75823 - Italian Language Lab (1) (G 3,4)

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  • Teacher Fabio Atzori

  • Credits 6

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Humanities (cod. 8850)

  • Course Timetable from Jan 31, 2022 to Mar 11, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

After the course, the student has a deep knowledge of Italian grammar, in all its varieties. He/she makes the right stylistic choices with respect to the communicative context. He/she displays a solid competence in using the language, both orally and in its written variety.

Course contents

Course topics:

- coherence and cohesion,

- summeries and rewriting,

- techniques to collect and to organize the ideas,

- paragraph and «topic sentence»,

- using a dictionary,

- measuring text readability,

- use of lexicographic tools.

The Italian language laboratory (20 hours in the classroom, supplemented by the course on the e-learning platform) will be divided into six groups and will take place according to the following calendar:

- Group 1: II period, I semester;
- Group 2: II period;
- Group 3: III period, II semester;
- Group 4: III period;
- Group 5: IV period.

- Group 6: non attending students.

The detailed calendars of the individual groups are published on the professor’s page and on the platform.

1-5 groups: max 85 students admitted to each group. Duration: 20 hours in classroom.

Students must register for the Laboratory and choose their group through the Virtual e-learning platform, using the "registration key" obtained by email (by sending a message without text (subject: chiave Laboratorio) to lettere.labitaliano@unibo.it [mailto:lettere.labitaliano@unibo.it] ; the reply message will also contain the instructions for registration; only messages from the institutional address (name.surname@unibo.it [mailto:name.surname@unibo.it] ) will receive an answer. This email address will be active as of October 20th, 2021

Warning: Deadline for 2021/2022 laboratory registration is set to October 1, 2022!

Attention: all registrations to the 2021/2022 Laboratory expire on 19 October 2022.

In case of expired enrollment or non-enrollment in the Laboratory, the student must register as a non-attendant in the 2022/2023 Laboratory.

The laboratory is meant for students enrolled in the first year of the course in 2021/2022, as stated in teaching plan.

Students whose mother tongue is other than Italian must have a good knowledge of the Italian language, at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Erasmus or exchange students must contact the professor before the beginning of the course.


To accompany the work on the e-learning platform:

D. Corno, Scrivere e comunicare, Milano, Milano, Pearson, 2019 (nuova edizione).

Further recommended readings:

R. Gualdo, L. Raffaelli, S. Telve, Scrivere all'università, Roma, Carocci, 2014.

B. Mortara Garavelli, Prontuario di punteggiatura, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2003.

G. Patota, Prontuario di grammatica, Roma-Bari, Laterza, 2017.


Teaching methods

Lectures, individual exercises, workshops, in a computer lab.

Assessment methods

To obtain their ‘idoneità’, students must complete the reading / text production path available on the e-learning platform of the course. There are two different paths: for attending students and for non-attending students.

The minimum attendance required is eight lessons out of the ten being scheduled.

Teaching tools

Reference materials can be found on the e-learning platform.

Office hours

See the website of Fabio Atzori