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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Courses in other Languages

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In addition to our trilingual courses we offer 40-hour extensive courses during the semester in Arabic, Chinese, French, Ladin, Russian and Spanish.

Courses offered - Registration: 18-26 February 2019

Arabic

Chinese

French

Russian

Spanish

A1.2   A2.2   B1.2

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Eligibility: students, full-tenured professors, researchers, AR, employees of unibz and students of the Studium Generale. In the case of any free spaces, also employees of partner research institutions in the province of Bozen-Bolzano can also register.

Non-traditional students, senior student cardholders, as well as external participants can only participate in the following courses: Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Ladin.

unibz alumni can attend all courses (with the exception of the three-week intensive courses) for a fixed fee of € 100 per academic year (registration form alumni).

External participants are required to pay a course fee (registration form externals).

Check the charges regulation for all course participants.

To our Class Timetable

Arabic A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Talk about family, marital status, work, nationality, studies; cardinal numerals up to 100.
Grammar
verbs in present (singular and dual forms); dual forms of nouns, adjectives, personal und possessive pronouns;  genitive contraction; nominal clause negation; negation of the present verb.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Chinese A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Beginner Chinese language course for participants with little prior knowledge. Basic elements of grammar and syntax; phonetic exercises; writing exercises with Chinese characters. New words to learn: about 100-150.
Textbooks
Will be announced on the first day of class.

Russian A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1 

Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Shopping and eating out; free time activities; jobs and work duties; telephone conversations.
Communication goals
Asking for and giving indications; asking for and understanding prices; talking about language abilities; talking and expressing opinions about free time activities; providing information with numbers, times of day, the days of the week, and months; talking about jobs and work; participating in a telephone conversation; talking with sales clerks and cashiers; ordering at restaurants and cafés.
Grammar
The dative case and the instrumental case for singular nouns with and without prepositions; the nominative, genitive and accusative in the plural; the genitive with quantities and amounts; the preterite form of verbs; the imperative; the verbs of motion; word order.
Textbook
D.Magnati, F.Legittimo. Davajte! Comunicare in russo 1. Corso di lingua e cultura russa. HOEPLI, Milano, 2017.

Spanish A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Physical appearance and personality, daily routine, interacting at a bar/restaurant, cities and districts.
Communication goals
Describe a person (physical appearance and personality); express preferences and interests; talk about daily routine; order at a bar or restaurant; describe a city; ask for and give directions; talk about past experiences; talk about qualities and abilities.
Grammar
Present tense of some irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, the impersonal form with se, prepositions and adverbs of place, préterito perfecto.
Textbook
Aula internacional 1 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640097 Difusión, units 5-9

Spanish A2.2

Prerequisites: module A2.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Mon & Wed 18-20 - Start date: 18/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Food and eating habits, health, medicine, history, customs and traditions of the past, emotions.
Communication goals
Talk about eating habits, give advice, describe a mood or the symptoms of an illness, talk about customs and traditions of the past, argue and debate, express actions in a temporal sequence, express emotions.
Grammar
Direct object pronouns, impersonal form, imperative, pretérito perfecto and pretérito indefinido, contrast between pretérito indefinido and imperfecto.
Textbook
Aula internacional 2 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640097, Difusión Units 6-10.

Spanish B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Forms of communication, journeys, design and fashion, environment, sustainability, ecology, mysteries and enigmas.
Communication goals
Talk on the phone, write e-mails and sms, tell the anecdotes of a journey, express causes and consequences, express feelings and impressions, talk about personal relationships, express disagreement, describe the functioning of an object, express hypothesis, express different grades of certainty.
Grammar
Indirect speech; causal conjunctions; use of the past tenses; superlatives; exclamation phrases; expressions with subjunctive; use of subjunctive and conditional to express different grades of certainty; future and conditional.
Textbook
Aula internacional 3 – Nueva edición, ISBN: 9788415640110, Difusión Units 7-12.

French A1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module A1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Sat 9-13 - Start date: 16/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Routine and daily life; clothes and fashion; food products; at the restaurant; past events.
Communication goals
Talk about one’s daily routine; ask about time and frequency of an action; shopping in a clothing store; get informed about food and order one’s meal at the restaurant; refer about past events.
Grammar
The present tense of pronominal verbs and of aller and sortir; question words; demonstrative pronouns and adjectives; the near future (aller + infinitive); past perfect; the liaison; the nasal vowels.
Textbook
Version Original 1 (A1), ISBN: 978 8484435600, Unità 5-8.

Russian B1.2

Prerequisites: completion of module B1.1
Schedule: 40 hours, Wed & Fri 18-20 - Start date: 20/03/2019
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano

COURSE CONTENT
Correct pronunciation and speaking; repetition of emphasis and correct intonation (proposition and question); noun: case use; special declensions; verb: the verbs of locomotion (вести-водить, везти-возить); numerals; adjectives and participles; sentence construction);
Important topics of conversation; e.g. society, history, culture, economy
Textbook
C.Hamann, I.Augustin: Отлично! Otlischno B1. Kursbuch und Arbeitsbuch. Hueber Verlag, Ismaning, 2014. ISBN: 978-3-19004479-5

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