General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Italian for Beginners I
Language Italian/English
Module lecturer mgr Magdalena Jeżewska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position lecturer
Faculty Foreign Languages Teaching Centre
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 60



11.30-13.00 (First Group),

13.15-14.45 (Second Group)

Collegium Heliodori Święcicki, Grunwaldzka 6 street.

Module aim (aims)

- developing the four basic language skills - speaking, reading, writing and listening,

- mastering a range of vocabulary, phrases and structures of Italian at beginner level,

- acquiring the ability to understand simple written and listened texts on general topics,

- acquiring the intercultural knowledge necessary to establish and maintain communication with users of the target language, appropriate to their level of proficiency,

- familiarisation with the fundamental values of the culture of Italy,

- developing an awareness of continuous improvement of language skills,

- acquiring the ability to use teaching aids and information technology proficiently to develop language skills

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

The course is for students who have no prior knowledge of Italian (true beginners), who are interested in discovering Italian language and culture and who want to communicate without problems in the most basic situations of everyday life.


Week 1: Rules of reading and writing. Alphabet, spelling.

Week 2: Nouns, adjectives, genus and number. Nationalities.

Week 3: Introducing yourself. Forms of the genitive.

Week 4: Verbs to be, to have, to feel. Basic questions.

Week 5: Ways of greeting and saying goodbye. Talking about well-being

Week 6: Present tense. Regular variation. Polite form.

Week 7: Description of the person: appearance and character

Week 8: Basic information about Italy

Week 9: Free time and hobbies. Irregular verbs

Week 10: Inviting, accepting, refusing. Hours

Week 11: Prepositions and usage.

Week 13: Italians' free time.

Week 14: Revision.

Week 15: Evaluation Test.

Reading list

1.T. Marin, s. Magnelli, Nuovo Progetto Italiano A1/A2, Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana, Edilingua 2006;

  1. M. La Grassa, L’italiano all’università A1/A2, Corso di lingua per studenti stranieri, Edilingua 2011;
  1. F. Colombo, C. Faraci, P. De Luca, Arrivederci! A1, Corso multimediale di italiano per stranieri, Edilingua 2011;