Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 501 (Level 17)

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Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)


This course aims to consolidate and develop knowledge previously gained at all levels of Italian instruction, and work towards developing fluency in the use of Italian language (at the C1 level).


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

  • relate to ideas and concepts expressed in Italian across a spectrum of settings when expressed in an explicit way
  • participate in active guided discussions on various topics including current affairs
  • express your opinion/s about aspects of Italian culture such as specifically chosen pieces of film, less difficult literature and Italian music.


This course provides focal points for engagement and discussion which include:

  • Italian culture (small extracts of film, specially selected literature and music)
  • Italian society
  • current affairs topics.

Short film clips, less difficult passages from literature, newspaper or magazine stories, blogs etc, provide the opportunity for engagement in a highly interactive environment. These will be explained, repeated and examined to aid in comprehension with guided discussion in Italian.

Preparation of written work and its presentation is also part of your expected participation. Grammar will be revised as needed.

Intended audience

Suitable for C1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 404 or those who have completed 395 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.

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Please note

Selected Language 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.