Italian Language and Culture I - CL

General Objectives of the Course

This course is intended for actual beginners who wish to start studying Italian. The course corresponds to level A1 of Common European Framework of Languages.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Mode of Study

Face to face

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The evaluation will preferably be continuous.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

Students will develop skills in comprehension, production and linguistic interaction in Italian consistent with a beginner’s level, corresponding to A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. According to the self-assessment grid of European level:
Listening: I can understand familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly
Reading: I can understand familiar names. Words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
Spoken interaction: I can interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I’m trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics
Spoken production: I can write a short simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address in a hotel registration form.

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements

As a rule, continuous assessment is the preferential regime to assess our students’ knowledge which requires 75% attendance and completion of two assessment tests. Other elements such as class participation, homework and tasks performed throughout the course, are also taken into account for evaluation. At the end of each level, students can request the corresponding certificate, if the course has been successfully completed.

Study Programme

Italian Language and Culture I

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 81 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 3.0


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