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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 10-21 February 2020.

To our Class Timetable

2nd Semester Courses- Registration: 10-21 February 2020

Arabic

French

Russian

Spanish

A1.2   A2.2   B1.2

Arabic A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1

Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 14/03/2020

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
Textbook and required course material will be announced on the first day of class.

Russian A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1 

Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 14/03/2020

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
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 A2.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A2.1

Schedule: 40 hours, Tue and Thu 18-20 - Start date: 17/03/2020

Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

Topics
Russian society, literature and arts; studying and learning; excursions; cultural events; mass media; health; jobs offers.

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 subjuntive mood; verbs of motion with prefxes; conditionals with impersonal pronouns and modals in the infinitive; determinitive and demonstrative pronouns; giving times with prepositions.

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 A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1

Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 14/03/2020

Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

Topics
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 and Wed 18-20 - Start date: 16/03/2020

Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

Topics
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 and Wed 18-20 - Start date: 16/03/2020

Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

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.

French A2.2

Prerequisites: module A2.1

Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 14/03/2020

Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

Topics
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.