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Courses in other Languages

Courses in other Languages

These courses are primarily aimed at unibz students, lecturers and employees. Employees of other research institutions in the province of Bolzano can also enroll in these courses, provided that spots are available and that an agreement exists between unibz and the relevant organization.

Non-traditional students, senior student card holders and external students can only register for extensive Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Ladin, and preparatory courses for the international certification exams CELI and TestDaF.

Charges regulation for external users

Current course offering - Enrolment period: 12-23 September 2018

Arabic

Chinese

French

A1.1   A2.1   B1.1

Russian

A1.1   A2.1   B1.1

Spanish

A1.1   A2.1   B1.1

Arabic A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Campus Bozen-Bolzano: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus Bruneck-Brunico: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018

COURSE CONTENT
Read the Arabic alphabet (reading and writing); basic conversation elements: different greetings, presentation, give information about the origin, ask and answer simple questions, thank; cardinal numerals up to 10.
Grammar
Nominal clause; determined and not determined article; differentiation between the sun and the moon letters; masculine and feminine adjectives; personal nouns; possessive adjectives (suffix pronouns); local prepositions.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Arabic A2.1

Prerequisites: module A1.2 or certification of level A1
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon and Wed 18-20 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Describing personal appearance; colours; expressing preferences; in a clothing store; cardinal numerals over 100; in a restaurant; the ordinal numerals; telling the time; talking about weekend activities; talking about the taste of foods.
Grammar
Genitive and accusative cases; some broken plural forms, regular plural forms of the feminine and masculine; nobody/nothing; plural personal and demonstrative pronouns; the plural form of the regular verb in the present and past; frequency adverbs; the verb „to be“ in the past; the negation of the past with “ma”; the imperative; the verbs with middle “waw” or “ya”; “LA” – “KALLA” / “NA'AM”- “BALA”.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Chinese A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Beginner Chinese language course for participants with little prior knowledge. Basic elements of grammar and syntax; phonetic exercises; writing exercises with Chinese characters. New words to learn: about 100-150.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Russian A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Campus & Schedule: Bozen-Bolzano, 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus & Schedule: Bruneck-Brunico, 40 hours, Wed and Fri 18-20  - Start date: 13/10/2018

COURSE CONTENT
Greetings and farewell; asking about someone’s wellbeing; introducing oneself and the others; communicating information about family and language knowledge; asking for and giving information about prices; asking for meanings of words and asking people to repeat; thanking.
Grammar
Reading and writing the Cyrillic alphabet; spelling capitalization; pronunciation, intonation and stress; personal pronouns in the nominative, accusative and genetive; nouns in the nominative, genetive, prepositional, and plural; verbs (first and second conjugations); prepositions of place; word order in statements (indicative) and questions (interrogative).
Textbook
Carola Hamann, "Otlischno! A1" Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2010.

Russian A2.1

Prerequisites: module A1.2 or certification of level A1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Talking about food and meals: describing daily routines; talking about hotel and tourist services; talking about homes; describing the characteristics of people; describing clothes and colours.
Grammar
The cases in the plural (nouns, adjectives, personal and possessive pronouns); the perfective and imperfective aspect of verbs; verbs of motion (with and without prefixes); reflexive verbs; the possessive pronoun svoj; comparative and superlative with adjectives and adverbs; word order.
Textbook
Carola Hamann, "Otlischno!" A2. Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2012.

Spanish A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Greetings and farewell; ask about someone’s wellbeing; introduce oneself and the others; communicate information about language knowledge; ask and give information about prices; ask to repeat; ask for word meaning; describe places; talk about the weather; express intentions and preferences.
Grammar
Subject pronouns, present of regular verbs (-ar, -er, -ir), genre of nouns, the verbs ser, llamarse and tener, definite and indefinite articles, some prepositions (a, con, de, por, para, porque), some adverbs (bien, regular, mal), interrogative pronouns and adjectives (qué, cuál/cuáles, cuántos/cuántas / dónde, cómo), demonstrative pronouns, the verbs ir and preferir, tener que + infinitive.
Textbook
Aula internacional 1 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640097, Difusión, Units 0-4

Spanish A2.1

Prerequisites: module A1.2 or certification of level A1
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18-20 - Start date: 16/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Talk about problems, describe feelings, talk about past events, describe a house and the objects inside it, express preferences, compare things, give and ask for permission, excuse and justify oneself, talk about the free time, talk about projects for the future, describe places.
Grammar
Present tense of the regular and irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, the expressions empezar a + infinitive, ir and irse, ser and estar, the possessives, the gerundium, estar + gerundium, some prepositions of time and place, para/porque, present perfect, conditional.
Textbook
Aula internacional 2 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640103, Difusión, Units 1-5

