Italian Language Classes
Elementary Italian CEFR A1
ITL 3821 (2) (A1)
Elementary Italian I
A basic introduction to the Italian language for those with no previous experience, the course teaches essential vocabulary and grammar and develops students’ ability to communicate in an authentic linguistic context.
Basic Spoken Italian CEFR A1
This 10-week course provides students with basic vocabulary and phrases to cope with authentic everyday situations. It is designed for those students who prefer the communicative approach with less emphasis on language structure analysis.
Elementary Italian II CEFR A2
ITL 3842 (4) (A2)
Elementary Italian II
Designed for students who already have some knowledge of Italian, the course revises basic grammar and vocabulary before progressing to more complex structures and functions leading up to the next, Intermediate, level. Conversation is a central part of every lesson, with ample opportunity for student oral practice in understanding the spoken language through the use of authentic material. Classes are conducted mainly in Italian.
Prerequisites: One or two semesters of Italian and/or a pass at ITL 103 level, and/or min. 70/100 score on the diagnostic test.
Elementary Italian II CEFR A2
Designed for students who already have some knowledge of Italian, the course revises basic grammar and vocabulary in preparation for the next, Intermediate, level. Classes and student oral practice are conducted mainly in Italian .
One or two semesters of Italian and/or a pass at ITL 103 level, and/or min. 70/100 score on the diagnostic test.
Intermediate Italian I CEFR B1
ITL 4841 (4) (B1)
Intermediate Italian I
This course helps students to develop their ability to communicate effectively and accurately, using an expanded range of vocabulary. Conversation practice improves listening and interpretation skills for better understanding and response in authentic Italian context, such as talking about cultural elements in Italian society and express opinions. Reading and writing exercises improve skills in understanding prose and writing letters and messages with appropriate vocabulary.
Prerequisites: Two or three semesters of Italian and/or a pass at 108 level.
Intermediate Italian II CEFR B2
ITL 4842 (4) (B2)
Intermediate Italian II
This course builds upon the skills gained in intermediate level and develops them to enable students to understand and respond to quite complex lines of argument, both in oral and in written form. Students review complex grammar structures and practice exercises in reading, composition, phonetics, syntax, and style. Continued practice in conversation provides students with an increased capability to communicate competently in Italian.
Prerequisites: Three or four semesters of Italian and/or a pass at 207 level.
Advanced Italian CEFR B2-C1
ITL 5830 (3) (B2-C1)
This courses introduces students to advanced structures and vocabulary, which will enable them to interact with the Italian world at a sophisticated level. It enables them to understand lectures and complex lines of argument, including various attitudes and viewpoints, both in oral and in written form. They should become fluent and spontaneous in verbal interaction, and well able to present and sustain an argument, both orally and in evidenced-based writing
Prerequisites: Four/five semesters of Italian and/or a pass at ITL 208 level.