General Objectives: To lead students with very little or no knowledge of Italian to learn the language structure and to develop linguistic abilities.
Course Outlines: 1. Vocabulary, common words and phrases, expressions used in everyday life. 2. Grammar, explanation of the rules about how words change their form and combine with other words to make sentences. 3. Practice including various exercises to implement and support the learning process.
Textbooks: Covarino, Giulia, Michela Filippini, Alessandra Gramolini, and Angela Madia. L’italiano della Chiesa. Corso di lingua e cultura per religiosi cattolici: Livelli A1- A2. Milano: Hoepli, 2018.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to read and understand simple texts; to construct sentences correctly using the vocabulary and the grammatical forms learnt during the course.