Spring Semester B1/B1 Italian Language Program – Intermediate
The Spring semester Direct Enrollment: University for Foreigners program consists of two separate courses as follows:
3-month course – January through March (Level B1)
1-month course – April (Level B1)
This program is for intermediate students who start their Italian language learning at the Common European Framework Level B1 (first level intermediate), and after completing the three-month course, continue to study at the Level B1 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
The B1 Program accepts students who have attended the second-level beginner’s course (A2) or students who have been placed in B1 as a result of the placement exam.
Also students who have a CELI 1 (the internationally recognized certificate of Italian language proficiency issued by the Università per Stranieri) or an equivalent Italian Language Certificate issued by institutions similar to the Università, have a direct access to the B1 level.
The objective of the course is to create the conditions for you to begin, maintain, and conclude a short and simple conversation face-to-face or over the telephone, to easily understand simple, routine exchanges, to make themselves understood, and to swap ideas and information on familiar topics. Furthermore, you will be able to interact in situations that may arise while traveling around Italy, to describe experiences, dreams, and hopes, to briefly present reasons for and explanations of opinions, projects, and intentions.
Main Grammar Points covered in B1-B1
Ripasso generale dei principali elementi grammaticali del livello A2, in particolare preposizioni semplici e articolate, verbi riflessivi, passato prossimo regolare e irregolare, avverbi di tempo al passato prossimo, verbi modali al passato, particella “ci”, futuro semplice e composto, aggettivi e pronomi possessivi.
Trattazione o approfondimento dei seguenti argomenti: imperfetto, uso di imperfetto e passato prossimo, trapassato prossimo, imperativo diretto, quello/bello, verbi volerci e metterci, pronomi diretti, pronome partitivo “ne”, forme ce l’ho – ce n’è, pronomi indiretti, pronomi combinati, forme impersonali, condizionale semplice, condizionale composto, gli interrogativi, cenni al congiuntivo presente e passato, imperativo indiretto.
UMBRA TRANSCRIPT AWARDED – Levels B1/B1:
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I – 4 credits
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II – 4 credits
ITST 290 Intermediate Italian: Aspects of Italian Culture – 4 credits
ITAL 301 Advanced-Intermediate Italian I – 4 credits