Spanish B1.1

Prerequisites: module A2.2 or certification of level A2
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13  - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Talk about past experiences, talk about the duration of an action, formulate an hypothesis, talk about the future, express obligation and prohibition, summarize the content of a book or of a movie, give advice, give instructions, express necessity and claim, propose a solution.
Grammar
Present perfect, future, present subjunctive, some expressions with the subjunctive (querer, necesitar que + subjunctive), some uses of the imperative (negative form), some expressions like empezar a, acabar de, terminar de, volver a, dejar de + infinitive, llevar, seguir + gerundium, hypothetical sentences (si + indicative present), impersonal form (se prohíbe, se permite).
Textbook
Aula internacional 3 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640110, Difusión, Units 1-6

French A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Greetings and farewell; introduce oneself and the others; basic communication in the classroom; describe a city quarter; express one’s tastes and preferences.
Grammar
Personal pronouns and their  formal and informal use, definite and indefinite articles, nouns, present tense of regular verbs, the possessive adjectives, adjectives of nationality. The alphabet, pronunciation of the vowels, open and closed vowels, the opposition masculine-feminine.
Textbook
Version Original 1 (A1), ISBN: 9788484435600, unità 1-4, Cahier d’exercises ISBN: 9788484435617

French A2.1

Prerequisites: module A1.2 or certification of level A1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Language learning; express one’s feeling and difficulties; talk about one’s health conditions and describe some pain.
Grammar
Forms of the past and their contrastive usage, imperative, pour and parce que, the pronouns y and on, the comparative forms, compound nouns. Liaisons, elision, nasal vowels, etc.
Textbook
Version Original 2 (A2), ISBN: 9788484435631, Unità 1-4.

French B1.1

Prerequisites: certification of level A2
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13  - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Languages, travelling and holidays, theatre, characters’ description, opinions and debates, environment, political life
Communication goals
Narrate one’s past experiences; organize a trip in detail; make proposals; describe a project and one’s hopes; talk about theatre; express one’s opinions
Grammar and phonetics
Past forms, past perfect, object pronouns, hypothetical sentences, conditional tenses, adverbs, subjunctive. Intonation patterns of various kinds of sentence, etc.
Textbook
Version Original 3 (B1), ISBN: 9788484435662, unità 1-4, Cahier d’exercises ISBN: 9788484435679

Ladin (Language and Culture)

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Course of Val Gardena Ladin for beginners. Skills based on simple communication such as greetings and farewell, introduce oneself and the others, ask about someone’s wellbeing and thank, are further improved, for example through exercises that help to describe and manage daily situations or talk about daily activities. Furthermore basic information about the culture and history of the Ladin valleys is given.
Textbooks:
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Arabic A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 10/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Talk about family, marital status, work, nationality, studies; cardinal numerals up to 100.
Grammar
verbs in present (singular and dual forms); dual forms of nouns, adjectives, personal und possessive pronouns;  genitive contraction; nominal clause negation; negation of the present verb.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Chinese A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 10/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Beginner Chinese language course for participants with little prior knowledge. Basic elements of grammar and syntax; phonetic exercises; writing exercises with Chinese characters. New words to learn: about 100-150.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Russian A1.2

(also for Studium Generale)

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue & Thu 18-20 - Start date: 13/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Shopping and eating out; free time activities; jobs and work duties; telephone conversations.
Communication goals
Asking for and giving indications; asking for and understanding prices; talking about language abilities; talking and expressing opinions about free time activities; providing information with numbers, times of day, the days of the week, and months; talking about jobs and work; participating in a telephone conversation; talking with sales clerks and cashiers; ordering at restaurants and cafés.
Grammar
The dative case and the instrumental case for singular nouns with and without prepositions; the nominative, genitive and accusative in the plural; the genitive with quantities and amounts; the preterite form of verbs; the imperative; the verbs of motion; word order.
Textbook
Carola Hamann. Otlischno! A1. Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2010.

