Italian - CEF - A2 (lektorat) - 2019/2020

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Elżbieta Kolbus
Organising unit:Studium Praktycznej Nauki Języków Obcych - Studium Praktycznej Nauki Języków Obcych
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:Język polski
Course objective
1. to develop all language skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) at A2 level
2. to develop communication skills in typical everyday situations
3. to introduce basic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate in everyday situations
4. to develop inter-cultural skills
Prerequisites
Interest in the Italian language and culture
Knowledge of general English at a communicative level
Learning outcomes
KNOWLEDGE
The Student:
1. identifies words and expressions connected with areas of most immediate personal relevance (family, everyday life, work, surroundings, travelling, home and environment, media, education, culture and customs);
2. identifies grammatical structures at A2 level;
3. presents basic information connected with geography and culture of Italy;
Skills:
LISTENING
1. identifies phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (place of living, family, work, education, leisure time, health etc) when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly;
2. understands the main points in short, simple messages and announcements when the speaker speaks slowly and clearly;
READING:
1. understands the main message of simple texts related to areas of most immediate personal relevance;
2. finds necessary information in simple everyday material, such as advertisements, timetables, or prospectuses;
SPEAKING:
1. communicates in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange on familiar and routine matters;
2. uses a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms their family and other people, living conditions, educational background, work etc
WRITING
1.writes short and simple texts and messages related to typical everyday situations;
2. writes very short letters using expressions related to areas of most important personal relevance;
3. fills in simple forms and questionnaires;
SOCIAL COMPETENCES
1. evaluates their language skills and is aware of how important they are for their professional development;
2. initiates and participates in different activities that aim at improving their language skills;
3. is aware of their national heritage and cultural diversity and can interact with members of different cultural background.
Teaching method
communicative method, audio-lingual method, direct method,
classes based on the course-book and materials prepared by the teacher
Course content description
Vocabulary related to:
1. Man and his surroundings
2. Food and drinks, customs connected with drinking coffee
3. Travelling and holidays
4. Getting around a city
5. Everyday activities, and leisure time
6. Home
7. Family
8. Clothes and fashion
9. Shopping
10. Education and studying in Italy
11. Occupations, looking for a job
12. Customs, traditions, and stereotypes
13. Geography and history of Italy, and problems of contemporary Italy

Grammar:
Alphabet, pronunciation, spelling (Alfabeto, pronuncia, grafia)
Nouns (Nomi)
Articles (Articoli: determinativi, indeterminativi, partitivi)
Prepositions (Preposizioni: semplici, articolate; proprie, improprie)
Adjectives (Aggettivi)
Numerals (Numeri: cardinali, ordinari)
Pronouns (Pronomi: possessivi, dimostrativi, indefiniti; interrogativi; personali soggetto, pronomi diretti e indiretti)
Pronominals: ci and ne
Infinitives (Forme impersonali)
Tenses: Indicativo presente, passato prossimo, imperfetto
Imperatives (Imperativo)
Reflexive forms (Forma riflessiva)
Time, reason, and conditional clauses (Preposizioni temporali /quando/, causali /perché/, periodo ipotetico /I/)
Forms of assessment
Forms of assessment
Students are assessed on the basis of:
- class participation
- homework
- tests
- oral and written assignments

Fail (2)
- does not know the vocabulary and grammatical structures described in the course content,
- cannot understand written or spoken texts at A2 level,
- cannot communicate in simple and routine tasks and produce short written texts at A2 level,
- is not able to take any part in group or pair work.
Satisfactory(3)
- has a limited knowledge of the vocabulary and grammatical structures described in the course content,
- partly understands written or spoken texts at A2 level,
- finds it difficult to communicate in simple and routine tasks and produce short written texts at A2 level,
- understands the need for self-study and group work.
Good (4)
- knows most of the vocabulary and grammatical structures described in the course content,
- understands most information in written or spoken texts at A2 level,
- communicates quite well in simple and routine tasks and produces short written texts at A2 level,
- can work on their own and cooperate in a group.
Very good (5)
- knows all the vocabulary and grammatical structures described in the course content,
- can easily understand written or spoken texts at A2 level
- communicates well and easily in simple and routine tasks and produces short written texts at A2 level
- actively engages in class discussions, group or pair work, and is aware of the importance of self-study.
Required reading list
E. Turra, Azione! (A1-B2), Imparare l’italiano con video, Loescher Editore.
A. Wieczorek, Włoski nie gryzie, Edgard.
A. Jagowska, M. Ghirardi, Włoski aktywnie! Trening na 200 sposobów, Edgard.
Oneworlditaliano, Corso di Italiano – Lezioni di italiano con Veronica: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUnnVNzaf0I&list=PLY27cJTUBR0tGFLrLcR9VDKfNyNwFnY7B .
D. Piotti, G. De Savorgnani, E. Carra, Univers Italia 2.0, vol. 1, Alma Edizioni 2018.
S. Nocchi, Nuova grammatica pratica della lingua italiana, Alma Edizioni 2011.
Dictionaries, Grammar tables published by PONS, Wiedza Powszechna, Edgard.
Additional materials prepared by the teacher.
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