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Italian language course

From the very first group lesson an experienced teacher will help you to build your vocabulary and understand how the language works. You’ll use traditional learning methods as well as online learning tools, such as Google Classroom, blogs and social media. The course not only focuses on speaking and listening skills. Additional work on grammar, as well as reading and writing skills, will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in Italian at A1 level. Instructions will only be given in English if it's absolutely necessary.

After completing the fourth module, you’ll be able to communicate well in Italian, whether you are writing, speaking, presenting or debating.

Italian courses

For available times for the courses below, please see the course dates and the registration form. The registration form shows the currently available groups.

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Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Course 1: A1 (code: IT-1)
  • Course 2: A2 (code: IT-2)
  • Course 3: B1 (code: IT-3)
  • Course 4: B2 (code: IT-4)

Italian 1 (IT-1)

Italian 1 is for people with no prior knowledge of Italian. An intake is not necessary. Once you have finished this course, you will be able to:

  • greet people;
  • introduce yourself and others;
  • ask for personal information;
  • give personal information yourself;
  • discuss simple matters in past or the present tense;
  • place an order in a restaurant or a cafe;
  • inquire about travel, transportation, itinerary or prices;
  • indicate time, date, days and months of the year. 

Course material

  • Azzurro 1 (incl. audio CD) uitgeverij Intertaal. ISBN 978 90 5451 8495.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

A new round of courses starts in September. Registration opens end of June.

Certificate A1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Italian 2 (IT-2)

This course is for people with a basic knowledge of Italian and for people who have completed the level A1. An intake is necessary when you do not have an A1 certificate.

Once you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • talk about different places, situations or holidays;
  • describe people and emotions in the past;
  • compare and describe objects;
  • conduct a job interview;
  • give advice;
  • express taste and preferences;
  • discuss the human body, colours, forms, sizes and clothes;
  • ask questions about products and purchase products in a shop. 

Course material

  • Azzurro 1 (incl. audio CD) uitgeverij Intertaal. ISBN 978 90 5451 8495.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

NB In case there are not enough participants for the course it will be given online (IT online)

A new round of courses starts in September. Registration opens end of June.

Certificate A2: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Italian 3 (IT-3)

Registering for this course is only possible when you have passed the previous course or had an intake with one of our staff members.

You will learn how to:

  • lead a debate;
  • give presentations about a current topic;
  • discuss familiar topics;
  • express your feelings and your wishes;
  • share your opinion.
  • give advise and express your own needs;
  • use different tenses.

Course material

  •  Percorso Italia B1-B2 - Garzanti - ISBN 978-88-480-4042-6 available at the Study Store or via:

 amazon.de 
 amazon.it
 bonardi.nl

Please check if the ISBN number is the same!

Date:course is an online course. Please see IT online for more info.

Certificate B1: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

 

 

Italian 4 (IT-4)

To participate in this advanced B2 course an intake is required when you do not have a B1 certificate.  

Once you've completed this course, you will be able to:

  • express cause;

     

  • convey and explain your dissatisfaction;

    make complaints,

  • decline offers and express your own needs;

    argue, present and debate;

  • hypothesise and speculate;

     

  • purpose and effect;

    express wishes and consent;

  • make notes and summaries;

  • discuss topics such as climate, society, politics and culture.

Course material

  • Percorso Italia B1-B2 - Garzanti - ISBN 978-88-480-4042-6, available at the Study Store or via: 

 amazon.de
 amazon.it 
 bonardi.nl

Please check if the ISBN number is the same!

Date: This course is an online course . Please see IT online for more info.

Certificate B2: Upon completion of the course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

 

 

 

Registration and intake

You can register for a course by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

Would you like to meet us for an intake or receive more information? You can email us at languages-intake-IT to make an appointment, free of charge. The appointment will take place at the Maastricht University Language Centre (Sint Servaasklooster 32).

Book an intake well before the course is scheduled to begin. This process will make it easier to make the appointment, and more likely that there will still be an available spot in the module that’s right for you.

Costs per course

  • UM students € 295
  • UM staff and alumni € 360
  • All other participants € 460

Certificate and ECTS credits

After completing a module, you will receive a certificate and three ECTS credits. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 sessions, be present at the end exam and have satisfactory results. To obtain these credits included on your degree certificate, you must submit a request to your Board of Examiners. Whether these credits are granted depends on your faculty.