Basic Modern Italian II

LROM1170  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Basic Modern Italian II
5.0 credits
15.0 h + 30.0 h

Maeder Costantino ;

LFIAL1750 (Basic Modern Italian I) or similar

Main themes

Students will further develop the basic knowledge acquired in course LFIAL1750 Basic Modern Italian I. Knowledge of grammar will be systematised and made functional.
At the end of the four-month period, students:
- will be familiar with normative grammar;
- will be able to write a text;
- will be able to express themselves in Italian;
- will have produced several written pieces of work on Italian authors or artists.

  • Systematise the understanding of grammar.
  • Develop oral and writing skills.
  • Know the history of Italian language.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.


The course aims to enable students to work on their own initiative, drawing on the skills they have learned, by encouraging them to carry out research and to discover for themselves grammatical and pragmatic conventions that the teacher will later systematise. Students must carry out a number of tasks (written work, correcting texts, and research). Correction is personalised in order to make it possible to identify the real needs of each student.

Teaching methods

This course encourages students to learn independently. Intercomprehension enables students to discover Italian in an active way because of the close relationship between Romance languages and French, and also to develop metalinguistic knowledge. Students acquire grammar using methods such as focused noticing. Online exercise banks enable them to develop reflexes which can produce texts or keep a conversation going.
Through close supervision, students are helped to develop the independent learning required for this course.

Evaluation methods

The student will be evaluated as follows:

-    June Session

'    Written exam during the examination session (Grammar & Formal lectures) (2/3)
'    Oral exam during the examination session (Exercice sessions)    (1/3)

-    September Session

'    Written exam during the examination session (Grammar & Formal lectures) (2/3)
'    Oral exam during the examination session (Exercice sessions)                      (1/3)

The student must pass all the three sections of the course.
A student has to resit the sections he failed.


Other information

Programmes offering this activity ROM 1BA, ROGE 1BA, Minor in Italian studies


Manual by Capire

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : General

Minor in Italian Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General