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Italian A1

The A1 courses are addressed to absolute beginners or false beginners.

 

For more information about the enrolling and courses, see Enrolment and Course Fees

 

Italian courses start in September, October, or January. Each course is composed of 2 to 4 modules. 

Click on the course and module you are interested in for further information and to enrol. 

 

Italian 100A - Module 3 

Italian 110 - Module 1 

Italian 112 - Module 2

Italian 100A


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1 Module 3

All EUI members

Length of course:

24 weeks, 48 hours from October to May

Time 


Module 3 starts on 16 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Tuesday

13:30-15:00

 

 

Place & Instructor


Convento

Austin Room

Valentina Martelli

 

 

 

 

 

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 provide the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy, etc.
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read and understand short simple texts
  • to listen and understand short simple recorded texts
  • to write simple notes and short messages
  • to use strategies to find basic information in materials used in everyday
  • communication (programs, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • basic grammatical structures at A1 level: verbs (present and past tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, adverbs of time, main prepositions (time and place) and main pronouns
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Writing: short, simple texts, completing of forms, simple requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding familiar everyday expressions, recognizing concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
  • Insights into Italian life and culture

Learning Methods and Activities

Activities in class include

  • grammar exercises
  • exercises to expand the vocabulary
  • reading and listening exercises
  • phonetic exercises
  • conversation in small groups
  • role play
  • pairwork
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A1 level. The specific syllabus for each course will cover part of this content according to the length of the course and the needs of the participants.

Teacher's bio

Valentina Martelli has been teaching Italian as a second and as a foreign language since the beginning of her career. 

She has been teaching Italian at the Language Center since 2013 for A1 to B2 level courses.
After university she specialized in teaching Italian language thanks to a Master's degree at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and to preparatory courses in language teaching at the Universities of Parma, Siena and Rome.
She is the author of simplified texts aimed at studying school subjects in primary and secondary schools.
Her teaching approach puts students at the center of their language learning process.

 

 

 

Italian 104  


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1 Module 4

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 64 hours from September to May

Time


 Course closed. See course 102 (+104) A2 1&2.

 

Place & Instructor


 

 

 

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 provide the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy, etc.
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read and understand short simple texts
  • to listen and understand short simple recorded texts
  • to write simple notes and short messages
  • to use strategies to find basic information in materials used in everyday
  • communication (programs, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • basic grammatical structures at A1 level: verbs (present and past tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, adverbs of time, main prepositions (time and place) and main pronouns
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Writing: short, simple texts, completing of forms, simple requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding familiar everyday expressions, recognizing concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
  • Insights into Italian life and culture

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • grammar exercises
  • exercises to expand the vocabulary
  • reading and listening exercises
  • phonetic exercises
  • conversation in small groups
  • role play
  • pairwork
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A1 level. The specific syllabus for each course will cover part of this content according to the length of the course and the needs of the participants.

 Teacher's bio

Valentina Martelli has been teaching Italian as a second and as a foreign language since the beginning of her career. 

She has been teaching Italian at the Language Center since 2013 for A1 to B2 level courses.
After university she specialized in teaching Italian language thanks to a Master's degree at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and to preparatory courses in language teaching at the Universities of Parma, Siena and Rome.
She is the author of simplified texts aimed at studying school subjects in primary and secondary schools.
Her teaching approach puts students at the center of their language learning process.

Italian 106


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1 Module 3

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 60 hours from September to May

Time


Course closed. See course 101 (+106) A2.1.

Place & Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

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 provide the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy, etc.
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read and understand short simple texts
  • to listen and understand short simple recorded texts
  • to write simple notes and short messages
  • to use strategies to find basic information in materials used in everyday
  • communication (programs, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • basic grammatical structures at A1 level: verbs (present and past tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, adverbs of time, main prepositions (time and place) and main pronouns
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Writing: short, simple texts, completing of forms, simple requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding familiar everyday expressions, recognizing concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
  • Insights into Italian life and culture

Learning Methods and Activities

Activities in class include

  • grammar exercises
  • exercises to expand the vocabulary
  • reading and listening exercises
  • phonetic exercises
  • conversation in small groups
  • role play
  • pairwork
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A1 level. The specific syllabus for each course will cover part of this content according to the length of the course and the needs of the participants.

