Italian Language - Absolute Beginners

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Italian Language - Absolute Beginners

  • Host University

    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

  • Location

    Milan, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Italian, Italian Culture

  • Language Level

    True Beginning

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    The aim of this course is to present the basis of spoken and written Italian. During the course the students will learn how to communicate in simple everyday situations and will also get in touch with some relevant Italian cultural features. 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. Students will also practice a lot of phonetics in order to learn how to read, write and spell properly the Italian language sounds.

Course Disclaimer

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