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||In this course, students gain basic knowledge of Italian as a foreign language, enabling them with minimal language skills to successfully manage basic everyday situations, for example in a restaurant, in public transportation, during introductions, etc. Additionally, opportunities will be made available to effectively organize the process of learning Italian as a foreign language. Students learn/practice "communicative functions": to pose questions to others about themselves and their families and to answer similar questions; to understand and use numbers and prices; fundamental vocabulary concerning studying, careers, an average day, food and eating habits; and talking about their day-to-day activities in the present tense using simple sentences. Grammar: nouns (Genus and Numerus), articles, adjectives and declinations; indicative present of regular and irregular verbs; modal verbs; question pronouns; simple and double negatives; prepositions without articles; adverbs of time; basic numbers. Phonetics and orthography: alphabet; sound and writing; accent and pronunciation; intonation: statements, questions and exclamations.