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Italian September B1


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Italian 300

Communication & grammar skills 


All EUI members

Time & Place

3-29 September


24 hours

  • Monday, Tuesday 16.00-17.30
  • Thursday, Friday 16.00-17.30



Annarita Zacchi


Italian B1

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters
  • to understand  texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday and academic-related language.
  • to understand the main content of newspaper articles.
  • to participate in conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life
  • to give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans
  • to narrate a story or relate a plot of a book or film and describe reactions
  • to write simple corrected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest /to write personal letters

Course contents


Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit.


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; comparative and superlative constructions
  • 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
  • independent writing
This description refers to the general content of the B1 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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