This an is 8-week intermediate to advanced-intermediate Italian course series offered as part of the Summer Intensive Italian Language & Culture Program (10 weeks total). All students will begin at the B1 intermediate level based on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR).
After the first month a proficiency exam will be administered to determine placement for the second month. In most cases students remain in the B1, B1+ levels for the entire program. In some cases students may advance to the B2 level.
Students that remain in level B1 for the entire two month program (B1/B1) will receive credit for the following Umbra courses:
ITAL 201S Intermediate Italian Language & Culture I (4 credits)
ITAL 202S Intermediate Italian Language & Culture II (4 credits)
ITST/SOC 350S: Civiltà Italiana: Italian Culture and Society II (3 credits)
Students that advance to level B2 for the second month of the program (B1/B2) will receive credit for the following Umbra courses:
ITAL 210S Intermediate Italian Language & Culture (6 credits)
ITAL 310S Advanced Intermediate Italian Language & Culture (6 credits)
Placement or at least three semesters of college level Italian language. 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 direct access to the B1 level.
Language Class: 12 hours
Skills Development Lab: 4 hours
Pronunciation & Spelling: 2 hours
Tutorial Sessions at Umbra: 2 hours
Co-curricular activities: Varies
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 yourself 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
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.