First level advanced course [C1]

Objectives

The objective of the course is to train students to speak and write the language in a natural manner. They must be able to make themselves easily understood, to have good mastery of a broad lexical repertory in different areas sufficient to allow them to understand specialised articles in newspapers and magazines. In terms of communication they must be able to choose the most suitable language functions in order to speak and hold a conversation, to express their points of view using the language in an appropriate and efficient manner. They must be able to write clear and well structured texts, even on complicated topics. The 1st Level Advanced Course provides students with linguistic competences equivalent to the CELI 4 Certificate.

 

Duration

The basic course lasts three months and calls for 24 classroom hours per week. Supplementary courses are held in the summer (July, August, and September).

 

Admission

Admission to the 1st Level Advanced Course is granted to:

  • Students who have obtained the Italian Language Certificate of the 2nd Level Intermediate Course or have passed the written Italian language examination.
  • Students who have been admitted to the 1st Level Advanced Course by the entrance exam.
  • Students who have a CELI 3 or equivalent Italian Language Certificate issued by another institution similar to the University for Foreigners Perugia.

 

Weekly subjects

The 1st Level Advanced Course consists of 3 study courses:

  • Language
  • Culture
  • Technical/Business

Apart from the mandatory subjects, students must also choose one subjects common to all three study courses, or one of the mandatory subjects of the other study course.

Mandatory Subjects Language
Hours
Culture
Hours
Technical/ Business
Hours
Italian Language 9 9 9
Italian Language Exercises 3 3 3
Phonetics and Phonology of the Italian Language 3 3 3

Translation Exercises (*)
or free-choice subjet

3    
Contemporary Italian Literature 3 3  
Italian History   3  
Business Terms and Business Correspondence     3
Industrial and Commercial Technique     3
Free-choice subject
3 3 3
Total classroom hours per week 24 24 24

(*) Translation is compulsory for the native speakers of the common languages established by the University and optional for students who wish to attend one of the languages available (at least 5 students must be registered).

 

Free-choice subjects

The free-choice subjects are common to all study courses and include three classroom hours per week. Not all subjects listed above are held every term.

  • History of Italian Cinema
  • History of Italian Music
  • History of Italian Theatre
  • History of Italian Art
  • Italian Literature
  • Art Terminology and Techniques

 

Supplementary course [C1]

1st level one-month supplementary advanced courses may be held in the summer months (*).
Apart from the mandatory subjects, students must also choose two subjects from among the other subjects of the basic course for a total of 24 hours per week. Students who attend the supplementary courses for two months of the C1 level may automatically enrol in the third month of the basic course of the same level and sit the final exam.

Mandatory Subjects Hours
Italian Language 9
Italian Language Exercises 6
Phonetics and Phonology of the Italian Language 3
Free-choice subjects
6
Total classroom hours per week
24

(*) There must be at least 5 students registered for supplementary course C1 to be held.

Intensive course [C1]

One-month intensive courses are held in the summer months. Apart from the mandatory subjects, students must take three free-choice subjects for a total of 30 hours per week.

Mandatory Subjects Hours
Italian Language 12
Italian Language Exercises 6
Phonetic Exercises 3
Free-choice subjects
9
Total classroom hours per week
30
Free-choice Subjects Hours
Introduction to Italian Literature 3
Introduction to Italian History 3
Introduction to Italian Art History 3
Economics and Business Correspondence 3

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