70 hours

Credit value: 9 ECTS


*No previous knowledge of the Italian language is necessary.
You will develop your communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) through authentic texts, watching short recordings, films, broadcasts, texts from the press and various exercises. The lessons are based on an interactive communication method. While working on selected authentic texts, you will improve and consolidate vocabulary, and learn about and adopt the basic principles of the Italian language, as well as grow familiar with the country and culture, and compare them with their own. Through various teaching approaches and a variety of topics on everyday life situations, you will be trained for basic communication in Italian (greetings, presentations, ordering drinks and food, conversation about habits, description of family members and friends, description of leisure activities, shopping, holidays, travelling, weather, in the city, giving instructions, festivities and celebrations, recipes, giving and collecting information, descriptions of past and future events, etc.).

Learning Outcomes and Objectives

After taking this course, you will gain knowledge:

  1. Of the Italian language at the level of A2 according to the Common European Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR)
  2. Of the similarities and differences between your own and the Italian culture
  3. In the basics of intercultural business communication

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, tutorials, pair work, group work, e-learning, presentations.


Oral examination, written exam, home assignments, classroom participation  

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The course is taught by:

Dr. Elisabetta Pavan

Nives Zudič Antonič – EMUNI

Polona Oblak – EMUNI