Each course is 1-month in duration and equivalent to a 4-credit semester language course.
Level Two courses accepts students who have attended the second-level beginner’s course (Level One A2) or students who have been placed in B1 as a result of the placement exam. Also students who have a CELI 1 (the internationally recognized certificate of Italian language proficiency issued by the Università per Stranieri) or an equivalent Italian Language Certificate issued by institutions similar to the Università, have direct access to Level 2.
Based on the results of the proficiency test, students will be placed into one of the following courses:
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I – 4 credits
(Università level B1.1)
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II – 4 credits
(Università level B1.2)
ITAL 203 Intermediate Italian III – 4 credits
(Università level B1.3)
Courses are based on the Common European Framework B1 (intermediate). All courses are taught entirely in Italian and online with the Università per Stranieri di Perugia supplemented by additional tutorial hours with your assigned ISI Abroad Professor.
The objective of the course is to create the conditions for you to begin, maintain, and conclude a short and simple conversation face-to-face or over the telephone, to easily understand simple, routine exchanges, to make yourself understood, and to swap ideas and information on familiar topics. Furthermore, you will be able to interact in situations that may arise while traveling around Italy, to describe experiences, dreams, and hopes, to briefly present reasons for and explanations of opinions, projects, and intentions.
Main Grammar Points Covered
General review of the main grammatical elements of level A2, in particular simple and articulated prepositions, reflexive verbs, regular and irregular passato prossimo, adverbs of time in the passato prossimo, modal verbs in the passato prossimo, “ci” particle, simple and compound future, possessive adjectives and pronouns. The following topics in depth: imperfect, use of imperfect and passato prossimo, trapassato prossimo, direct imperative, quello/bello, verbs volerci and metterci, direct pronouns, partitive pronoun “ne”, forms ce l’ho – ce n’è, indirect pronouns, combined pronouns, impersonal forms, conditional simple, conditional compound, questions, introduction to the present and past subjunctive, indirect imperative.
LIVE GRAMMAR AND WRITING SESSIONS SCHEDULE (Italy Time):
Monday to Friday: 3:00-3:50pm, 4:00-4:50pm
Optional Early local times
Monday to Fridays- 9:00am-9:50am, 10:00am-10:50am
SPEAKING/CONVERSATIONAL SCHEDULE (Italy Time):
Choice 1: Monday and Thursday: 17:00-17:50 and 18:00-18:50
Choice 2: Tuesday and Friday: 14:00-14:50 and 15:00-15:50
Optional Early local times for students
Choice3: Monday and Thursday: 11:00-11:50 and 12:00-12:50
Choice 4: Tuesday and Friday: 11:00-11:50 and 12:00-12:50
INDIVIDUALIZED TUTORING/GUIDANCE WITH UMBRA PROFESSOR
To be scheduled by Instructor and Student