Italian II

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: P, V

Course Description

Objectives and competences

The students develop the following:

  • advanced competences in Italian;
  • competences in language problem solving;
  • the ability to describe and theoretically analyse language principles;
  • competences in the use of adequate language resources;
  • the ability to identify the grammatical structure of Italian as the basis for practical translation;
  • the ability to analyse grammatical elements in a text.

Content (syllabus outline)

Italian Grammar 2:

Students gain familiarity with the verb phrase in more detail. The course focuses on the basic concepts connected with the verb phrase, such as mood, tense and aspect as well as on reported speech and conditionals.

  1. Special emphasis is given to the complex interaction among different verb forms in a text and to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students are encouraged to compare grammatical categories of Italian and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing selected elements of Italian grammar in Slovene. 

Readings

  • Dardano, M. in P. Trifone (1995). Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica. Bologna: Zanichelli.
  • Renzi, L., G. Salvi in A. Cardinaletti (2001). Grande grammatica italiana di consultazione. Bologna: Il Mulino.

Prerequisites

  1. Enrollment in the first year of Interlingual Communication. Previous enrollment in the Italian I course.

Assessment

  • Midterm tests (40%) and final exam (60%).
  1. Forms of marking: 6-10 or A-E (positive grade), 1-5 or F (negative grade). The assessment is in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the examination regulations of the Faculty of Arts.