Studying at the University of Verona

Here you can find information on the organisational aspects of the Programme, lecture timetables, learning activities and useful contact details for your time at the University, from enrolment to graduation.

A.A. 2017/2018

Academic calendar

The academic calendar shows the deadlines and scheduled events that are relevant to students, teaching and technical-administrative staff of the University. Public holidays and University closures are also indicated. The academic year normally begins on 1 October each year and ends on 30 September of the following year.

Academic calendar

Course calendar

The Academic Calendar sets out the degree programme lecture and exam timetables, as well as the relevant university closure dates..

Definition of lesson periods
Period From To
Sem. IA Sep 25, 2017 Oct 28, 2017
Sem. IB Nov 13, 2017 Dec 16, 2017
Sem. IIA Feb 26, 2018 Apr 7, 2018
Sem. IIB Apr 23, 2018 May 30, 2018
Exam sessions
Session From To
Sessione Invernale Jan 22, 2018 Feb 23, 2018
Sessione Estiva Jun 11, 2018 Jul 20, 2018
Sessione Autunnale Aug 20, 2018 Sep 21, 2018
Period From To
All Saints Day Nov 1, 2017 Nov 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception Dec 8, 2017 Dec 8, 2017
Christmas break Dec 22, 2017 Jan 7, 2018
Easter break Mar 30, 2018 Apr 3, 2018
Liberation Day Apr 25, 2018 Apr 25, 2018
Labour Day May 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
Patron Saint Day May 21, 2018 May 21, 2018
Republic Day Jun 2, 2018 Jun 2, 2018
Summer break Aug 13, 2018 Aug 18, 2018
Other Periods
Description Period From To
prima parte del primo semestre Lab. IA Oct 30, 2017 Nov 11, 2017
seconda parte del primo semestre Lab. IB Jan 8, 2018 Jan 20, 2018
prima parte del secondo semestre Lab. IIA Apr 9, 2018 Apr 21, 2018
seconda parte del secondo semestre Lab. IIB May 31, 2018 Jun 9, 2018

Exam calendar

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Exam calendar

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Academic staff

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Agosti Alberto +39 045802 8774

Bertinato Luciano +39 0458425168

Bianchi Edoardo +39 045 802 8108

Covolan Federico 0458425210

Gecchele Mario +39 045802 8651

Majorano Marinella 0458028372

Migliorati Lorenzo 045802 8135

Nitti Paolo

Picotti Michele

Pontrandolfo Stefania 045 802 8483

Prandi Luisa +39 045 802 8718

Study Plan

The Study Plan includes all modules, teaching and learning activities that each student will need to undertake during their time at the University. Please select your Study Plan based on your enrolment year.

Modules Credits TAF SSD
Between the years: 4°- 5°

Legend | Type of training activity (TTA)

TAF (Type of Educational Activity) All courses and activities are classified into different types of educational activities, indicated by a letter.

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Teaching code



Paolo Nitti


Paolo Nitti



Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)





Sem. IIA, Sem. IIB

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students are required:
- To know the processes and the techniques for literacy learning, particularly for pregraphy activities;
- To know the processes of composition of the linguistic texts and the parameters of classification of the textual typology;
- To be competent in comparison to the different theories of acquisition of the language and language education;
- To know the Italian language as its history, and uses;
- To know different levels of analysis and description of the language and its complexity: phonology, morphology, lexicon;
- Being able to develop the communicative competence inside the Primary School and the School of the infancy;
- To be competent concerning the didactics of the mother language, of the second language and the foreign languages, also considering the factors of diversity inside the classes.

At the end of the course students are required to know:
- To teach to express with effectiveness;
- To appraise and to develop the understanding of a spoken text or narrated;
- To face the didactic specificities required by the presence in the class of pupils of different linguistic matrix in comparison to that Italian;
- To plan lessons for the acquisition of the language;
- To know the normative features for the teaching of the Italian language and for the preservation of the languages of minority.

At the end of the course the students will have acquired:
• The ability to plan didactic interventions for the learning of the Italian language and for the linguistic education;
• The ability to appraise the linguistic competences of the own students.


The course is divided in two parts: descriptive linguistic elements and Italian language teaching as FL and SL.

The main fields are:
- Principles on Descriptive Linguistics;
- The scientific study of the language (manuals, dictionaries, repertoires, databases);
- The features of a language;
- Different forms of analysis: phonology, morphology, syntax, text, pragmatics, vocabulary;
- Sociolinguistic varieties;
- The Italian language between innovation and preservation;
- The Italian grammar;
- The violation of rules;
- Acquisition of language main theories;
- Italian language and Language Teaching;
- Language education for literacy.


Reference texts
Author Title Publishing house Year ISBN Notes
Paolo Nitti La grammatica nell'insegnamento dell'italiano per stranieri EAI 2017 9783639772951
Maria Grazia Lo Duca Lingua italiana ed educazione linguistica (Edizione 2) Carocci editore 2013 9788843068890
Giovanni Gobber e Moreno Morani Linguistica generale (Edizione 2) McGraw Hill 2014 9788838668548 (capp. 5,7,8,9,10,11); gli studenti e le studentesse non frequentanti dovranno studiare tutti i capitoli.
Maurizio Dardano Nuovo manualetto di linguistica italiana (Edizione 2) Zanichelli 2017 9788808220981 (capp. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11).
Luca Serianni Prima lezione di grammatica Editori Laterza 2006 9788842079194 Testo richiesto agli studenti e alle studentesse non frequentanti.

Examination Methods

The evaluation of the learning will be through activity of periodic assessment and through a written test that includes opened items of linguistic and language education and the critical analysis of a case study.
Attending students can participate to a group presentation and it will account 2 bonus points more.
Students who could not attend the course are given a specific bibliography.

Students are required to demonstrate:
- To know the principal theories of the linguistic acquisition;
- To be competent as it regards the elements of description of the Italian language and the languages;
- To correctly use the specialist lexicon of the linguistics and the language education;
- To know language educational approaches for ML and SL acquisition
The evaluation is expressed up to 30, the test is divided in two parts: open questions and exercises of transcription (25 pt) and analysis of a case study (6 pt), to which can be added the possible bonus of 2 pt for extra group activities.

Type D and Type F activities

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Gestione carriere

Linguistic training CLA

Student mentoring

Stage e Tirocini

Le attività di tirocinio indirette e dirette, per complessive 600 ore pari a 24 crediti formativi universitari, come stabilito dal D.M. 249/2010, hanno inizio nel secondo anno di corso e si svolgono secondo modalità tali da assicurare un aumento progressivo del numero dei relativi crediti formativi universitari fino all'ultimo anno.
La struttura generale del tirocinio prevede:
- II annualità 100 ore di tirocinio pari a 4 CFU
- III annualità 100 ore di tirocinio pari a 4 CFU
- IV annualità 175 ore di tirocinio pari a 7 CFU
- V annualità   225 ore di tirocinio pari a 9 CFU.
Il tirocinio è seguito da insegnanti tutor coordinatori e da tutor organizzatori distaccati, rispettivamente a tempo parziale e a tempo pieno, presso il CdS. Esso prevede attività che si sviluppano secondo modalità di partecipazione periferica e modalità di partecipazione attiva: tali attività dovranno essere, adeguatamente documentate da parte dello studente e saranno supervisionate dai tutor competenti.
La frequenza alle attività di tirocinio è obbligatoria.


Title Info File
pdf Regolamento 115 KB, 23/06/21 

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