The course aims at developing those language skills which are necessary for students’ effective communication. A further objective of the course is to make students familiar with specialized terminology which can be found during text analysis. This familiarization aims at developing the appropriate skills that lead to an effective communication. Level B2 of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for languages).
Practice in the four fundamental communication skills includes the following:
- Linguistic phenomena analysis and practice through exercises (e.g. make probable or improbable assumptions and wishes; express an interdiction or a doubt about the past).
- Reading and reading comprehension exercises on topics such as Italian cuisine, Italian music and art, Italian literature, stereotypes in the Italian society, the Italians and technology (reading comprehension).
- Listening comprehension exercises.
- Speaking practice based on the subjects of the texts analyzed. Examples: dissertation defense (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