IL0002 Italian Level 2

Academic Year 2014/15 First and Second Semester

Learning Objectives

This course is specially addressed to all students that already have a basic knowledge of Italian language.


Learning targets

They will be given the opportunity to revise and improve their Italian.

Achievement of level  B1 Level of the common European framework of reference: A.L.T.E.

To understand the main points of familiar matters school, leisure, etc.. To be able to deal with most situations which might arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken. To produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. To be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly explain the reasons for his opinions and plans.
To be able to interact with a level of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. To be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Course Content


  • At the beginning of the course there will be grammar revision
  • Indicative Present Perfect of the auxiliary verbs to be and to have, of regular and irregular verbs
  • The Indicative Imperfect tense and use with the Indicative Present Perfect
  • Personal pronouns indirect object
  • Personal pronouns object direct plus indirect
  • Present Conditional of the auxiliary verbs to be and to have, of regular and  irregular verbs
  • Past conditional of regular and  irregular verbs
  • Preposition simple and articulate ,prepositional locutions
  • Imperative
  • Indicative Present and the Indicative Present Perfect of  Reflective verbs


  • How to tell in the past
  • How to ask for something politely
  • How to give orders, advice, suggestions and directions
  • How to get there
  • How to express own  opinion
  • How to describe complexes situations
  • Models of formal and uninformed conversation 

The lexicon comprises approximately  800 words


During the lessons the students will be able to improve their communicative abilities and their vocabulary as well  about  different aspects of the Italian way of life .

Course Delivery

Students will be given the course material to use in class and for homework

The lessons are based on a communicative approach and on everyday life situations

the schemas and basic language structures will be highlighted so that students can acquire a basic knowledge and mastery of the English language.

Lessons will be held in Italian and only if necessary, the teacher will give explanations in English

Classes usually have a duration of two hours with a short break

Students are required to consult the website of the University "my" to know the schedule of classes and the number of classrooms

The course is mandatory frequency

Course Evaluation

Final vote Maximum 30 based on:

20% = rated maximum 6

Frequency = rated maximum 2

For participation = rated maximum 2

Intermediate Test = rated maximum 2 = 10 item, each error =-0.2

20% oral exam = rated maximum 6

Oral presentation with votes = 0-1-2-3-4-5-6

60% written examination = rated maximum 18 = 9 exercises (10 item for each exercise) every error =-0.2


You cannot consult dictionaries or other texts during exams

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