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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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 in the period 9-22 September 2019.

To our Class Timetable

1st Semester Courses - Registration 9-22 September 2019

Arabic

Chinese

French

Russian

Spanish

Arabic A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Campus Bozen-Bolzano: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 19/10/2019
Campus Bruneck-Brunico: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 19/10/2019

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: 19/10/2019
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.

French A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 19/10/2019
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: 19/10/2019
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
Cahier d’exercises, ISBN: 9788484435679.

 

Russian A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule:  40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 19/10/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

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 A2.1

Prerequisites: certification of level A1
Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18-20 - Start date: 19/10/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Topics
Meals; daily routines; trips to Russia, getting information at hotels and tourist services, living, describing people.

Communicative goals
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
D.Magnati, F.Legittimo. ДАВАЙТЕ! Comunicare in russo 2.
Corso di lingua e cultura russa. HOEPLI, Milano, 2017. ISBN: 978-88-203-7867-7.

 

Spanish A1.1

Prerequisites: none
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 19/10/2019
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, Mon and Wed 18-20 - Start date: 14/10/2019
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, Mon and Wed 18-20  - Start date: 14/10/2019
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.

 

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