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Italian (3rd foreign language)



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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
Academic responsibilityG.MONTALI


- Communicating autonomously and accurately in an Italian-speaking environment in a number of everyday situations;
- Recognizing, understanding and synthetising the content of an original cultural document (text, audio or video, image);
- Presenting information;
- Expressing a personal point of view and giving a well-argued response to a diverging opinion.

Learning outcomes

- Communicating autonomously and accurately in an Italian-speaking living and working environment;
- Growing familiar with key elements of Italian culture and civilisation;
Recognizing various language registers and using them appropriately;
- Recognizing implicit meanings and messages in a document, whether it be written, spoken or filmed;
- Keeping up to date on Italian current events;
- Learning correct pronunciation, more or less common language structures, the typical elements and transformations of Italian society, through songs and a selection of films.

This course develops the following professional skills:
- Understanding, analysing and interpreting one’s environment (general knowledge), including the global context;
- Designing and presenting a through-the-line communication strategy: drawing it up, presenting and defending it (being able to justify the choices made);
Developing your personality with an emphasis on values of integrity, open-mindedness, tolerance, and respect;
- Applying “principles” to every action: diligence, autonomy, interdisciplinarity, innovation, inventiveness.

Course description

More extensive study of present and imperfect subjunctive, all past forms, indirect and combined pronouns, “il periodo ipotetico”. In-depth work on oral communication.

Vocabulary and communication elements:
- Planning to live in Italy;
- Renting an apartment;
- Reading and understanding an estate agency ad, being able to choose one out of several;
- Knowing the basics of Italian administrative terminology and vocabulary (in priority pertaining to the academic world), recognizing it in several contexts and using it appropriately;
- The Italian business world;
- Themes and vocabulary: the course will revolve around Italian industries, their installation, the French industry and trade interests in Italy, and the Italian industry and trade interests in France;
- Business world language structures.

Cultural elements:
The outlines given in the course description in no way restrict potential cultural explorations, they are only a starting point.
Introduction to the world of communication and advertising in Italy today.

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Face to face
Independent study
Travail personnel indicatif72,00  
Total student workload108,00  

Teaching methods

  • Presentation
  • Research
  • Interactive class
  • Group work
  • Simulation / Role play
  • Conference


Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
TOTAL     100,00

Recommended reading

  • Précis de Grammaire Italienne - Ulysse / Hachette Education, 1988

  • Dictionnaire Général français-italien/italien-français - Larousse éditions, 2004

  • L’Italiano in azienda - G. Pelizza / M. Mezzadri – Ed. Guerra

Internet resources

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