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Centro Linguistico di Ateneo

Intercomprehension

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

 

CLA offers courses on Intercomprehension since a.y. 2020/2021 that have inspired the Well-beIntercomprehension project born in the context of the EUniwell consortium, the network of european Universities with the mission of improving the well-being of citizens through research and training activities and institutional commitment.

Dedicated site for the Well-beIntercomprehension project: www.europaic.eu

 

 

In the first semester 2022/2023 CLA offers a Course on Intercomprehension between romance languages and a Course on Intercomprehension between Germanic languages. Both courses give the right to obtain open badges.

 

  • Course on Intercomprehension between romance languages 

 

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.
Teacher of the course: Dr Hugues Sheeren (French), with the collaboration of Dr Monica Molina (Spanish and Catalan) 

 The course is 30 hours long with 10 lessons of 3 hours per week, plus homework:  

  • from 14/10/2022 to 23/12/2022
  • Friday, from 10.30 to 13.30 - Online
 

The course is free for EUniwell partners already accepted in the mobility program: enrolment here

Places in the course are limited, but if the course is full it is possible to be put on a waiting list.

 

 

  • Course on Intercomprehension between Germanic languages

 

Intercomprehension (IC) means being able to read texts in other languages of your same language family (in this case, Germanic) and to have a multilingual conversation between speakers of different languages, where each interlocutor speaks their own Germanic tongue. In this course you will both learn IC interactive strategies and gain language competency in the 6 Germanic languages covered: English, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Dutch. The course’s main language is English (and German, depending on the language ability of the participants); its teachers are native English and German speakers. To take the course you should be able to communicate in English and, preferably, know a little of another Germanic language; also, please join if you are a native or proficient user of any Germanic tongue. We will also have guest IC specialists, who are native speakers in other Germanic languages, to do activities with the class,
Teachers of the course: Dr Jessica Thonn (English), Dr Petra Brunnhuber (German)

The course is 30 hours long with 10 lessons of 3 hours per week, plus homework:   

  • from 10/10/2022 to 19/12/2022
  • Monday, from 10 to 13 - Online
 

 

The course is free for EUniwell partners already accepted in the mobility program: enrolment here

Places in the course are limited, but if the course is full it is possible to be put on a waiting list.

 

 
last update: 28-Nov-2022
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