Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 203 (Level 7)

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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 you have previously gained in the Italian level’s 201 and 202 (or equivalent), and introduce more complex language structures in relation to participating in activities, suggesting and expressing desires or ideas, and group discussion.


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

  • express surprise, relief, joy, curiosity and understanding
  • voice concern or doubt/your opinion
  • make comparisons
  • give explanations
  • describe an incident and report on what others have said.



  • Expressing surprise, relief, joy, curiosity and understanding, and the various accompanying expressions
  • Voicing doubt and opinion
  • Making comparisons
  • Describing various sports
  • Describing an incident


  • Comparative
  • Past perfect modal verb
  • Stare per + infinitive
  • Subjunctive present
  • Combined pronouns
  • Adjective bello
  • Trapassato prossimo

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 202, or who have completed 145 hours of recent tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops using a communicative approach where 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 A2-B1 Textbook & Online Multimedia by Bali & Ziglio.
(ISBN: 9788861825710)

This textbook is used for levels 202 to 302. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 4-6 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.

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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.

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