Italian 1+2 Intensive Summer Course

practical information

no. of lessons: 15 sessions of 3 hours
preparation: appr. 2 hours per session
language of instruction Italian/English/Dutch
ECTS: The course load is 112 hours. On request a Course load declaration form can be issued. The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits.
start courses: course starts in August

Course Fees

Course Programme and Enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. 

                           current programme - lesson times - enrolment

target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University. The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education. Knowledge of the Italian language is not required for enrolment in this course. It is a beginners course.

Course Material

- Nuovo Rete! A1. Corso multimediale di italiano per stranieri. (tekstboek) Mezzadri, Marco, e.a. ISBN:9788855702447

You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. The books are available at most good bookstores


The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

skills starting level target level
listening 0 A1.2
reading 0 A1.2
speaking production 0 A1.2
speaking interaction 0 A1.2
writing 0 A1.2

Click on the skills for further clarification.

Course Description

All basic skills are covered: speaking, listening, writing and reading. You will learn approximately 1500 high frequency words with the help of reading and listening texts. The course also makes use of additional materials, including videos. In the lessons you will practice conversation on the basis of these texts. Course participants are expected to prepare the lessons at home. Per lesson you should count on a preparation time of approximately two hours. You will also learn to apply basic grammar.
Once you have completed the course you will be able to converse on various topics of a personal and cultural nature, to read simple articles, to deal with situations occurring while travelling, and to hold a short presentation about your study or work.
You will reach level A1.2 (livello intermedio) according to the Common European Framework.
The course is completed with a written test. If you attend 80% of the lessons and successfully complete the final test you will be awarded a certificate.

Last Modified: 25-10-2017