Online course in Literature

Studying in Italian - Language and Literature: a MOVE-ME Project Course

Study Language and Literature in Italian and develop the skills you need when you take part in a European student mobility program

Studying in Italian - Language and Literature: a MOVE-ME Project Course

  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Weekly study 4 hours

Study Language and Literature in Italian

Each year thousands of students travel across Europe to study in a foreign language like Italian. This can be daunting, even for those who are fluent.

This online course, developed within the MOVE-ME project by UniStraSi, NUI Galway and The Open University, will help, guiding you through the peculiarities of academic discourse in Italian, and enabling you to understand and produce written and aural academic texts.

1 ECTS credit is awarded by completing the course, taking the final test and obtaining the Certificate of Achievement.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Increase students’ awareness of the language learning process and knowing how to use effective learning strategies
  • Improve students’ understanding of written and oral expository texts relating to specific disciplines and belonging to various genres
  • Improve the quality of oral and written expository texts produced by students
  • Improve students’ performance at oral and written exams
  • Support students in learning to learn

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced
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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore your ability to learn a language
  • Apply learning strategies
  • Perform an oral exam
  • Improve writing skills
  • Reflect on the main features of expository texts
  • Develop skills and strategies to properly understand lectures and written academic texts
  • Perform different ways to listen and read academic texts relating to different tasks

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at university students taking part in student mobility programmes in Europe and international students attending courses in Italy. A minimum B1 knowledge of Italian is required.

Who will you learn with?

Andrea Villarini

Andrea Villarini

Andrea Villarini is a Professor of Modern Language Teaching at the University for Foreigners of Siena. He is currently Head of the Research Institute for Teaching Language with Technological Support

Donatella Troncarelli

Donatella Troncarelli

I started my career as lecturer of Italian L2 at the Università per Stranieri di Siena. Presently I am Chair of the Bachelor degree course "Language and culture for teaching Italian to foreigners"

Gerardo Fallani

Gerardo Fallani

Hi, I've been a tutor online in many Italian as second language courses. I have a PhD in this subject. Training teachers and learners through social learning is my main area of interest.

Matteo La Grassa

Matteo La Grassa

Hi, I have a PhD in Linguistics and Teaching of the Italian Language to Foreigners. I’m currently working at the FAST Centre of Università per Stranieri di Siena.

Azzurra  Tesei

Azzurra Tesei

Phd Student at the University for Foreigners of Siena.

Who developed the course?

The University for Foreigners of Siena (UniStraSi) is a public university specialized in the teaching of Italian and other languages and in research on language and culture.

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

NUI Galway are ranked among the Top 2% of universities in the world and recognised as being one of the best universities for their international outlook.


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