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Courses in other Languages

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In addition to our trilingual courses we offer 40-hour extensive courses during the semester in Arabic, Chinese, French, Ladin, Russian and Spanish.

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Eligibility: students, alumni, full-tenured professors, researchers, AR, employees of unibz and students of the Studium Generale. In the case of any free spaces, also employees of partner research institutions in the province of Bozen-Bolzano can also register.

Non-traditional students, senior student cardholders, as well as external participants can only participate in the following courses: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Ladin.

The alumni, i.e. the graduates of unibz, can attend all courses on offer (with the exception of the three-week intensive courses) for a fixed fee of € 100 per academic year (registration form alumni).

External participants are required to pay a course fee (registration form externals).

Check the charges regulation for all course participants.

Students can register through Cockpit, accessing the section Student Zone > Registration Language Courses.

To our Class Timetable

1st Semester Courses - Registration 18 - 22 October 2021

Arabic

Chinese

French

Russian

Spanish

Arabic A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 06/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams


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.

Chinese A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 06/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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.

French A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon and Wed 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 03/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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, Mon and Wed 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 03/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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
Cahier d’exercises, ISBN: 9788484435679.

 

Russian A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule:  40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 06/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

COURSE CONTENT
Topics
Greetings and farewells, introducing oneself and others, family, professions.

Communication goals 
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 genitive; nouns in the nominative singular and plural, genitive, prepositive; verbs (first and second conjugations), Present and Past tenses; prepositions of place; word order in statements (indicative) and questions (interrogative).

Textbook
D. Magnati, F. Legittimo. ДАВАЙТЕ! Comunicare in russo 1. Corso di lingua e cultura russa. HOEPLI, Milano, 2017. ISBN: 978-88-203-7866-0

Russian B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18:30 -20:30 - Start date: 04/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

COURSE CONTENT

  • Practice accurate pronunciation and speaking; stress and correct intonation;
    Repeat and consolidate key grammar points (use of cases, aspect of verbs, verbs of movement, numbers, participles, passive voice, sentence structure;
    Develop important topics of conversation (e.g. story, culture, architecture, art and music in Russia).
  • предполагается работа над произношением и говорением, с учетом правильного ударения в словах и интонации; 
  • повторить и закрепить некоторые темы грамматики (например, использование падежей, а также вид глагола, глаголы движения, числительные, причастия, синтаксис простого и сложного предложения); 
  • развить некоторые важные разговорные темы (из области истории и культуры России, включая архитектуру городов, искусство и музыку русских композиторов).

One of the course challenges – Test of Russian as a foreign language (TRKI), level B1.

Topics
Содержание курса предполагает усвоение лексических единиц, развитие речевых навыков и умений на основе и в рамках таких коммуникативных тем, как  “Архитектура русских городов” (на примере Санкт-Петербурга), “Искусство и красота в нашей жизни”, “Музыка в нашей жизни” ,“История”, “Государство и общество” (см. базовое учебное пособие курса).

Textbook
O. Bejenari, F. Legittimo, D. Magnati. Davajte! Comunicare in russo 3, Milano, Hoepli, 2020. ISBN: 978-88-203-9449-3 (уроки 3-5)

Spanish A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 04/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

Topics and communicative goals
Language in the classroom: the classroom and its objects, activities in the course; getting to know each other: greetings, introducing oneself, nationalities and professions; learning a language: expressing an intention, formulating questions about language skills; the Spanish-speaking world: describing a district, a city, talking about the weather; at the market: buying something, expressing intentions and preferences.

Grammar
Definite and indefinite articles; subject pronouns, nouns genre; present of regular verbs (-ar, -er, -ir); some irregular verbs ser, llamarse and tener, as well as  ir , preferir, and the construction tener que + infinitive; some prepositions (a, con, de, por, para, porque); interrogative pronouns and adjectives (qué, cuál/cuáles, cuántos/cuántas / dónde, cómo), some demonstrative and indefinite pronouns. 
Pronunciation of single phonemes, word accent, intonation pattern of interrogative sentences.

Textbook
U1 Aula internacional Plus - ISBN: 978 312 515815-3 - Difusión - Unidad  0 - 4

Spanish A1.2

Prerequisites: A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu  18:30 - 20:30  - Start date: 16/03/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

Topics and communicative goals
Introduce and describe a person’s physical appearance and personality; to speak about one’s family; give expression to one’s own tastes and preferences; to talk about the own daily routine; order something at a bar/restaurant; describe places and cities; ask for directions; to speak about past working experiences; to speak about skills and virtues.

Grammar
Present tense of some irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, prepositions and adverbs of place, préterito perfecto; some adjectives of quantity.
Pronunciation of diphthongs, che and jota; narrative and expositive intonation patterns.  

Textbook
1 Aula Internacional Plus - ISBN: 978 312 515815-3 - Difusión - 
Unidad 5-9

Spanish A2.1

Prerequisites: A1 (= A1.1 + A1.2)
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 06/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

Topics  and communicative goals
Language learning: express related feelings and problems; biographies and professions: talk about past experiences and events; people: describe their appearance; housing: describing furniture and objects; social relations: differentiate between different degrees of formality.

Grammar

Verbal forms: present of regular and irregular verbs;  reflexive verbs, construction and usage of the pretérito indefinido (simple past), the gerund and some conditional forms; the possessive pronouns; the use of personals pronouns.
Pronunciation of [ɲ], b e g and some consonant clusters; intonation patterns by requests and apologies.

Textbook
2 Aula internacional Plus - ISBN: 978 312 515819- 1 - Difusión -
Unidad  1 - 5

Spanish B1.1

Prerequisites: A2 (=A2.1+ A2.2)
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon and Wed 18:30-20:30  - Start date: 03/11/2021
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

Topics and communicative goals
Customs and traditions: expressing obligations and prohibitions; to express one’s opinion, to give advice; to apply for a position: to speak about one’s habits, to speak about past experiences and locate them in time; the future: to draw some possible future scenarios;  to set conditions; telling a story: to narrate the plot of a book or film, to tell a joke; shopping: to write an ad; an open letter: describing a problem, to complain, to find a solution.

Grammar
Sentences with the infinitive and the gerund; si + present; the future, the imperative, the subjunctive, some linkers; use and forms of the (in)direct object pronouns; construction with desde. 
Pronunciation: the accented syllable, intonation pattern of interrogative sentences.
Spelling: use of capital letters, coma, tilde and some homophones.

Textbook
3 Aula internacional Plus - ISBN: 978-3-12-515826-9 - Difusión -
Unidad 1 - 6

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