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Italian A2

The A2 courses are addressed to learners with a basic knowledge of Italian. Participants have either completed the EUI A1 level  or sat an EUI placement test.


EUI language courses are free for EUI PhD and LL.M. researchers, but most other EUI members have to pay a nominal fee. To check course fees click on total hours.





Italian 108

Communication and grammar skills


Continuation of courses 108 +109

Time & Place

11 Jan -  15 March

Monday  9.30 - 11.00

15 hours  



 Annarita Zacchi



Italian A2

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to interact in areas of immediate personal relevance

  • to ask for and give information on everyday topics and their own field of research

  • to talk about various aspects of their home country and  town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)

  • to read informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest; texts that consist of general language and academic-related language (fields of research, academic professions and positions)

  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.

  • to read short texts (fiction, journalism and essays)

  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents
 Course materials will be specified by the teacher

The course includes work on the following

    • revision of the main structures of Italian grammar: verbs (past tenses); articles; time adverbs; prepositions

    • introduction of structures of Italian grammar and syntax: verbs (future and conditional); pronouns

    • Italian life and culture

    • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

    • expanding the vocabulary through reading and speaking


Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork

  • pairwork

  • role play

  • readings

  • peer correction

  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A2- level and the teaching methodologies. The specific syllabus for each course covers part of this content according to the number of hours and the needs of the participants.


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