[ 514ITALICSK23 ] KS Italian Communicative Skills Level B1.1

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS - (*)B1.1 Languages Tom Rankin 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites Proficiency in Italian at school-leaving level (i.e. equivalent to B1 on CEFR for languages).
Original study plan Bachelor's programme International Business Administration 2023W
Objectives The students have knowledge of language learning strategies and communication strategies appropriate to B1.1 level. They are able to produce and understand Italian at a B1.1 level according to the CEFR. They can understand the main points of clear standard Italian input in familiar business contexts. They can understand factual business and economic information presented in Italian. They can produce connected texts in appropriate business genres (emails, memos, etc.) They can produce brief reports in standard conventionalized format, passing on factual information and reasons for actions. They can describe experiences and events and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. The students are familiarized with challenges in intercultural communication.
Subject The following topics will form the basis of classroom activities:

  • Aspects of grammar and vocabulary development necessary for linguistic and communicative competences at B1.1 level
  • Various themes in contemporary Italian business and society
  • Communicative activities to foster development of student abilities in the four skill areas (speaking, listening, reading and writing)
Criteria for evaluation Continuous assessment in the form of production and comprehension tasks during the semester; Presentation tasks; Final written exam
Methods Communicative language practice and self-study methods to develop linguistic and communicative competences at the B1.1 level on the CEFR. Grammar and vocabulary development activities. Role-plays, presentations and interaction.
Language English and Italian
Study material will be announced in the course
Changing subject? No
Earlier variants They also cover the requirements of the curriculum (from - to)
514ITALICSK21: KS Italian Communicative Skills (2021W-2023S)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 25
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority