Italian Language - Lower Intermediate
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Area of Study
Italian, Italian Culture
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe aim of this course is to help students in acquiring new structures of the Italian grammar, to give them a quite wide and stable vocabulary and to introduce them to some classical topics of the Italian culture. The students, that already have a basic knowledge of the Italian grammar, are asked to actively participate to the lessons, to elaborate the content of the lessons through homework, field researches and group work.
The course is focused on communication: a pragmatic approach will be used, grammar and other theoretical aspects of the language will be discovered step by step together with the instructor. The students work equally on written and oral comprehension and on written and oral production. Students will also be asked to work in groups on a presentation about a cultural aspect of Italian life they choose. This will count as their final oral exam.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.