Course Information
SchoolItalian Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600000743

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

Registered students: 160
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Italian Language and LiteratureCompulsory Language326

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours12
Total Hours156
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Skills Development
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)
Required Courses
  • 11213 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
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. follow a long speech even if it is not clearly structured and has implicit meanings; 2. 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; 3. to have become familiar with Italian culture; 4. to have achieved a good development of the skills required both in the cognitive, emotional and psychomotor sectors indicated at thepage of the learning outcomes’ description.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • 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(Economy and Lavoro - Dependence on Social Networking - Feelings and emotions). 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. .Performance of information expressed in the texts (narration, narration). .Recognizing and interpreting text transfers. .Intervention in debate with arguments and confrontations. .Understanding the optical/view of a director, a writer. .Evaluating and commenting on films expressing personal feelings. .Evaluation and commentary on an Italian fiction book.
to understand - to communicate - to interact
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • 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 is selective. 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)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
C. Ghezzi, M.Piantoni, R. Bozzone Costa Nuovo Contatto C1, Corso di lingua e civiltà italiana per stranieri,Unità 4 (percorso 2- 3 - 5-: 5a-5b; 5f-5g-5h-5i-5l-5m -) Unità 5 (percorso 6), Unità 7(percorsi 2- 3- 5:5a-5b-5c - 6- ), complete dei relativi esercizi Loescher Editore, 2016, Torino. Lettura di uno dei seguenti libri di narrativa: - Elena Ferrante, "L’amica geniale", 2013, Edizioni E/O, Roma, pp.400 - Andrea Camilleri,"Un mese con Moltalbano", Oscar Mondadori, 2014,pp.334 - Paola Mastracola, "Non so niente di te", Einaudi, 2014, Torino, pp.217 - Niccolò Ammaniti, Io non ho paura, Einaudi,2011, Torino, pp.230  - Elena Ferrante,"La vita sbagliata degli adulti", Edizioni e/o,Roma,2019,pp.336 - Beppe Servegnini, "ITALIANI DI DOMANI, 8 PORTE SUL FUTURO", Rizzoli Vintage, Milano, 2019 Visione di un film di cui verrà comunicato il titolo durante il semestre.
Additional bibliography for study
Marco Mezzadri, "GP. Grammatica pratica della lingua italiana", Bonacci, Roma, 2016 Susanna Nocchi, Roberto Tartaglione, "Grammatica avanzata della lingua italiana con esercizi", Alma edizioni, Firenze, 2007 Giovanni Battisti Moretti, "L’italiano come prima o seconda lingua", volumi 1 - 2, Guerre Edizioni, Perugia, 2000 Fabrizio Ruggeri, Stefania Ruggeri, "100 dubbi di grammatica italiana" , Alma Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 Maria Chiara Naldini, Maria Angela Ielo, "Gram e Matica", Grammatica della lingua italiana, PolyLect, Atene, 2016 Sitografia c1/ Dizionari on – line: Dizionario dei sinonimi e dei contrari: Grammatica: http://www.mauriziopistone.it7testi7linguaitaliana.html Esercizi on –line:  
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