Faculty of Arts


Italian Language for Beginners 1


This first-year language course follows the guidelines set out by the European document “Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment” (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and seeks a balance between the communicative and structural elements of language learning. Its aim is to guide you to become aware of your personal learning style and strategies, and to support you in your independent learning while you are developing your individual linguistic system. The language acquisition process takes place and is reinforced through daily contact with the language and through the interactive computer component. The structures of the language emerge from the linguistic encounters in class, where language teaching is embedded in the sociocultural context of contemporary Italy. The multimedia component reinforces, tests and contextualises language learning done in the classroom and is regarded as an essential part of this course.

NB: enrolment is limited to 90 students in Semester 1 and 25 students in Semester 2, with admission on a first-come, first-enrolled basis.

Availability 2012

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Gabriella Brussino


  • T. Marin and S. Magnelli. The Italian Project 1a, Edilingua.
  • M.Dominici.  Dieci Racconti, Edilingua.

Recommended Reading

 Any Pocket Italian/English, English/Italian Dictionary


ITALIAN 106: 15.0 points


ITALIAN 166. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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