ITAL 490S Advanced Italian: Grammar, Syntax & Conversation III
C1.3 Level (CEFR)
At a Glance
Contact Hours at Università per Stranieri: 56
Co-curricular cultural activities: 20
Prerequisites: At least five semesters of college-level Italian and Placement Exam
Università per Stranieri Faculty: TBD
Umbra Faculty Mentor: TBD
Language: Course and activities taught entirely in Italian
This is a 4-week special Advanced Italian course offered as part of the Summer Intensive Italian Language & Culture Program. US university students with at least five successful semesters of college-level Italian will most likely test into the C1 level (CEFR) and receive a total of 6 credits for their studies in Italian advanced Italian Grammar, Syntax, 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 and Outcomes
This is a particular course in Advanced Grammar, Syntax and Conversation, that is usually not offered in standard Italian Language programs in the United States, but is perfect for students preparing to become teachers of Italian or wanting to undertake graduate studies in the humanities. It is designed to take students from being competent speakers of the target language to explain to them the nuances and subtleties of the language that make the difference between a very good user and a near-native speaker. Students in this level will delve deeper into the intricacies of syntax, learn more grammatical exceptions, and be exposed to more idiomatic expressions. Students at this level will become able to use the language not only socially, but also professionally and academically with a certain degree of sophistication. They will also notice that they start to recognize not only implicit but also explicit meaning in longer and more demanding written and verbal texts.
Weekly Course Structure
Language Class (at UniStrPG): 9 hours
Skills Development Lab (at UniStrPG): 4 hours
Pronunciation & Spelling (at UniStrPG): 1 hours
Co-Curricular Activities (Outside of Classroom) 3+ hours
Four to five semesters of college-level Italian or Placement Test.
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:
A final co-curricular activities series schedule will be provided during orientation.
An extensive review of all grammar structures studied in B1.3 and:
Frase semplice e complessa