Italian 1

Academic year
Subject Area
Italian Linguage
Language of Instruction
Other Languages of Instruction
Mode of Delivery
ECTS Credits
1st Cycle Studies

Recommended Prerequisites

 This course is designed for absolute beginners, no previous knowledge of Italian is required. 

Teaching Methods

Use of selected written and oral authentic texts: newspaper articles, creative texts (stories, poetry, comics), radio or television broadcasting, audiovisual works (music, clips, videos, film clips). Dictations, Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking exercises, guidelines for a proper use of the dictionary.

Learning Outcomes

Acquisition of colloquial and lexical competences allowing  basic  interaction skills in personal, educational and public domains. Ability in performing elementary operations of analysis and transformation of linguistic structures at lexical and morpho-syntactic level. Introductory notions about Italian society and culture. 

Work Placement(s)



1. Pronunciation and orthography. Vowels and consonants; double consonants; interrogative, predicative and exclamative inflection.

2.Morpho-sinctactic structure. Nominal inflexion; gender and number in regular nouns,  qualifying adjectives, demonstrative  adjectives and pronouns; interrog. adjectives and pronouns; prepositions; personal pronouns – subject form; numerals; verb. inflexion (pr. tense and passato prossimo in the indicative mood, imperative and infinitive m., modal verbs); adv. of affirmation, adverbs of negation; adverbs of time, adverbs of place.  The simple sentence; the declarative  and the interrogative sentence introduced by pronouns and adjectives already known by students. The complex sentence: copulative and adversative coordination; subordination: causative, temporal and infinitive final clauses.

3. Lexicon and culture. Greetings;  personal information; free-time and social life, family, food and holidays in Italy.

4. Theme: Italy and Italians in the world  

Head Lecturer(s)

Alberto Sismondini

Assessment Methods

Final Assessment
Exam: 100.0%

Periodic Assessment
Synthesis work: 20.0%
Mini Tests: 80.0%


A-Manual/Tutorial book.

Mezzadri, M.; Pieraccione, G. (2015). Italiano. Plus. A1-A2. Torino: Bonacci.

B – Gramáticas /Grammars  Gramática da língua italiana  Patota, Giuseppe,  Grammatica di riferimento dell'Italiano contemporaneo,Novara, Garzanti, vv. ed.  Mea, Giuseppe , Gramática prática de Italiano para lusófonos, Porto: Porto Editora. 

C - Dicionários de Italiano -Português e de Português - Italiano / Bilingual dictionaries (Portuguese/Italian) Mea, G. 2014(r).  Dicionário de Italiano – Português, Dic. de Português – Italiano. Porto: Porto Editora. 

D1 - Dicionário monolíngue em rede  / Online monolingual dictionary Dicionário Sabatini/Colletti  <>   

D2 - Dicionário monolíngue em rede / Online monolingual dictionary  Dicionário Gabrielli  <>    

E - Guia em rede de verbos italianos / Italian verbs onlince resource