Centro Linguistico di Ateneo
Courses - Italian
Students who took the Italian Language Placement test can attend the courses. The test can be reached through the PoliTo Student page or through Apply@PoliTo.
The Italian Language courses offered are as follows: 

  • Lingua Italiana I Livello (Italian Language First Level)
  • Lingua Italiana II Livello (Italian Language Second Level)
  • Lingua Italiana III Livello (Italian Language Third Level)
  • Lingua Italiana IV Livello (Italian Language Fourth Level)
 Please check your course timetable at this link:
Please write “Italian” in the text box “Course” and search for the classroom of the course you have chosen to attend. Please follow the alphabetical order by your family name’s initials. 

Textbook: Luciana Ziglio, Giovanna Rizzo - Nuovo Espresso 1 (Libro) - Alma Edizioni - ISBN: 9788861823181
At the end of the course learners acquire an A1 level (CEFR). They can understand and use familiar expressions of everyday use and common phrases to satisfy practical needs. Learners know how to present themselves and others and are able to ask questions about personal information and answer similar questions (the place where they live, the people they know, the things they own). Students learn to interact in a simple way as long as the other speaker speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to cooperate.
Textbook: Maria Balì, Giovanna Rizzo - Nuovo Espresso 2 (Libro) - Alma Edizioni - ISBN: 9788861823211
At the end of the course learners acquire an A2 level (CEFR). Learners can understand simple phrases and common expressions related to everyday life (e. g. basic information on a person, family, shopping, geography, work). They can communicate in simple routine situations which require a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics. Learners can describe their own experiences and the place where they live and talk about their needs.
Textbook: Maria Balì, Luciana Ziglio - Nuovo Espresso 3 (Libro) – Alma Edizioni - ISBN: 9788861823396
At the end of the course learners acquire a B1 level (CEFR). Learners can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.. Learners deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Learners can write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. They can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Textbook: Maria Balì, Irene Dei - Nuovo Espresso 4 (Libro + CD audio) – Alma Edizioni - ISBN: 9788861825055
At the end of the course learners acquire a B2 level (CEFR). Learners can understand the basic ideas of complex texts on both real and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialisation. They can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible without stress. They can write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects. They can express their opinions on current events, giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view.