The courses in Italian, offered by the Language Centre are designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
Our courses are guided mostly by communicative approach principles and are based on practical activities linked to everyday life, which require the use of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Particular emphasis is placed on interactive communication, focusing on language use in real situations. The general objectives of the courses are to enable students to communicate at different levels in a variety of contexts. Audio-visual and online materials are used during the courses to encourage students to practice the structures and topics learned in the classroom, and to promote self-learning and self-evaluation.

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The course is bench-marked according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). The learning objectives of this A1.1 level course are for students to be able to produce and understand basic Italian, oral and written, for the satisfaction of personal needs and interests, for offering and soliciting information and interacting in a simple way with Italians or during a visit in Italy. This goal will be achieved with reading and listening comprehension activities, oral interaction, games, authentic (when possible) audio and video material. The teaching/learning process is based mostly to the communicative approach.

Prerequisite: LAN 075 or equivalent.

Based on the A1.2 level as defined by CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), the learning objectives of this course include students’ understanding of a variety of written and oral texts and the use of simple syntactic structures to express themselves both in written and spoken Italian. A range of different situations will be given requiring both the exchange of everyday information and expressions. The teaching/learning process is communicative and based on practical activities involving the use of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Prerequisite: LAN 076 or equivalent.

The Learning objectives of the Intermediate Level 1 course, are in accordance with A2 level as defined by CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), are for students to be able to understand oral and written Italian and to speak and write it with some degree of fluency, using basic grammatical and lexical structures in a variety of communicative situations. The course will focus in the four language skills through reading and listening comprehension activities, oral interaction, authentic audio and video material. The course is structured according mostly to the principles of the communicative approach.

Prerequisite: LAN 077 or equivalent.

The syllabus is structured according to the CEFR and to the principles of the communicative approach. At the end of the course students will be well on their way to the B1 (Threshold) level. They will be able to understand in general a variety of written and oral texts and to express themselves in written and spoken Italian using more complex syntactic structures. A range of different situations will be given for demanding both the exchange of everyday information and the expressions of personal viewpoints on topics previously discussed during the course. In this Intermediate level II more aspects about Italian culture are introduced.

(It is offered only during the Summer Semester)

This Intensive course combines the LAN 075 and LAN 076 Beginners I & II. It is based on the A1 level as defined by CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), the learning objectives of this course include students’ understanding of a variety of written and oral texts and the use of simple syntactic structures to express themselves both in written and spoken Italian. A range of different situations will be given requiring both the exchange of everyday information and expressions. The teaching/learning process is communicative and based on practical activities involving the use of the four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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Language Centre – University of Cyprus
1 Panepistimiou Ave. 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

lcentre@ucy.ac.cy
+357 22 89 2901