Italian Classes

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Accademic year 1999-2000

Levels and courses

Language courses are three, organized in three different levels:

1 -  Beginner, during the morning time, three times a week, from 8.05 a.m. to 11.20 a.m.,  Wednesday and Saturday, from 9.40 a.m. to 11.20 on Friday;

2 -  Pre-intermediate, in the afternoon time, twice a week, from 5.10 p.m. to 6.45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday;

3 -  Intermediate, in the afternoon time, twice a week, from 6.55 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday.

Total hours of teaching per week; 18 hours.

Date of starting of the first semester

29/09/99  for the beginner course; (19 weeks)    

21/09/99  for the pre-intermediate and intermediate courses.

Date of finish of the first semester:  

29/01/2000 for the beginner course;

27/01/2000 for the pre-intermediate and intermediate courses.

Date of starting of the 2nd semester:

15/02/2000 for the intermediate course;(16 weeks).                   

16/02/2000 for the beginner course;

15/02/200 for the pre-intermediate course.

Date of finish of the second semester:

03/06/2000 for all the courses.

Period of vacation: from 31.1.2000 till 12.2.2000 on the occasion of the New year of Lunar Calendar.


An attendance minimum of 80% of overall course classroom time, appropriate participation in classroom activities & satisfactory completion of all work assignments are normally required for successful course completion for all programs. 

Every each  semester the students have to pass a final test in order to attend classes of higher level.


The teaching of the language will focus on the  expression of “communicative functions”, in order to be able to establish private and public relationships. Direct conversation, together with resumes, reading passages and oral comprehension tests will increase the vocabulary and one’s ability to communicate proficiently.

The teaching of grammar will be used immediately  in conversational techniques, such as dialogues, questions and answers, asking for information, etc... Particular focus will be set on gradual enrichment of the individual vocabulary with idiomatic expressions of spoken Italian and the language of the workplace.


The extra-curricular activities are a substantial part of the teaching, that allow students to participate into Italian  cultural events, such as theatre, concerts, exhibitions and any other performances organised by the Italian Embassy and any other Italian Cultural Centre.

Students who are suitable for a further training in Italy will be selected. They will be assisted in order to apply for scholarships from Italian Institutions.


All the courses are free.

The secretary of the office of the Foreign Language Centre of N.E.U. takes care of the enrolment of the students of Economics.

                                         Prof. Giuseppe Barbaro



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