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

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

Registered students: 176
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureCompulsory Language426

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours6
Total Hours78
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Italian (Instruction, Examination)
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
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to have acquired knowledge of the Italian Language at an advanced level that will allow them to: 1. to understand without difficulty everything they read or listen to. 2. summarize, through a coherent exposition, information coming from different written and oral sources, reporting the reasons and explanations. 3. express themselves clearly and correctly, with vocabulary appropriate to the contextand with a fluent and spontaneous and well-structured mode, both verbally and in writing, on topics of ordinary complexity 4. to have become familiar with the Italian culture. 5. to have achieved a good development of the skills required both in the cognitive.
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)
Deepening of morphosyntactic structure and enrichment of the lexicon related to the themes of the units in the program(Historical holidays - Fascism and Resistance - Equal opportunities - Immigration - Second generation immigrants - Beauty Aging Report - Alternative Therapies).To manage the communicative acts present in one unit in the program: •Development of the main points of a spoken or written text •Developing business discourse by arguing •Formulation of personal opinion/view. •Relate information, speeches of others •Present and comment on a report with statistical data •Compare two realities •Express hypotheses, probabilities •Recognize and know how to explain metaphors •To intervene in a debate by arguing or counter-arguing •To Understand the point of view of a director and a writer •Evaluate and comment on a film by expressing the emotions experienced •Evaluate and comment on an Italian fiction book •Write a report on a topic •Write an article •Write a letter to a newspaper
to understand - to communicate - to interact
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
The following technological tools will be used: digital book, use of ppt, cd, dvd, video, internet, padlet, kahoot). In addition to the hours of collaboration with the teacher, each student can contact the teacher via e-mail. All the course material will be uploaded to the e-learning platform.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment351.4
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments100.4
Student Assessment
The purpose of the evaluation is to examine the level of language skills acquired and this is achieved through on written and one oral examination. Students who do not attend classes just present themselves at the final oral and written exams. Students who attend classes shall be examined through progress tests. In case of satisfactory grading by the end of the semester, these students shall not have to take the final written exams. The oral examination will offer students a choice. Those who pass the oral examination may choose to take the written one as well. The final written exams are in the exact form of the progress test. The final grade shall be the average result of the two exams, expresses in a scale of 0-10.
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 (percorso 1- 4 - 5) Unità 9 (percorso 1 - 4 - 6 ), Unità 7 (percorsi 4- 5- 6-), complete dei relativi esercizi del libro Visione di un film in italiano il cui titolo sarà comunicato durante il semestre Lettura di UNO dei seguenti libri di narrativa o di un altro libro di narrativa italiana A SCELTA dello studente : 1.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.Alessandro Baricco, Novecento, Feltrinelli, 1994, Milano, pp. 62 4.Paola Mastracola, E se covano i lupi, Guanda, 2008,Milano, pp. 217 5.Rossella Pastorino, Le assaggiatrici, Feltrinelli, 2018, Milano, pp 288 6.Elena Ferrante, La vita bugiarda degli adulti, Edizioni e/o, Roma, 2019, pp. 336 7.Beppe Servegnini, "ITALIANI DI DOMANI, 8 PORTE SUL FUTURO", Rizzoli Vintage, Milano, 2019, pp. 206 8.Dacia Maraini, La lunga vita di Marianna Ucrìa,Rizzoli Vintage,Milano, 2012,pp.265 Si consiglia a chi sceglie di leggere il libro “Novecento” di prendere visione dei film tratto dal libro: “La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano” di Giuseppe Tornatore (1998) per potere meglio comprendere dal confronto le differenze fra i due codici espressivi dei due generi(letterario e cinematografico).
Additional bibliography for study
Per la consultazione delle regole grammaticali e la loro esercitazione: 1. Marco Mezzadri, GP. Grammatica pratica della lingua italiana, Bonacci, Roma, 2016 2.Giovanni Battista Moretti,"L'italiano come seconda lingua",per competenze a livelli avanzati,Vol.I-II, Guerra Edizioni, 1995, Perugia 3. Susanna Gnocchi-Roberto Tartaglione, "Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana con esercizi",b1-c1,Alma Edizioni, 2007, Firenze 4.Daniela Mancini, Tommaso Marani,"Il congiuntivo", Alma Edizioni, 2017, Firenze 5.Serena Ambroso - Giovanna Stefancich, "Parole, 10 percorsi nel lessico italiano",Bonacci editore,2002,Roma 6.Fabrizio Ruggeri, Stefania Ruggeri, 100 dubbi di grammatica italiana , Alma Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 7.Maria Chiara Naldini, Maria Angela Ielo, Gram e Matica, Grammatica della lingua italiana, PolyLect, Atene, 2016 Sitografia Dizionari on – line: Dizionario dei sinonimi e dei contrari: Grammatica: http://www.mauriziopistone.it7testi7linguaitaliana.html Esercizi on –line:
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