Russian A2.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A2.1
Schedule: 30 hours, Fri 17-20 - Start date: 16/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Studying and learning; excursions; cultural events; health, public transportation
Communication goals
Talking about personal interests; giving dates and years; discussing and making plans and appointments; talking about and recommending cultural events; talking about health; talking about public transportation; talking about duties and responsibilities at work; describe one’s work environment; describing one’s current life and work situation.
Grammar
Declination of nouns; the subjunctive mood; verbs of motion with prefixes; conditionals with impersonal pronouns and modals in the infinitive; determinative and demonstrative pronouns; giving times with prepositions.
Textbook
Carola Hamann. Otlischno! A2. Kursbuch + Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2012.

Spanish A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 10/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Physical appearance and personality, daily routine, interacting at a bar/restaurant, cities and districts.
Communication goals
Describe a person (physical appearance and personality); express preferences and interests; talk about daily routine; order at a bar or restaurant; describe a city; ask for and give directions; talk about past experiences; talk about qualities and abilities.
Grammar
Present tense of some irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, the impersonal form with se, prepositions and adverbs of place, préterito perfecto.
Textbook
Aula internacional 1 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640097 Difusión, units 5-9

Spanish A2.2

Prerequisites: module A2.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon & Wed 18-20 - Start date: 13/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Food and eating habits, health, medicine, history, customs and traditions of the past, emotions.
Communication goals
Talk about eating habits, give advice, describe a mood or the symptoms of an illness, talk about customs and traditions of the past, argue and debate, express actions in a temporal sequence, express emotions.
Grammar
Direct object pronouns, impersonal form, imperative, pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido, contrast between pretérito indefinido and imperfecto.
Textbook
Aula internacional 2 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640097, Difusión Units 6-10.

Spanish B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon & Wed 18-20 - Start date: 13/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Forms of communication, journeys, design and fashion, environment, sustainability, ecology, mysteries and enigmas.
Communication goals
Talk on the phone, write e-mails and sms, tell the anecdotes of a journey, express causes and consequences, express feelings and impressions, talk about personal relationships, express disagreement, describe the functioning of an object, express hypothesis, express different grades of certainty.
Grammar
Indirect speech; causal conjunctions; use of the past tenses; superlatives; exclamation phrases; expressions with subjunctive; use of subjunctive and conditional to express different grades of certainty; future and conditional.
Textbook
Aula internacional 3 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640110, Difusión Units 7-12.

French A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 10/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Routine and daily life; clothes and fashion; food products; at the restaurant; past events.
Communication goals
Talk about one’s daily routine; ask about time and frequency of an action; shopping in a clothing store; get informed about food and order one’s meal at the restaurant; refer about past events.
Grammar
The present tense of pronominal verbs and of aller and sortir; question words; demonstrative pronouns and adjectives; the near future (aller + infinitive); past perfect; the liaison; the nasal vowels.
Textbook
Version Original 1 (A1), ISBN: 978 8484435600, Unità 5-8.

French A2.2

Prerequisites: module A2.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9.30-13.30 - Start date: 10/03/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Famous persons, current issues, meeting someone, how to behave, francophonie.
Communication goals
Famous people: interviews, biographies und anecdotes; environment and weather forecasts; express oneself appropriately in different occasions; ‘savoir vivre’ and its rules; theatre: focus on Molière; the French-speaking world.
Grammar
Forms of the past: contrastive analysis; the relative pronouns; être en train de + infinitive; the future tense; the modal verbs, the conditional present tense; the question words and the interrogative clauses; the intonation pattern: affirmative and negative answers, etc.
Textbook
Version Original 2 (A2), ISBN: 978 8484435631, Unità 5-8.

 

 

Russian B1.1

Prerequisites: module A2.2 or certification of level A2
Schedule: 40 hours, Wed and Fri 18-20  - Start date: 13/10/2018
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Main objectives 
- correct pronunciation and conversation exercises; repetition of the rules of emphasis and correct intonation (declaratory phrases and questioning phrases)
- Consolidation of grammar (nouns: use of case; special declensions; verb: locomotion verbs; numbers; adjectives and participles; construction of sentences)
- Communicating about important topics (e.g. family, study, work, sport, society, history, culture, economy)
Abilities exercised
- Speaking: expressing oneself orally in everyday situations and to achieve communicative goals
- Listening comprehension: listening/reading for gist, main ideas, and details
- Writing: writing as an auxiliary activity, communicative or text based writing, creative writing
- Reading comprehension: global, selective and detailed comprehension
- Grammar: forms necessary for communicative purposes
- Vocabulary: learning new vocabulary for communicative topics
Textbook
C.Hamann, I.Augustin: Отлично! Otlischno B1. Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-19004479-5

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