Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 201 (Level 5)

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Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


This course aims to consolidate and develop knowledge previously gained at 100 level and introduce more complex language structures.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • make suggestions for going to an event or activity
  • book tickets for various events
  • give instructions on how to...
  • use conjunctions to put together a number of sentences into a basic narrative
  • use the subjunctive to express one’s opinion.



  • interacting with others through making suggestions for going to an event or activity
  • booking tickets
  • asking for information about something, including while shopping or travelling
  • giving instructions on various activities, how to stay healthy, how to play sport
  • telling stories
  • expressing desires and necessities
  • expressing disappointment
  • putting forward points or view, for and against
  • comparing.


  • verbs: farcela, andarsene, sapere
  • use of direct object pronouns with past participles
  • use of adverbs: già/non. . . ancora
  • position of pronouns with the infinitive
  • relative pronouns: che and cui
  • further development of the use of passato prossimo and imperfetto tenses
  • formal imperative
  • conjunctions: però, quindi, perché, mentre, quando
  • intorduction to subjunctive (congiuntivo presente).

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops using a communicative approach whereby you are encouraged to use the language through group work and pair work, as well as being exposed to the language through guided video and audio work followed by discussion and practice. Each session focuses on one or more language topics/grammatical points and is conducted in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text.


Nuovo Espresso 2 – Libro dello studente – Textbook + DVD ROM by Maria Balì and Giovanna Rizzo, ISBN: 9788861823204.

Lessons 4, 5, 9 and 10

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.