General Information:

We offer Italian courses for both beginner and advanced students. On BOKUonline you can find the available language courses, along with descriptions of each course and how they correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages levels. You can use this as a reference when applying for your course in order to see which course will fit your current language level best.

Winter Semester

Italian I (A1, no previous knowledge necessary)

The learning objective of this beginner course (120025) is to develop basic vocabulary, listening comprehension skill, speaking skills and to learn how to construct basic grammatical structures. The topics that will be covered include introducing yourself, ordering in a restaurant and leisure activities and hobbies. You can find detailed information about the course, including learning outcomes, course accreditation and the scheduled teaching dates, on BOKUonline. Course fee: €130

Italian III (A2)

This course (120038) is appropriate for those who have already attended the beginners course (A1) and would like to improve their language skills further, or for those who already have some previous knowledge of Italian and would like to get back into learning this lovely language. The main aim for students is to train the 4 most important skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The main focus in seminars will, however, be on spoken communication and interaction. The most important grammatical knowledge, learnt at A1, such as the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, word order, direct object pronouns and the ‘passato prossimo’ will be consolidated and further developed in a playful and effective way. You can find detailed information about the course, including learning outcomes, course accreditation and the scheduled teaching dates, on BOKUonline. Course fee: €130

Summer Semester

Italian II (A1+)

In this course (120006) the past tense, locational and directional information, prepositions with articles and pronouns will be practiced in particular. The course will cover how to describe journeys and cities, daily routines, travels, excursions and typical Italian food, relevant vocabulary for each topic being taught. You can find detailed information about the course, including learning outcomes, course accreditation and the scheduled teaching dates, on BOKUonline. Course fee: €130

Italian IV (B1)

This course (120063) will consolidate and further develop the spoken and written skills learnt in Italian III, as well as covering grammatical structures, in particular verb tenses (imperfect, perfect and future) and the imperative. In addition to the different topics covered (body, medicine, mass media, future prospects and presenting your own CV), topics relevant for BOKU students will also be discussed. You can find detailed information about the course, including learning outcomes, course accreditation and the scheduled teaching dates, on BOKUonline. Course fee: €130

One year course

Italian for Science and Technology (B2+) – Please note that this course is not offered every year! You can find detailed information about the course, including learning outcomes, course accreditation and the scheduled teaching dates, on BOKUonline. This course is free of costs for BOKU students.

Language Course Instructors

Mag. Giovanna Schiavo
Mag. Claudia Barchiesi