Home » Services and Admin » Language Centre » Courses » Italian » Italian course descriptions

Italian course descriptions

 

In September the EUI Language Centre privileges beginners' courses in Italian to help newcomers integrate into Italian life. These courses continue in October. 
 

 

 

Convento looking along the classrooms

The EUI Language Centre at the Convento di San Domenico

Italian 101: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in basic communicative situations: to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, etc. 
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read short and simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)
  • to write simple notes and short messages

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

 

 

Italian 102: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in basic communicative situations: to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, etc. 
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read short and simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)
  • to write simple notes and short  messages

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

 

Italian 103: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in basic communicative situations: to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, etc. 
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read short and simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc)
  • to write simple notes and short  messages

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

 

Italian 104: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in basic communicative situations: to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, etc. 
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read short and simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc)
  • to write simple notes and short messages

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

 

 

 

Italian 105: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

20 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in basic communicative situations: to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, etc. 
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read short and simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc)
  • to write simple notes and short  messages

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

Italian 106: Communication & grammar skills for Spanish & Portuguese speakers


CEFR

A1/A2

Absolute beginners

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in simple communicative situations and routine tasks (to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, the reasons why they are in Italy etc.)
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand  texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language
  • to participate in conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life
  • 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

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

Italian 107: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A1/A2

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

Number of participants

Maximum 12

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines and interact in simple communicative situations and routine tasks (to introduce themselves, to talk about their interests, preferences, habits, the reasons why they are in Italy etc.)
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand  texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language
  • to participate in conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life
  • 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

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • living in Florence: places, markets, museums, parks and gardens, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • independent writing

Italian 108: Communication & grammar skills for Max Weber Fellows


CEFR

A1

Length of course

Four weeks

September - October

20 hours

Number of participants

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

 

  • to use the language of daily routines
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons why they are in Italy
  • to talk about  interests, preferences, and habits
  • to talk about various aspects of their home country and  town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)
  • 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 are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • interacting in Italian in everyday situations

Learning methods and activities

During the first weeks we work on introducing course participants to the language and customs of Italy. A particular emphasis is placed on the situations, both everyday and academic, in which members of the EUI community are likely to find themselves.

Activities in class include

  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • watching and commenting videos
  • independent writing

 

Italian 109: Communication & grammar skills for Max Weber Fellows


CEFR

A1/A2

Length of course

Four weeks

September

20 hours

Number of participants

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be able 

  • to use the language of daily routines
  • to give the most important information about what they do, the reasons why they are in Italy
  • to talk about  interests, preferences, and habits
  • to talk about various aspects of their home country and  town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read simple texts
  • to use strategies to find information in materials used in everyday communication (programmes, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)
  • 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 are communicated by the Italian Unit 
 

The course includes work on the following

  • basic structures of Italian grammar: verbs (present tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, time adverbs, main prepositions (time and place)
  • insights into Italian life and culture
  • interacting in Italian in everyday situations

Learning methods and activities

During the first weeks we work on introducing course participants to the language and customs of Italy. A particular emphasis is placed on the situations, both everyday and academic, in which members of the EUI community are likely to find themselves.

Activities in class include

  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • watching and commenting videos
  • independent writing

Italian 201: Communication & grammar skills


CEFR

A2/B1

Length of course

Four weeks

September

40 hours

.

Number of participants

Maximum 12

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

 

Italian 301: Comunicazione e grammatica 


CEFR

B1

Durata

Quattro settimane

Settembre

36 ore

Numero di partecipanti

Massimo 12

 

Obiettivi

 Al termine del corso, i/le partecipanti saranno in grado di :

  • comprendere i punti essenziali di messaggi chiari in lingua standard su argomenti familiari affrontati normalmente al lavoro, all’università, nel tempo libero ecc.
  • individuare informazioni specifiche all’interno di un testo
  • comprendere nell’essenziale i contenuti di articoli di giornale su argomenti noti e di attualità
  • descrivere esperienze e avvenimenti, sogni, speranze, ambizioni
  • esporre brevemente ragioni e dare spiegazioni su opinioni e progetti
  • partecipare a conversazioni su argomenti familiari, di interesse personale o riguardanti la vita quotidiana (per es. la famiglia, gli hobby, il lavoro, i viaggi e i fatti d'attualità)
  • narrare una storia e la trama di un libro o di un film e descrivere le impressioni
  • produrre testi semplici e coerenti su argomenti familiari o relativi all’ambito accademico
  • scrivere lettere personali descrivendo esperienze e impressioni

Contenuti

Il titolo del libro di testo sará comunicato dall'Italian Unit
 

 Il corso include

  • revisione delle strutture di base della grammatica italiana (verbi : passato, futuro, condizionale; preposizioni; pronomi)
  • introduzione di nuove strutture della grammatica e della sintassi (verbi: congiuntivo; struttura della frase; congiunzioni)
  • orientamento sui temi di attualità più significativi in relazione alla vita in Italia
  • principali informazioni su Firenze (le zone della città, i mercati, i musei, i luoghi di ritrovo, parchi e giardini …. )
  • introduzione al lessico specialistico delle discipline accademiche

Metodologie

Le attivitá in classe includono

  • roleplay
  • interazione e comunicazione in situazioni quotidiane e in quelle accademiche
  • lavoro in piccoli gruppi e in coppie
  • visione e commento di video e scene da film
  • lettura e commento di testi
  • correzione tra pari

Page last updated on 25 September 2019