Italian B1/B2 - current and cultural issues in Italy

Module SZ0610

This Module is offered by Language Center.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of SS 2012 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

available module versions
SS 2012WS 2011/2

Basic Information

SZ0610 is a module in language at which is offered irregularly.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of language courses as soft-skill courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
90 h  h 3 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


This module expands and deepens students' knowledge of Italian as a foreign language, enabling them to express themselves in verbal and written form on a range of topics from everyday activities and career to the politics and culture in contemporary Italy. Students gain insight into contemporary Italian society and reflect on Italian socio-cultural issues on the basis of current material including newspaper articles, videos, recorded materials, etc. Selected language structures will be reviewed and supplemented to reinforce students' verbal and written skills. Vocabulary will be expanded.

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to understand complex spoken and written texts pertaining to current and cultural issues in the Italian media, to summarize and report about them. They are also able to formulate their own opinions on these subjects.


Sound knowledge of module B1.1 or equivalent; placement test level B1.2.

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

SE 2 Italian B1/B2 Attualità e cultura italiana Termine in Gruppen

Learning and Teaching Methods

Learning is based on a pragmatic, communicative approach, which encourages in particular communicative competence through role playing. The inclusion of intercultural aspects gives students an awareness of cultural differences, enabling them to communicate appropriately in specific situations. Special exercises improve reading, writing and speaking skills. The module requires individual, partner and group work and includes Elearning.


Textbook; multimedia teaching and learning materials and online resources.


Lia Buono Hodgart Capire lItalia e litaliano Lingua e cultura italiana oggi, II, Perugia 2010, Guerra Edizioni.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

Written examination (60 minutes, mono-lingual Italian dictionary permitted); active and regular class participation throughout the semester.

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