The A1-A2 courses are addressed to learners who completed the A1 level but still need to become confident in the language competences required at the A2 level.
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.
Communication & grammar skills
All EUI members
This course is the continuation of October /December course A1+
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 simple texts
- 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
The course includes work on the following
- revision of the main structures of Italian grammar: verbs (past tenses); articles; time adverbs; prepositions
- Expanding vocabulary through reading and speaking
- Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest; texts that consist of general language and academic-related language (research topic, academic professions and positions)
- Writing: short and simple texts, fill in forms, simple requests and answers
- Listening: understand familiar everyday expressions, recognize concrete information in dialogues and announcements
- Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
Learning methods and activities
Activities in class include
- controlled grammatical exercises
- small groupwork
- role play
- 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.