This teaching source was used in advanced level Finnish language course for Foreign Languages and Literatures students. The teaching source was used in the following two ways:
1) regularly, throughout the academic year: once a week the last part of a language practice lesson was dedicated to listening to the news in simplified Finnish (Yle Uutiset selkosuomeksi);
2) during a specific lesson, with the aim of increasing and practicing the vocabulary of a specific semantic area (nature) and to enhance listening skills.
The result of the first work mode was the creation of a glossary relating to "current affairs terminology" (current issues), with particular reference to the lexicon linked to the Covid 19 pandemic. The second work mode focused on a video dedicated to the oldest tree in Finland; the students were assigned the task of extrapolating, with the aid of subtitles, 10 new words relating to the lexicon of nature and identifying 5 keywords of the topic covered in the video. The students discussed the extrapolated new words, after which, starting from each single word, an in-depth work was carried out on the semantic area relating to the word itself, reflecting at the same time on the different possibilities of translation into Italian, which made fruitful activity also from the point of view of translation studies. In addition, the students were assigned the task of writing a text on the topic of nature, based on the 5 keywords identified. The activities as a whole proved to be quite stimulating for the students; the material used, constituting an excellent starting point for an in-depth study of a semantic nature and offering the starting point for an immediate practical use of the new words learned, proved to be particularly useful in learning the vocabulary. Finally, the teacher selected some videos on specific thematic and semantic areas to be offered to students for self-study, based on the interests of the individual students themselves.