Course Description

The course focuses on developing conversational skills in various contexts while continuing to build a strong grammatical base. Classes are conducted solely in Italian. 

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will develop skills in:

  • Listening: Grasp the meaning and respond to authentic conversations and audio material related to the thematic and linguistic content of the course.
  • Speaking: Express ideas using vocabulary related to authentic and non-stereotypical situations and culture using the indicative (present past and future tenses), the conditional, subjunctive and the imperative mood.
  • Reading: Respond to readings of authentic material (short newspaper articles/ reviews/ and short literature excerpts.
  • Writing: Write blogs and reviews in the present, past and future tenses.
  • Culture: Become increasingly aware of cultural features of Italy and share in discussion to explore interesting points of divergence and convergence. Present on a cultural topic of interest.


This course corresponds to the B2 level (intermediate) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


ITA 105 Italian 5 or equivalent level of fluency as determined by the department.


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Online Synchronous
6:30PM to 8:30PM
Sep 17, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Fee Before GST non-credit $375.00
Reading List / Textbook

L'Italiano All'Università 2: Corso di lingua per studenti stranieri B1-B2 by Matteo La Grassa, Marcella Delitala and Fiorenza Quercioli. Roma: Edilingua, 2013. ISBN-13 9789606930690. 

Available for purchase at U of C Bookstore. Visit calgarybookstore.ca or call (403) 220-5937.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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