La diffusione dell'italiano nel mondo è veicolata da canzone, cinema, teatro, opera lirica, gastronomia, design che diffondono anche per la lingua un'immagine legata alle eccellenze italiane. Questo corso ti guiderà nella comprensione della lingua italiana, nel suo evolversi nell'uso quotidiano ed in rapporto alle diverse funzioni cui è destinata.
Il fascino dell'italiano è di lunga durata, visto che nel tempo ha avuto ampia circolazione nel Mediterraneo e in Europa, grazie ai mercanti, ai banchieri, agli artisti e a letterati di primo piano (Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio). Il corso presenta quindi diversi aspetti della "fortuna" dell'italiano nel mondo di oggi e offre uno sguardo in prospettiva storica sulle radici dell'italiano e sulle sue vicende come lingua di comunicazione e di cultura. Attraverso esempi e riferimenti ai diversi stili della comunicazione verbale, potrai testare la tua competenza linguistica e comprendere la variazione tra lingua parlata e lingua scritta e le diverse modalità comunicative.
Italian language in the world
The Italian language has spread around the world thanks to songs, cinema, theatre, opera, food and design, which means that the language itself is associated with the best of Italian production.
This language course helps you understand the Italian language, and the way it has evolved in everyday speech, and in its other uses and functions. The Italian language has a long and fascinating history, as it was widely used in the Mediterranean and Europe by merchants and bankers, and leading artists and writers (Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio).
This course looks at diverse aspects of Italian in today’s world, and offers a historical perspective on its roots and its role as a language of communication and culture. Examples and references to diverse verbal communication styles enable you to test out your own linguistic competence and understand the differences between spoken and written language and forms of communication.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.
A very thorough and interesting course for any Italian language and culture fan. Professor De Blasi presents the contents in an engaging way combining a historical perspective and insights about current issues. An ideal course to consolidate your Italian skills at an advanced level.
Interessante. Efficace. Immediato. Coinvolgente. Materiali di supporto utili. Tempi adeguati. Possibilità di seguire su differenti device. Possibilità di navigazione libera tra i contributi proposti. Bibliografia di corredo
A truly complete, detailed and enriching course for the Italian language. Also, the look at today's Italian is very useful to understand where our language is going. Excellent explanation of the professor. Thank you!
Very interesting for those who desire to know about the birth of the Italian language and its development, starting from the first medieval documents to the present, trying to imagine its future and perspectives.
Besides clearing up several widely-held misconceptions of Italian language and culture, this course introduced me to lots of interesting new facts and lead my learning in many new directions. Very worthwhile.
A very good course. Eccelent materials, interesting excercises, comprensable texts and Audios. I like the grammar Summary at the end of each chapter. I recommend It to everyone who wants to study Italian.
I found this MOOC particularly relevant to anyone interested in understanding the Italian history and culture, following the evolutionary lines of Latín and the most extended dialects to form modern Italian.