Italian Language and Culture Intermediate A


22nd June 2015
2 weeks



Università Cattolica   View map


Rome, Italy

You can have a simple conversation with people in Italian, but you want more. Develop your Italian language skills further in this course on (pre-)intermediate level. The course offers you the opportunity to learn the Italian language fast and well. The course aim is to reach level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

The course covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also become more familiar with Italian customs and manners. The following themes will be covered: health, describing people, work, education, and making a phone call.

Target audience

Students who already completed a course on Italian language on beginners’ level (A1). The course programme is offered in Italian, with occasionally some support in English.

Course aim

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • understand phrases and vocabulary related to areas of personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment);
  • catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements;
  • read very short, simple texts;
  • find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material;
  • understand short simple personal letters;
  • communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities;
  • handle very short social exchanges;
  • write short, simple notes and messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need;
  • write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something;
  • use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms family and other people, living conditions, educational background and present or most recent job;
  • write a series of simple phrases and sentences linked with simple connectors like „and”, „but“ and „because“.

Course fee

€895 (course + course materials + housing)
Course fee includes transport and entrance fees for all field trips that are part of the course programme.



Study load

12 hours of lectures per week; 12 hours of field trips per week (obligatory part of the course programme); appr. 30 hours of self study per week