Skip to content

Italian A2

The A2 courses are addressed to learners with a basic knowledge of Italian. Participants have either completed the EUI A1 level  or sat an EUI placement test.

ItalianCourses

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 101 (+106) - Module 1

Italian 102 (+104) - Module 1&2

Italian 105 - Module 3

Italian 107 - Module 2

Italian 203 - Module 4

 

Italian 101 (+106)


Communication and grammar skills 

CEFR level A2 Module 1

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 72 hours from September to May

Time


Module 1 starts on 17 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Wednesday

15:00-16:30

Place & Instructor


Convento

Vygotsky Room

Mya Giungi

 

 

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

 Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

 

 The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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 102 (+104) 


Communication and grammar skills 

CEFR level A2 Module 1&2

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 64 hours from September to May

Time


Module 3 starts on 15 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Monday

15:00-16:30

Place & Instructor


Convento

Vygotsky Room

Valentina Martelli 

 

 

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

e...

The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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 105


Communication and grammar skills 

CEFR level A2 Module 3

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 64 hours from September to May

Time


Module 3 starts on 16 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Tuesday

15:00-16:30

Place & Instructor


Convento

Vygotsky Room

Serena Neri

 

 

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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.  

Italian 107


Communication and grammar skills 

CEFR level A2 Module 2

All EUI members

Length of course:

27 weeks, 60 hours from September to May

Time


Module 2 starts on 16 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Tuesday

16:30-18:00

Place & Instructor


Convento

Grice Room

Mya Giungi

 

 

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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 201


Communication and Grammar Skills

CEFR level A2 Module 4

All EUI members

Length of course: 27 weeks, 60 hours from September to May

Time


Course closed. See course 200 (+201) B1.1.

 

 

Place & Instructor


 

 

 

 

 

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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.  

Italian 203


Communication and Grammar skills 

CEFR level A2 Module 4

Bridging A2/B1

All EUI members

Length of course: 

24 weeks, 48 hours from October to May

Time


Module 4 starts on 18 April 2024

April-May: 9 hours

Thursday

16:30-18:00


 

Place & Instructor


Convento

Wittgenstein Room

Mya Giungi

Learning outcomes

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 country and town (food, architecture, lifestyles, arts, sport, etc.)
  • to understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency daily or job-related language
  • to participate in basic conversations about work, studies, leisure, etc.
  • to read, listen to and understand short simple texts (fiction, journalism and essays)
  • to write notes, messages and short stories/reviews

Course contents

Course materials are communicated by the teachers of the Italian Unit
 

The course includes work on the following

  • introduction to some grammatical structures at A2 level (imperfect, the future tense, the imperative, the simple conditional, stare +gerund, stare per + infinitive), the impersonal form si; object pronouns, relative pronouns, ne as a partitive, prepositions (2), conjunctions (2) etc.
  • expanding vocabulary through reading, listening, and speaking
  • Reading: short informative texts and notices on topics of personal, professional, and academic interest
  • Writing: short and 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
  • pair work
  • peer correction
  • individual writing

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. 

 

 

 

Page last updated on 10 April 2024

Go back to top of the page