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Italian September B1

ItalianCoursesThe B1 course is addressed to learners with previous knowledge of Italian who completed the A2 level during the last academic year or who were assigned to the B1 level after the placement test.

How this course works

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


Activities in class include

  • controlled grammatical exercises
  • small groupwork
  • pairwork
  • role play
  • readings
  • peer correction
  • independent writing
Course materials are communicated by the Italian Unit.

What you will learn

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


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.


First year researchers have been assigned to a specific course.

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.


Pre-sessional courses: September

Only on the 2nd September the Italian courses take place in Seminar Room 4 ,Badia

Italian 201

Communication & grammar skills

CEFR level: B1/B2

All EUI members except for 1st year researchers

Time & Place

2 September-27 September

Four weeks / 40 hours

  • Monday    13.15-16.00
  • Tuesday   13.15-16.00
  • Thursday  13.15-16.00
  • Friday       13.15-16.00

Convento, Grice Room


G. Pieraccioni



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