Exchange ideas, present and give your opinion on songs and history texts (from A2/B1)

La musica: filo conduttore di un corso d’italiano

>Una dozzina di canzoni d’autore sono presentate nel loro contesto storico. L’ascolto e l’analisi dei testi offrono un’opportunità per migliorare la comprensione, per presentare esperienze personali e scambiare opinioni.

Music: the backbone of an Italian language course

>12 Italian songs are studied in their historical context. Listening to and analysing the lyrics allow participants to improve their comprehension skills, to describe personal experiences and to exchange opinions.

Why music? Because it is a universal language, and an authentic source of language which is motivating and fun. Music provides fertile ground for intercultural and plurilingual activities, and allows you to practise your language skills in a dynamic group atmosphere.


Learning outcomes

  • Take part in a conversation and exchange opinions and points of view during a discussion
  • Prepare and give a simple presentation on a familiar topic
  • Understand the gist of a song or an extended discussion on a familiar topic
  • Read and/or listen to a document to identify the required information. Gather information from different parts of a document/documents to accomplish a specific task
  • Write a simple, coherent text on different topics and express personal opinions and ideas


Practical information

Pre-registration dates and deadlines   All information
Level required From A2/B1 Level descriptor
Structure of the module
(per week)
> Group 2 periods
  > Multimedia Centre (EMA)* 1 period
Timetable Fixed according to the availability of the participants All information
Fees Language Center courses are only for members of the UNIL community (with a few exceptions) All information

*When indicated, the multimedia space for independent learning (EMA) is an integrated part of the course. It can be “online registration” or “free access” (details)

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