Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 201 (Level 5)

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses online and in-person. Please check the delivery format of each class before enrolling.

Please note that course materials (excluding prescribed texts) are shared electronically within 48 hours of course commencement. Printing is not available.

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:

  • use adjectives to describe people, places and events
  • use the conditional to express desires and possibilities
  • arrange to meet a friend or colleague
  • identify some of the cultural aspects of living in Italy, and compare and contrast these aspects with those of other countries.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Describing people, places and events
  • Reading one’s horoscopes
  • Making, accepting and refusing an invitation
  • Living spaces
  • Expressing dreams, desires, wishes and possibilities
  • Giving advice
  • Living in Italy
  • Comparing the social habits and traditions of countries
  • Revision and expansion of first year material
  • Comparatives
  • Superlatives
  • Adverbs: molto and troppo
  • Verbs: present gerund, stare + gerund, present conditional, Imperative

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 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

NEW Italian Espresso – Beginner & Pre-Intermediate – Textbook + DVD by Butrini & Graziani.
(ISBN 978-88-6182-354-9)

This textbook is used for levels 101 to 201. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 13-15 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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

Suggested textbook supplier


Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

Selected 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.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

Italian Course 201 (Level 5)

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