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Intercomprehension enables anyone to understand all the languages within a common family, thereby promoting equal exchange, where no one is at a linguistic disadvantage

The course on intercomprehension between Romance languages at University of Florence aims to develop participants’ skills in comprehending six tongues from the Romance language family (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish). Intercomprehension is a recent didactic approach but an ancestral way of communication: Interlocutors speak in their respective mother tongues and are enabled to understand the language of the other interlocutors by the technique of intercomprehsion, without using a lingua franca. Intercomprehension fosters diversity, multilingualism, respect of difference and well-being.

The course (30 hours) is offered in two editions:
in autumn 2021, on site in Florence, for University students and in spring 2022, in DAD, also open to students and staff on the move EUniwell.

It is important to have a good knowledge of at least one Romance language.


Next course:

  • from 04/03/2022 to 13/05/2022
  • Friday 10.30-13.30, Online

The course is free for EUniwell partners who are already accepted for mobility program: please sign up here

last update: 27-Jan-2022
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