Italian: Level Two (Standard)

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Mrs Anna Giuffria TW3 6.01


This is an elementary level course. Students should have previously learnt ...see description of "Communicative content" and "Structural Content" of Level 1 Standard (LN759). Students should: Demonstrate commitment to regular attendance, completion of homework, completion of the dossier and all assessments. Dedicate at least one hour per week for coursework in addition to classes. Admission onto the course upon completion of online level test and tutor's approval. This course may be suitable for re-starters.

Course content

Course Aim:

  • To develop the ability to use Italian effectively for purposes of practical communication and reading comprehension in familiar and social contexts.
  • To establish the skills, language and attitude required to promote and facilitate further study of Italian at an intermediate level.
  • To acquire the substantial information on Italy in relation to topics such as: economy, life style, education, jobs and history and social issues.
  • The course also aims to revise and consolidate all the basic structures before advancing to more difficult language structures.
  • Students will be encouraged to practiase productive skill, speaking and writing, and to improve receptive skills, reading and writing. Students will also start to study or analyse more authentic than artificial material. At the end of the course students should be able to interact with native speakers and be confident in the use of the language in daily life situations. Students should also acquire the required level to continue the study of the language at level 3.
  • To bring the students to level A2 of CEFR.

Communicative Content:

  • Talking about your daily life, hobbies and social life.
  • Asking and giving past and current information.
  • Giving a summary of a past holiday.
  • Talking about habitual actions in the past.
  • Express likes, dislikes and preferences.
  • Expressing opinion in simple context and making comparisons between people and things or events.
  • Describing feeling and object in the past.
  • Giving information about your education background.
  • Talking about ideal jobs.
  • Future plans.

Structural Content: Present tense of regular and irregular verbs. Past tense. Imperfect. Compound prepositions. Direct pronouns. Indirect pronouns. Simple future . Frequency adverbs. Comparatives and superlatives. Present conditional. Indefinites. ci & ne.


16 hours of classes in the MT. 22 hours of classes in the LT. 2 hours of classes in the ST.

This is a 40 hour-course. Please refer to the LSE timetable for course teaching arrangements.

Indicative reading


Libro dello studente ed esercizi



Continuous assessment (50%) in the MT and LT.
Oral examination (30%) and in class assessment (20%) in the LT.

Key facts

Department: Language Studies

Total students 2015/16: 12

Average class size 2015/16: 10

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