Italian III

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 75
Type: P, V

Main Instructor

dr. Tamara Mikolič Južnič, Assistant Professor

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;
  • reading, listening, writing and speaking skills.

Content (Syllabus outline)

The course is divided into two units:

a) Italian Grammar 3

b) Italian language practice 2

a) Italian Grammar 3:

Students will gain familiarity with the adjective and the pronoun. The course will focus on the morphology of the adjective, its role in the nominal phrase and the peculiarities of its use with the article. Another topic are the types and morphology of Italian pronouns and their interaction with other elements of the clause.

Special emphasis will be given to the relationship between the structure, meaning and function. Students will be encouraged to compare grammatical elements of English and Slovene and to consider the different ways of expressing certain elements of Italian grammar.

b) Italian Language Practice:

Speaking: pairwork, group discussion. Reading: working with original texts, comprehension exercises. Listening: working with audio texts, comprehension exercise. Writing: exploring the process of writing. The focus is on general and specialised vocabulary building, collocations, idioms etc.


  • Dardano, M. in P. Trifone (1995). Grammatica italiana con nozioni di linguistica. Bologna: Zanichelli.
  • Ignone, A. (2002). Primi piani sugli italiani. Perugia: Guerra.
  • Costamagna, L. (1996). Pronunciare l’italiano. Manuale di pronuncia italiana per stranieri, livello intermedio e avanzato. Perugia: Guerra.
  • Renzi, L., G. Salvi in A. Cardinaletti (2001). Grande grammatica italiana di consultazione. Bologna: Il Mulino.
  • Ignone, A. (2002). Primi piani sugli italiani. Perugia: Guerra.


Enrollment in the second year of Interlingual Communication.


Italian Language Practice: Mid-term tests (40%) and final exam (60%)

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.


Tamara Mikolič Južnič