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  • Discipline(s): Italian Language & Culture
  • Available: Summer Session I Summer Session II
  • Course Type: UniStraPG Italian
  • Taught in: Italian
  • Lab Fee: TBA
  • Credits: 6
  • Course Travel: Cultural Activities Series

ITAL 130S Elementary Italian Language & Culture II

ITAL 130S – Elementary Italian Language & Culture II
A1.3 level (CEFR)

At A Glance
Credits: 6
Prerequisites: None
Contact hours at Università per Stranieri: 72
Contact hours at the Umbra Institute: 8
Co-curricular cultural activities: 20 
Language of instruction: Italian

Course Description
This is a 4-week elementary Italian course offered as part of the Summer Intensive Italian Language & Culture Program. Heritage speakers and US university students with one or at times two semesters of college-level Italian will most likely be placed into the third stage of the A1 Elementary level based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) and receive a total of 6 credits for their studies in Italian language, culture, and conversation.

Students will be enrolled at the prestigious Universita’ per Stranieri di Perugia and study alongside international students representing over 100 countries. The in-class language instruction conducted at the Università per Stranieri is supplemented by tutorials and workshops at the Umbra Institute and a rich series of cultural co-curricular activities by Umbra faculty at the Umbra Institute. For more information about the Universita per Stranieri click here.

Course Objectives
The objective of the course is to train students 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). After successfully completing this level students will be capable of communicating in routine situations, providing simple and appropriate descriptions of their personal experience referring to immediate needs.

Weekly Course Structure
Language Class (at UniStrPG):   12 hours
Skills Development Lab (at UniStrPG):    4 hours
Pronunciation & Spelling (at UniStrPG):   2 hours
Tutorial & Workshops  (at the Umbra Institute): 2 hours
Co-Curricular Activities (Outside of Classroom) 3+ hours 

Prerequisites
One or two semesters of college-level Italian and Placement Test.

Outcomes
After successfully completing this level students will be capable of communicating in routine situations, providing simple and appropriate descriptions of their personal experience referring to immediate needs.

Activities at the Umbra Institute
Students enrolled in the Summer Intensive Italian Language & Culture Program will have access to Umbra Faculty members beyond their private and group tutoring session during a vast series of cultural activities designed to improve their language speaking skills in a natural environment while introducing them to practices of daily life and the cultural offerings of Central Italy. These activities include the following:

  • Traditional welcome dinner;
  • Tandem nights with Italian university students;
  • Day-Trip in Umbria or Tuscany 
  • “Serate in cucina”- cooking with faculty members or local experts;
  • Trips to local festivals (e.g., typical Central Italian “sagre”, Perugia 1416);
  • Guided tours of Perugia and Assisi;
  • Visit to local winery with tastings;
  • Lecture series on historical and current topics of Italian culture;
  • Outdoor Cinema nights and live musical performances in Italian;
  • Farewell Festa

A final co-curricular activities series schedule will be provided during orientation.

Main Grammatical Structures Covered 

An extensive review of all grammar structures studied in A1.1 and A1.2.

Pronomi

  • Pronomi indiretti (piacere)
  • Pronomi indiretti con verbi come: telefonare, mandare, comprare, regalare, spedire…
  • Pronome relativo che con funzione soggetto e oggetto

Avverbi (e locuzioni avverbiali)

  • Avverbi di luogo

Verbi

  • Non sopportare +
    • nome
    • infinito
  • Passato prossimo indicativo del verbo piacere 
  • Imperfetto indicativo del verbo essere e avere 
  • Imperfetto indicativo del verbo esserci solo alla III persona singolare e plurale (ripresa)
  • Imperfetto indicativo dei verbi regolari e di alcuni irregolari
  • Condizionale semplice del verbo volere 
    • +Infinito (ripresa)
    • + infinito
  • Ho voglia di + infinito
  • Forma perifrastica/presente progressivo: stare + gerundio
  • Ho intenzione di + infinito 
  • Voglio + infinito
  • Futuro indicativo dei verbi regolari e di alcuni irregolari
  • Alcuni verbi impersonali 
  • Imperativo seconda persona singolare e prima  seconda plurale con costruzione affermativa e negativa dei verbi in -are, -ere, -ire
  • Imperativo dei verbi andare e fare
  • Imperativo di alcuni verbi riflessivi
  • Imperativo forma di cortesia dei verbi in -are, -ere, -ire
  • Imperativo (tu – noi -voi) + pronomi
  • Perché non + verbo al presente indicativo

Congiunzioni

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