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City, University of London, In London (+1 locations)
30 weeks
Next course start
October 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
30 weeks
Next course start
October 2024 (+2 start dates)
Course delivery
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

Italian Intermediate (Full Syllabus)

Speak Italian with authenticity and flair with our year-long intermediate level course, starting in October.

Our intermediate syllabus will give you the skills to move beyond everyday conversation to communicate and connect with Italian speakers on a deeper level. We’ll teach you the grammar and vocabulary to share anecdotes about yourself and your family, as well as discuss future activities.

You’ll continue to develop skills using the past tense, acquiring more detail and sophistication in your sentence structures.

You’ll learn about contemporary Italian culture using literary texts, newspaper articles, music and film to gain an insight into current affairs.

On completion of the year, you’ll have reached CEFR B1 level of learning.

Upcoming start dates

Choose between 2 start dates

October 2024

  • Classroom
  • London

October 2024

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

Suitability - Who should attend?

Ideal if you have completed our lower intermediate syllabus or have studied formally elsewhere for 120 hours. You may have a good or recent GCSE or be confident speaking at CEFR A2 level.


It is the right level if one of the following applies:

  • you can communicate at A2 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages
  • you have completed our full Italian lower intermediate syllabus, or equivalent course elsewhere
  • you have studied formally for 120 hours
  • you have a good or recent GCSE.

You should already be able to:

  • express your wishes and desires
  • make polite requests
  • give advice
  • use the conditional tense
  • use the imperfetto and passato prossimo tenses on a simple level.

Not the level you were looking for? See what other Italian courses we run.

English requirements

You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course if you attend over 70 per cent of the classes. The course is not formally accredited.

Training Course Content

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • describe facts and people in the past
  • plan and make suggestions for holidays and outings
  • discuss cultural aspects of Italy
  • talk about your personal history, recall an event in the past
  • going out: invite people, accept and refuse an invitation
  • express joy or regret
  • express a desire and give advice
  • request, make suggestions and proposals
  • talk about your future holiday plans, future events.

Grammatical structures

  • consolidation of passato prossimo with avere and essere
  • consolidation of reflexive verbs in the past tense
  • further use of and practicing the imperfetto tense, and focus on the difference between imperfetto and passato prossimo
  • use direct and indirect object pronouns
  • learn and practice the use of gerundio
  • consolidation of the conditional tense
  • learn and practice the use of the future tense.

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