University of Florence organises a new course on intercomprehension between Romance languages

15/02/2021 | Florence

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 will be free and some places are reserved for any person belonging to the universities of the EUniWell alliance. There are still a few places left!

It is important to have a good knowledge of at least one Romance language. The course (20 hours) will be given mainly in Italian and French and begins in March, every Friday morning.

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