Teacher's bio

Mya Giungi has been teaching Italian as a Foreign Language since 2009, and at the EUI since 2017. She holds an examiner’s certificate for the CILS exam. She has taught Italian to immigrants and asylum seekers in both the private and public education sector. After being awarded a Master’s degree in Cooperation and Development by the University of Pavia, she coordinated a project for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bolivia. She decided to return to Italy to contribute to the integration of foreigners into Italian society through the essential and emancipatory instrument of language. 

Italian 110


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1 Module 1

All EUI members

Length of course:

6 weeks, 9 hours from April to May

Time


Module 1 starts on 16 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Tuesday

15:15-16:45

 

Place & Instructor


Convento

Austin Room

Valentina Martelli

 

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 provide the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy, etc.
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read and understand short simple texts
  • to listen and understand short simple recorded texts
  • to write simple notes and short messages
  • to use strategies to find basic information in materials used in everyday
  • communication (programs, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • basic grammatical structures at A1 level: verbs (present and past tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, adverbs of time, main prepositions (time and place) and main pronouns
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Writing: short, simple texts, completing of forms, simple requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding familiar everyday expressions, recognizing concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
  • Insights into Italian life and culture

Learning methods and activities

Activities in class include

  • grammar exercises
  • exercises to expand the vocabulary
  • reading and listening exercises
  • phonetic exercises
  • conversation in small groups
  • role play
  • pairwork
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A1 level. The specific syllabus for each course will cover part of this content according to the length of the course and the needs of the participants.

Teacher's bio

Valentina Martelli has been teaching Italian as a second and as a foreign language since the beginning of her career. 

She has been teaching Italian at the Language Center since 2013 for A1 to B2 level courses.
After university she specialized in teaching Italian language thanks to a Master's degree at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice and to preparatory courses in language teaching at the Universities of Parma, Siena and Rome.
She is the author of simplified texts aimed at studying school subjects in primary and secondary schools.
Her teaching approach puts students at the center of their language learning process.

Italian 112


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A1 Module 2 

Reserved PLF + all EUI members

Length of course:

12 weeks, 25 hours from February to May

Time


Module 2 starts on 19 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Friday

11:00-13:00

Place & Instructor


Convento

Austin Room

Serena Neri

 

 

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 provide the most important information about what they do, the reasons they are in Italy, etc.
  • to talk about various aspects of their country (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to read and understand short simple texts
  • to listen and understand short simple recorded texts
  • to write simple notes and short messages
  • to use strategies to find basic information in materials used in everyday
  • communication (programs, menus, timetables, advertising, etc.)

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following:

  • basic grammatical structures at A1 level: verbs (present and past tense), nouns and adjectives, articles, adverbs of time, main prepositions (time and place) and main pronouns
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal and professional interest
  • Writing: short, simple texts, completing of forms, simple requests and answers
  • Listening: understanding familiar everyday expressions, recognizing concrete information in dialogues and announcements
  • Speaking: introducing oneself, asking and answering questions on familiar topics, simple social conversations
  • Insights into Italian life and culture

Learning methods & activities

Activities in class include

  • grammar exercises
  • exercises to expand the vocabulary
  • reading and listening exercises
  • phonetic exercises
  • conversation in small groups
  • role play
  • pairwork
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

This description refers to the general content of the A1 level. The specific syllabus for each course will cover part of this content according to the length of the course and the needs of the participants.

Teacher's bio

Serena Neri has been teaching at the EUI since 2017. She earned her degree in Lingue e Lettarature Straniere from the University of Florence in 2006. After initially teaching in private schools, she began to teach Italian to immigrants, in order to help with their integration into Italian society. In 2010 she was awarded a Master’s degree in “Didattica e Promozione della Lingua Italiana a Stranieri” by the Universita Ca Foscari; her thesis, which focuses entirely on the prison of Sollicciano, is published on the University’s site. 

She holds an examiner’s certificate for the CILS exam, and works as an examiner at the Universita per Stranieri di Siena.  

 

Page last updated on 10 April 2024

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