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Italian Language, Part One

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeITAL121
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageItalian and Norwegian
  • Resources

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Level of Study



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Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The aim of the course is to give an entry-level, systematic introduction to Italian grammar.

The exercises that are part of the course are meant to integrate the grammar into the study of simple text in order to hone the students¿ ability to understand Italian and to be able to express themselves.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course, the student is expected to:


  • have knowledge of the main features of different aspects of Italian grammar


  • be able to understand and account for certain grammatical research questions
  • be able to use this knowledge in further pursuits in the study of Italian

General competence

  • be equipped to execute a project over time
  • be capable of working independently on a research question related to the curriculum

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

Proficiency in Italian at least equivalent to that of those having completed the course ITAL100

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Due to certain academic overlaps, the credits awarded for taking ITAL121 are reduced by 10 ECTS if the course is combined with ITAL111 or ITAL101.

Access to the Course

The course is open to all students admitted to the University of Bergen.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures and seminar sessions with language exercises.

The frequency of the teaching in the course will normally be one two-hour lecture and one two-hour seminars on a weekly basis for a period of 10 weeks.

If less than 5 students sign up for the course, the teaching may be adjusted to the number of students enrolled. If so, students will be informed about the alternative teachings plan at the beginning of the semester and before the registration deadline 1 Feb/1 Sep.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

In the spring semester 2021, the requirement to attend at least 80 % of the teaching will not apply due to the corona situation. In order to take the exam, students are instead required to hand in three papers that would be evaluated as approved or disapproved. All papers must be approved during the semester in order to take the exam.

Mandatory assignments are valid for one additional semester following the semester of instruction.

Forms of Assessment

In the fall semester 2021, the form of assessment has been changed from school exam to a 4-hour written examination from home + 1 hour technical time, as a measure to prevent transmission of the corona virus.

The assessment consisting of several questions relating to issues raised in the course of the teaching. Both Norwegian and Italian may be used during the test.

Examination Support Material

In the spring semester 2021, all aids are permitted during the exam.

Grading Scale

The grading scale is A¿F, where F is a fail.

Assessment Semester

Spring. Students with valid approvals on their mandatory assignments may also be assessed early in the fall semester.

Reading List

The reading list provides information about what text are on the curriculum at any given time.

The reading list will be ready by 1 Jun for the fall semester, and 1 Dec for the spring semester.

Course Evaluation

Evaluation of the course is carried out in accordance with the University of Bergen quality assurance system.

Programme Committee

The program committee is responsible for the academic content and structure of the study program, and for the quality of all the subjects therein.

Course Administrator

The Department of Foreign Languages at the Faculty of Humanities has the administrative responsibility for the course and the study program.


Student councilor: studierettleiar@if.uib.no

Exam administration: eksamen@if.uib.no

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    28.09.2021, 09:00
    5 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam