Spring Semester A2/A2 Italian Language Program – Elementary
The Spring semester Direct Enrollment: University for Foreigners program consists of two separate courses as follows:
3-month course – January through March (Level A2)
1-month course – April (Level A2)
This program is for beginning students who start their Italian language learning at the Common European Framework Level A2 (advanced beginner), and after completing the three-month course, continue to study at the Level A2 for the remaining one-month course.
This program is taught entirely in Italian with the majority of the program taught at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia, and two tutorial hours per week at the Umbra Institute.
Italian language: 12 hours
Speaking practice: 9 hours
Writing practice: 4 hours
Practice in pronunciation and orthography: 2 hours
Total hours of lessons per week: 27 hours
Tutorial Sessions with Umbra Instructors: 2 hours/week
All beginner students who have not studied Italian before or who have only a vague knowledge of Italian (false beginners) have direct access to the basic second level beginner’s course (A2) without taking an entrance exam.
The objective of the course is to train you to understand and create frequently used sentences and expressions related to environments of immediate relevance (for example, basic information on people, families, purchases, local geography, study, and work). In addition, you must be capable of communicating in routine situations, providing a simple and appropriate description of their personal experience and environment that refer to immediate needs.
Main Grammar Points covered in A2-A2
Elementi di fonetica, regole ortografiche, genere e numero dei nomi, articolo determinativo, articolo indeterminativo, aggettivi in -a -i -e, verbi essere e avere, numeri cardinali, presente indicativo I-II-III: verbi regolari, presente indicativo I-II-III: verbi irregolari, verbi modali, verbi riflessivi, principali forme interrogative, preposizioni semplici, preposizioni articolate, particella “ci”, passato prossimo regolare, passato prossimo irregolare, verbi modali al passato, avverbi di tempo al passato prossimo, futuro semplice e composto, aggettivi e pronomi possessivi, imperfetto, cenni all’uso di passato prossimo e imperfetto, pronomi diretti, cenni al condizionale semplice.
After successfully completing this program, you will be awarded the equivalent of 16-credits of Beginner Italian language and Culture courses.
UMBRA TRANSCRIPT AWARDED – Levels A2/A2:
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I – 4 credits
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II – 4 credits
ITAL 103 Elementary Italian III – 4 credits
ITST/SOC 190 Beginning Italian: Aspects of Italian Culture – 4 credits