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Italian Language, Part Two

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester


Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

This course comprises part two of the systematic introduction into Italian grammar.

The exercises used in the course aim to hone the students¿ ability to combine both grammatical and lexical knowledge in writing their own texts in Italian.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course, the student is expected to:


- have acquired knowledge of the main features of modern Italian grammar


- understand and be able to account for the key problems in Italian grammar

- integrate grammatical knowledge into his/her own linguistic practices

General competence

- be equipped to carry out a project over time

- be capable of working independently on a research question related to the curriculum

- be able to communicate in Italian at a level beyond the elementary

- be able to further develop his/her knowledge academically or professionally

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

The course builds on the contents of ITAL121; knowledge of Italian grammar corresponding to this level is a precondition for being able to complete this course successfully.

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Due to certain academic overlaps, the credits awarded for taking ITAL124 are reduced by 10 ECTS if the course is combined with ITAL114 or ITAL104.

Access to the Course

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

Teaching and learning methods

Instruction in the course normally consists of one two-hour (i.e. two teaching hours) lecture and one two-hour seminar session on a weekly basis for a total of 10 weeks.

If less than 5 students sign up for the course, the teaching may be adjusted to the number of students enrolled. Should this be the case, 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

Students must attend at least 80 % of the teaching sessions. Attendance will be checked.

During the semester students must also hand in a paper in Italian on a grammatical problem, to be assessed as either a pass or fail.

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

Forms of Assessment

The assessment in the course consists of an oral exam of approx. 30 min; both Italian and Norwegian will used during this test. Due to the situation concerning Covid-19 measures have been taken and the oral exam will be held digitally in the autumn semester of 2020.

During the oral exam, which usually revolves around a given text, students must demonstrate all-around knowledge on problems in Italian grammar the ability to expand on these topics orally.

Examination Support Material


Grading Scale

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

Assessment Semester

Fall. Students with valid approvals on their mandatory assignments may also be assessed early in the spring 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 Coordinator

The Program Board for Italian

Course Administrator

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


Contact Information

Student councilor: studierettleiar@if.uib.no

Exam administration: eksamen@if.uib.no

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