Italian for beginners

lital1100  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Italian for beginners
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
9 credits
90.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Scarpa Laura (coordinator);
Language
Italian
Prerequisites
None
Main themes
Help the students getting control on phonetics and spelling, developing the student's communicative competence in general Italian by practicing basic notions/functions of the language as well as basic vocabulary; introduce the student into the Italian culture.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

  1. understand short texts written in common everyday language relating to everyday life (short  letters, advertisements, notices, etc.); understand short, simple narrative or descriptive texts.;
  2. understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. personal and family information, shopping, employment). He/she can catch the main points in short, clear, simple messages and announcements;
  3. Speak about himself/herself, his/her environment and living conditions; communicate simple and current tasks requiring only short and direct exchange;
  4. Write short and current documents (a postcard, a personal letter etc.);
  5. Correctly pronounce and write the Italian sounds; control the vocabulary and the grammatical contents of basic Italian.
At the end of the course: A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
 
Content
acquisition of phonetics and spelling rules of the Italian language. Development of elementary communicative competences through the acquisition of basic language notions/functions and vocabulary. Focus on cultural aspects.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The method gets its inspiration from the notional/functional approach and is mainly centered on developing communicative oral skills, not disregarding some simple forms of written skills.
Some examples of activities in the class: exercises to enhance pronunciation and spelling, listening comprehension activities (by means of audio/video material), drills, simple conversation in pairs or small groups, songs, writing simple texts etc.
The course will take place in hybrid mode, with both online and “face-to-face” lessons, depending on the general sanitary situation.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

First term assessment is composed of continuous written evaluation plus an oral recorded activity (a short oral production plus reading a text). Student with code LITAL1100 E (45 hours in the Q1 only) will complete the assessment by a short online interaction with the teacher. The active participation in the online and face-to-face lessons will also be included in the final result.
Second term and summer session assessment activities will take place either online or face to face, according to pedagogical and/or sanitary reasons. They also include both a written and an oral part, as well as the evaluation of the active participation during the course.
Other information
The students' reception will take place online. Please contact the teacher by e-mail to make an appointement.
Online resources
The learning material will be available on Moodle. The teacher will also advise links to complementary material (extra excercices, dictionary, verbs conjugation etc.)
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
The method gets its inspiration from the notional/functional approach and is mainly centered on developing communicative oral skills, not disregarding some simple forms of written skills.
Some examples of activities in the class: exercises to enhance pronunciation and spelling, listening comprehension activities (by means of audio/video material), simple conversation in pairs or small groups, online activities on specific websites, writing simple texts etc.
The course will take place in hybrid mode, with both online and “face-to-face” lessons, depending on the general sanitary situation.
Evaluation methods
First term assessment is composed of continuous written evaluation plus an oral video-recorded activity (a short oral production plus reading a text). Student with code LITAL1100 E (45 hours in the Q1 only) will complete the assessment by a short online interaction with the teacher. The active participation in the online and face-to-face lessons will also be included in the final result.
Second term and summer session assessment activities will take place either online or face to face, according to pedagogical and/or sanitary reasons. They also include both a written and an oral part, as well as the evaluation of the active participation during the course.


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Information and Communication