Italian A1

Level A1 is equal to beginners

An Italian A1 course consists of ten weekly sessions of 2,5 hours each. The final exam takes place after the course on a predetermined date (see schedule below). One course level will have
been covered by the end of this course.

What’s the content of Italian A1?

During this course you will learn the basics of the Italian language, with emphasis on speaking and listening skills in an everyday context. Topics that are covered include:

  • asking and giving personal details (nationality, profession, languages & spare time);
  • greetings and farewells;
  • counting until 100;
  • spelling;
  • apply the learned grammatical knowledge (including articles, presente e passato prossimo indicativo of regular and irregular verbs);
  • vocabulary);
  • (near native) pronunciation.

In addition to the above, you will be able to understand and write simple texts. You will also have a small vocabulary, with which you can formulate simple sentence structures for common and everyday situations. The final level of the course is A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). 

What is the course schedule for period 1: September - December 2017?

The Language & Training Centre offers Italian courses, three times a year. 

Our course periods are:

  • Period 1: October - December
  • Period 2: January - March
  • Period 3: April - June

The enrolment deadline for the course(s) mentioned below is Wednesday 13 September, 13.00 hours. 


Course day & time


Exam date

Italian A1

26/9/2017 - 28/11/2017
17.30-20.00 hours 

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Woudestein

Thursday 19 June 2017
17.30 hours 


What is the course fee for Italian A1?

Rate 1: students & employees 

Rate 2: others 

€ 279,-€ 379,-

 Which rate is applicable to you? Read on.

Good to know

  • This course is accessible for participants with an academic background (HBO/WO).
  • English is the language of support during classes. However, the language of instruction is Italian and will be commonly used.
  • The course material costs approximately € 30, - and is not included in the course fee. You will receive a confirmation letter with further details when the course starts.
  • Course participants are expected to spend approximately three hours a week on course preparation and self-study.
  • Our groups are small: the minimum number of participants is 10, the maximum is 16. Please note that the LTC reserves the right to cancel this course if the required minimum
    number of participants is not reached.
  • Attendance is not compulsory, but advisable. Please note that the last class consists of an oral test and a listening test. In order to pass the course, you should be present on that
    particular day.
  • A final written exam is part of this course.
  • A certificate is awarded to participants who achieve a total score of 5.5 or higher.
  • Read our requirements and general terms and conditions carefully before registering.

How to register

This course is for beginners only. You need to apply and pay for the Italian A1 course via our webshop. If rate 2 (others) is applicable to you, please choose rate 2 during your purchase.

Payment is possible via iDeal. In the case where you don’t have iDeal or where your employer is paying, please use the enrolment form to register. If you wish to receive an invoice for your employer, please mark this option on your enrolment form. N.B. After receiving your payment via our webshop, an invoice cannot be given.