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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, 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.

unibz alumni can attend all courses (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.

N.B. The programme of the courses in other languages will be announced in the second half of October.

The courses will start in November as online courses.

To our Class Timetable

1st Semester Courses - Registration 21 - 26 October 2020

Arabic

Chinese

French

Russian

Arabic A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 07/11/2020
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: 07/11/2020
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: 04/11/2020
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 B1.1

Prerequisites: certification of level A2
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 26/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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.

French B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-20 - Start date: 07/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

COURSE CONTENT
Written language; cinema and movies; news and media; poetry slams.
Communication goals
Write an email and short news; talk about cinema; to narrate the plot o a movie; professional life and unusual crafts; the French media; to understand the news; poetry between writing and orality. 
Grammar
Impersonal verbs; indefinite verbal modes; double pronouns; the adjective position in the sentence; the indirect speech; the passive forms; direct and indirect questions and their intonation patterns; sentence rhythm, syllables and  e muet; etc.
Textbook
Version Original 3 (B1), ISBN: 9788484435662, Unità 5-9.

Russian A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule:  40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 07/11/2020
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 B1.1

Prerequisites: module A2.2 or certification of level A2
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18:30-20:30  - Start date: 05/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

COURSE CONTENT
Main objectives 
- to practice accurate pronunciation and speaking; stress and the correct intonation (utterances and question forms)
- to repeat and consolidate; key grammar points (nouns: use of cases, declination of verbs: verbs of movement; numbers; adjectives and participles; sentence structure)
- to develop important topics of conversation (e.g. family, study, work, sport, society, history, culture, economy)

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

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

Spanish A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 05/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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 18:30-20:30 - Start date: 05/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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: 07/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

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.

Spanish B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13  - Start date: 07/11/2020
Delivery mode: online via MS Teams

Topics
Forms of communication, journeys, desing 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.