Course Information
Title in ItalianItalian language IV ΙΤΑΛΙΚΗ ΓΛΩΣΣΑ IV
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorRosaria Gulisano-Tsapanou
Course ID600000744

Programme of Study: UPS School of Italian Language and Literature 2013

Registered students: 171
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureCompulsory Language426

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours6
Total Hours78
Class ID
1. Α-ΜRosaria Gulisano-Tsapanou
2. Ν-ΩMaria Perifanou
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • 11111 Italian Language B1
  • 11212 Italian Language B1+
  • 11213 Italian language B2
  • 11214 Italian Language B2+
General Prerequisites
The Italian language course in level C1/C2, structured towards a unique linguistic-cultural direction, aims at putting the students in a position to master all varieties and registers of the language both orally and in writing, thus expressingthemselves precisely and fluently. At the end of the course the students must prove that they possess a good linguistic competence and a sufficient metalinguistic competence, which should allow them to describe the principal traits of the morphology and syntax of the contemporary Italian language. They should moreover be able to apply the pragmatic rules that preside the use of the language and those stylistic ones to which their creative and poetic work is submitted. Therefore, when entering the course, the knowledge of the basic structures of the morphology of the Italian language is taken for granted.
Learning Outcomes
Objectives : At the end of the course the following linguistic-communicational targets should be reached: Oral Comprehension: to be able to understand any type of spoken language by a native speaker, in natural velocity both live and recorded. Written comprehension: to be able to understand and interpret in a critical way practically all forms of written language, including literary texts and non literary structurally abstract texts, complex ones or rich in colloquial expressions. To be able to comprehend a vast range of long and complex texts, realize the very fine stylistic differences between them and understand both the implicit and explicit meanings. Production of oral speech and interaction: to be able to make a clear, fluent and well-structured discourse, with reasonable structure that can assist the target-interlocutor note and remember its main points. To master the idiomatic and colloquial expressions and to understand the relative connotations. To know how to express the finest shades of meaning with precision, properly and reasonably using the various discourse modifiers. To be able to divert from difficulties, reformulating the discourse easily in such a way that the interlocutor may not realize it. Production of written speech : to be able to write clear, fluent and complex texts, using proper style and reasonable structure, allowing the reader to identify the most important points of the discourse.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
To manage the communicative acts presented in the units of the program(8,9,10). Students should have acquired the morpho-syntactic structures of the language in order to express themselves and the proper vocabulary relative to each thematic unit (contemporary Italian cinema, city life, itineraries, Italian art works, cultural differences between the North and the South of Italy, Italian songs and songwriters). One of the proposed narrative books should be read.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
C. Ghezzi, M.Piantoni, R. Bozzone Costa Nuovo Contatto C1, Corso di lingua e civiltà italiana per stranieri, Loescher Editore, 2016, Torino. Unità 8: percorsi 1- 4 ; Unità 9: percorsi 4-5-6- ; Unità 10 percorsi 4-5-6 complete dei relativi esercizi Visione del film “Basta un paio di baffi” di Fabrizio Costa o di un altro film italiano.
Additional bibliography for study
1.Igiaba Scego, La mia casa è dove sono Rizzoli, 2010,Milano, pp. 168 Igiaba Scego, La mia casa è dove sono Loescher Editore, 2012,Torino, pp. 168 2. Alessandro Baricco, Questa storia, Feltrinelli, 2007, Milano, pp 288 3. Paola Mastracola,Non so niente di te,Einaudi, I Coralli, 2013, Torino, pp. 344 4. Rossella Pastorino, Le assaggiatrici, Feltrinelli, 2018, Milano, pp 288 5. Paola Mastracola, E se covano i lupi, Guanda, 2008, Parma, pp.217 6. Giovanni Battista Moretti,"L'italiano come seconda lingua", per competenze a livelli avanzati,Vol.I-II, Guerra Edizioni, 1995, Perugia 7. Susanna Gnocchi-Roberto Tartaglione, Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana con esercizi, b1-c1, Alma Edizioni, 2007, Firenze 8.Serena Ambroso- Giovanna Stefancich, Parole, 10 percorsi nel lessico italiano, Bonacci editore,2002,Roma
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