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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 materials as well as online learning tools, such as Google Classroom and social media. Although the content of the course especially focuses on speaking skills, additional work on reading, listening, writing, grammar will support you in the language learning process. Your teacher is a native speaker, and the group lessons will be conducted in Italian. 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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Costs per course

  • UM students: € 325 per module

  • UM staff, alumni and Zuyd Hogeschool students: € 395 per module

  • All other participants: € 510 per module

The costs are exclusive course materials.

Reference levels according to the CEFR:

  • Beginner: Italian A1 
  • Elementary: Italian A2 
  • Intermediate: Italian B1
  • Upper intermediate: Italian B2

Italian A1 (IT-A1)

Italian A1 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:

  • fill in forms;
  • ask for and give personal information;

  • ask about health conditions;

  • order at a bar, talk about taste and preferences;

  • describe habits and hobbies;

  • indicate time, day and frequency;

  • express possessions;

  • describe cities, identify location of buildings, ask and give touristic information;

  • talk about weather, days, months and seasons.

Course material

  • UNIVERSITALIA 2.0  LIVELLO A1-A2 ISBN 978-88-6182-578-9. 

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    book (con audio integrati),
     978-88-6182-405-8.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

NB It is also possible to follow this course as a blended learning course. For more information see IT web-based and interactive.

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

Italian A2 (IT-A2)

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 a recent A1 certificate.

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

  • talk about (Erasmus) experiences abroad;

  • write an advertisement and respond to an advertisement for renting a flat; describe a house;

  • give information over the phone about language courses and study abroad;

  • ask and give advice about clothing and style; describe and buy clothing;

  • speak and inquire about food and quantity;

  • express wishes and hypotheses;

  • describe situations, habits and emotions from the past;

  • describe yourself and others physically and personally;

  • talk about family members.

Course material

  • UNIVERSITALIA 2.0  LIVELLO A1-A2 ISBN 978-88-6182-578-9. 

    E

    book (con audio integrati),
     978-88-6182-405-8.

Date: The registration form shows the actual available groups.

NB It is also possible to follow this course as a blended learning course. For more information see IT web-based and interactive.

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

Italian B1 (IT-B1)

Please note, this course is a blended learning course. Please see IT web-based and interactive for more info.

 

 

 

Italian B2 (IT-B2)

Please note, this course is a blended learning course. Please see IT web-based and interactive for more info.

 

 

 

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 laura.capitani[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl  to make an appointment, free of charge. The appointment will take place at the Maastricht University Language Centre or online.

Book an intake well before the course is scheduled to begin. When you have the intake in time it is more likely that there will still be an available spot in the module that’s right for you.

Costs per course

  • UM students: € 325 per module

  • UM staff, alumni and Zuyd Hogeschool students: € 395 per module

  • All other participants: € 510 per module

Certificate and ECTS credits

After successfully completing a course, you will receive a certificate. To be eligible for a certificate, you must attend at least 12 of the 14 lessons, be present at the final exam and have satisfactory results. One course is worth 3 ECTS credits. Whether these credits are acknowledged depends on your faculty. Please consult with your faculty / home university if these credits will be accepted as part of your programme.