The course aims at developing those language skills which are necessary for students’ effective communication. Critical thinking, self-study, free and inductive reasoning are all encouraged though the production of correct and structured discourse using the Italian language. Level B1 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
Practice of the four fundamental communication skills includes the following:
- Linguistic phenomena analysis and practice through exercises (e.g. talk about the past and historical events, make comparisons, assumptions and wishes).
- Reading and reading comprehension exercises on topics such as Italian superstitions, immigration into Italy, schools and universities in Italy, sports, Italian fashion etc. (reading comprehension).
- Listening comprehension exercises.
- Speaking practice based on the subjects of the texts analyzed. Examples: talk about your feelings, express natural pain, discuss on topics related to the Italian culture (speaking, pronunciation).
- Written tasks for new vocabulary consolidation, production of written sentences and paragraphs.
This course is assessed using the following methods:
- Written final exam which includes: multiple choice questions, reading exercises, vocabulary exercises, short- answer questions, grammar exercises.
- Alternatively: ongoing project assessment, mid-term test and oral examination.
Language of instruction: Italian (English and Greek are used to support the teaching process)
THE COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS