Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 204 (Level 8)

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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 your knowledge previously gained in the Italian 200 levels and to introduce more complex language structures in relation to participating in activities, making arrangements and interacting with others.


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

  • articulate the consequences of events and acts
  • indicate the advantages and disadvantages of a condition
  • express your emotions and feelings
  • make a complaint
  • discuss possibilities
  • ask questions indirectly
  • request and provide information about locales and places
  • ask for a confirmation of something.



  • Geography of places
  • Describing objects
  • Articulating the consequences of events and actions
  • Discussing and articulating the advantages and disadvantages of a condition
  • Expressing dissent or disapproval
  • Making complaints and language around complaining
  • Expressing emotions or feelings, ie hope
  • Providing an explanation for something
  • Asking questions indirectly
  • Requesting and providing information about locales and places
  • Requesting confirmation of something


  • Past conditional as a future in the past
  • Past conditional in the expression of unrealised desires and wishes
  • Pronominal particles ci and ne
  • Possessive pronouns
  • Imperfect subjunctive
  • Indirect speech
  • Indirect forms of questions

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 203 or who have completed 170 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 7-9 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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.

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