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Italian Higher Intermediate (L76)




This level is applied to a limited number of Language Centre courses as a bridge between Intermediate and Advanced 1. You will probably have completed over 200 hours of tuition or had some learning of the language in post-compulsory schooling at least AS level grades A & B or A2 level up to grade C or equivalent. While being able to express yourself reasonably well and quite accurately, some of the language spoken at native speaker speed still escapes you and feel the need for more intensive practice, both in speaking and in writing.

Main Objectives:

The course will improve your competence in an increasing range of factual, persuasive and expressive language tasks performed in a variety of contexts.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.


1 x 2 hour class per week plus some independent learning.


Course Texts

  • The Italian Project 2b, (Student's book, workbook and video activities) + CD-ROM + audio CD, T Marin and S Magnelli; Edilingua, ISBN: 978-88-9843-303-2

Course Description

This course will teach you to discuss ideas and express feelings and opinions on a variety of topics. You will take part in discussions and role plays and learn to understand and use more sophisticated expressions, colloquialisms, and grammar structures. While the lessons will provide intensive practice in speaking, listening and reading, you will be encouraged to write about the topics discussed in class.


Units 6 - 11 of The Italian Project 2b cover the following


  • esprimere opinioni nel presente;
  • esprimere opinioni nel passato;
  • dare consigli;
  • dare ordini e istruzioni;
  • chiedere e dare il permesso;
  • esprimere desideri e preferenze;
  • avanzare richieste;
  • esprimere preoccupazioni;
  • fare ipotesi;
  • approvare e disapprovare;
  • riportare una notizia di cronaca;
  • raccontare un’esperienza;
  • parlare delle proprie abitudini;
  • parlare dello stress;
  • parlare dell’opera e di gusti musicali;
  • parlare dell’impatto ambientale;
  • parlare delle nuove tecnologie;
  • parlare di arte;
  • parlare di problemi sociali;
  • parlare di libri.


  • congiuntivo presente;
  • congiuntivo passato;
  • congiuntivo imperfetto;
  • congiuntivo trapassato;
  • forme negative dell'imperativo;
  • imperativo con pronomi;
  • periodo ipotetico;
  • forma passiva;
  • si passivante;
  • discorso diretto e indiretto;
  • participio;
  • il gerundio;


  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.