The Italian courses will be held by teachers from Società Dante Alighieri, an institution which preserves and spreads Italian language and culture throughout the world, qualified to deliver Italian language and culture courses in various countries. Teachers from Società Dante Alighieri are specially trained by the Society for Italian language courses for the PLIDA certificate (https://plida.it/
How to register for an Italian course:
Through a specific Procedure
on your PoliTo Languages page, you can:
- choose whether or not to attend an Italian course in the semester of interest;
- be guided in your choice of the Italian course to attend in the semester of interest, according to your actual level of Italian, even if you have no knowledge of Italian at all.
The Procedure is open in October/November for the Italian courses of the Autumn Semester, and in March/April for the for the Italian courses of the Spring Semester.
You can use the procedure 2 times in each Semester, if needed, to check if you can change the level of the Italian course you registered for in the Semester of interest. The choice you make the second time is final and overwrites the choice made the first time in the Semester.
The Italian Language courses offered are the following, sorted by progressive language level:
- Lingua Italiana I Livello (Italian Language First Level)
- Lingua Italiana II Livello (Italian Language Second Level)
- Lingua Italiana III Livello (Italian Language Third Level)
- Lingua Italiana IV Livello (Italian Language Fourth Level)
All Italian courses have the same timetable.
Students enrolled in a degree programme who choose to attend a course of a level different from the level of their mandatory course:
your weekly timetable shows the schedule of the course included in the APSP and cannot be changed. Therefore, despite your choice of a different Italian course to attend, you will still continue to see in yout weekly timetable the schedule of your mandatory Italian course (that you will not attend). The Italian course you chose is displayed on your PoliTo page My Academic Progress, section Other Courses: click on the course name to see the course details. The room of your Italian course is published in the PoliTo courses schedule (check your Teacher's name by clicking on the course name and fill in the relevant field in the form) at https://www.swas.polito.it/dotnet/orari_lezione_pub/RicercaAvanzata.aspx.
BIBLIOGRAPHY AND EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
The textbooks can be purchased at the Turin School of the Dante Alighieri Society in Corso Re Umberto, 65 - 10128, Turin, from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00.
- LINGUA ITALIANA I LIVELLO
Textbook: Euridice Orlandino, Ciro Massimo Naddeo - Dieci A1 - Alma Edizioni
At the end of the course learners acquire an A1 level (CEFR). They can understand and use familiar expressions of everyday use and common phrases to satisfy practical needs. Learners know how to present themselves and others and are able to ask questions about personal information and answer similar questions (the place where they live, the people they know, the things they own). Students learn to interact in a simple way as long as the other speaker speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to cooperate.
- LINGUA ITALIANA II LIVELLO
Textbook: Textbook: Euridice Orlandino, Ciro Massimo Naddeo - Dieci A2 - Alma Edizioni
At the end of the course learners acquire an A2 level (CEFR). Learners can understand simple phrases and common expressions related to everyday life (e. g. basic information on a person, family, shopping, geography, work). They can communicate in simple routine situations which require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics. Learners can describe their own experiences and the place where they live and talk about their needs.
- LINGUA ITALIANA III LIVELLO
Textbook: Euridice Orlandino, Ciro Massimo Naddeo - Dieci B1 - Alma Edizioni
At the end of the course learners acquire a B1 level (CEFR). Learners can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.. Learners deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learners can write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. They can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
- LINGUA ITALIANA IV LIVELLO
Textbook: Euridice Orlandino, Ciro Massimo Naddeo - Dieci B2 - Alma Edizioni
At the end of the course learners acquire a B2 level (CEFR). Learners can understand the basic ideas of complex texts on both real and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without stress. They can write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects. They can express their opinions on current events, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.