (Threshold) level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. All English language courses can be taken as free electives provided any prerequisites are met.

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The syllabus is structured according to the CEFR and the principles of the communicative approach. It involves practical activities that reproduce everyday life situations requiring the use of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
As a learning outcome, students will be able to understand and produce basic oral and written Italian, for the fulfilment of personal needs and interests, interacting in a simple way with Italians or during a visit to Italy. Particular emphasis is given to interactive communication, aiming at expressing socio-linguistic functions in real situations. Audio–visual materials and e-learning resources are used in the course.
The syllabus is structured according to the CEFR and students are expected to reach A1 (Breakthrough) level at the end of this course. The teaching/learning process is communicative and based on practical activities involving the use of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The learning outcomes are for students to be able to understand a variety of written and oral texts and to produce written and spoken Italian using a simple syntax. A range of different situations will be presented requiring the exchange of everyday information and expressions. Audio–visual materials and e-learning facilities are used in the course.
Pre-requisite LAN 075 or equivalent
The syllabus is structured according to the CEFR and students are expected to reach the A2 (Waystage) level at the end of this course. The teaching/learning process is communicative and based on practical activities involving the use of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
The general learning outcomes are for students to be able to understand oral and written Italian and to speak and write with some degree of fluency using basic grammar and lexical structures in a variety of communicative situations. Particular emphasis is given to interactive communication, aiming at expressing socio-linguistic functions in real situations.
Pre-requisite LAN 076 or equivalent
The syllabus is structured according to the CEFR. Students must acquire the ability to understand in general a variety of written and oral texts and to express themselves in written and spoken Italian using more complex syntactic structures. A range of different situations will be given for demanding both the exchange of everyday information and the expressions of personal viewpoints on topics previously discussed during the course. Audio-visual materials and e-learning facilities will be used during the course to encourage students to practice the structures and topics learned in the classroom, to promote self-learning and self-evaluation.
Pre-requisite LAN 077 or equivalent

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