Italian 3: Intermediate - 3rd Term


This 10-week consolidation course is based on the syllabus of the previous two terms ( Italian 3: Intermediate ) and is primarily tailored to meet the needs of students who completed the weekly class, but new students who are at the appropriate level of proficiency are also welcome. Students who missed some classes during the first two terms and wish to catch up for the next level up in the next academic year are encouraged to join.

The class activities will focus on listening, speaking, grammar structures and cultural awareness; and students will be encouraged to practise reading and writing skills in their own time. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact in the target language through class activities, discussions, scenarios and role-plays.

Programme details

Course starts: Monday 25th April

Week 0: Course orientation

NO CLASS - Monday 2nd May

Week 1:  Cultura popolare : cinema e musica

Week 2:   Risolvere problemi: in viaggio, in banca

Week 3:   In viaggio: autostrada, eventi, vacanze

Week 4:   Tradizioni italiane

Week 5:   Libri

Week 6:   Ambiente e ecologia

Week 7:   Roma: cittadini e architettura

Week 8:   Gusto italiano

Week 9:   Educazione e lavoro

Week 10:  Arte: classica e contemporanea


Students who register for CATS points will receive a Record of CATS points on successful completion of their course assessment.

To earn credit (CATS points) you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Coursework is an integral part of all weekly classes and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework in order to benefit fully from the course. Only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.

Students who do not register for CATS points during the enrolment process can either register for CATS points prior to the start of their course or retrospectively from the January 1st after the current full academic year has been completed. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.


Description Costs
Course Fee £213.00
Take this course for CATS points £10.00


Dr Francesca Magnabosco

Dr Francesca Magnabosco has obtained her DPhil in Italian from the University of Oxford, St Edmund Hall. She has been teaching Italian language, culture and cinema at OUDCE for several years. She is also lecturer in Italian Renaissance Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford, where she tutors undergraduate students.

Course aims

  • consolidate what has been learnt throughout the first two terms, and
  • revise more challenging aspects of the language that are appropriate for the level

Course Objectives

  • To enable students to communicate in Italian in a range of regularly encountered situations at work, leisure, social events and whilst traveling in Italy
  • To develop the reading comprehension skills to understand texts of everyday or job-related language
  • To equip students with the vocabulary and grammar structures to write simple texts on familiar topics
  • To develop strategies for coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses such as asking for a repetition or re-phrasing

Teaching methods

All the Departments language courses adopt the communicative teaching method with a focus on interactive tasks and activities in the target language, e.g. role-plays, discussions and pair/group work in a friendly and informal atmosphere. Students will be encouraged to participate and have fun.

The emphasis in class is on practising listening, speaking, and grammar structures as well as exploring the culture. Students are encouraged to develop their reading and writing skills in their own time.

Learning outcomes

The following are brief indicators of what students should be able to do in each of the skills:

Speaking (S), Listening (L), Reading (R), and Writing (W) by the end of the individual stages:


S Communicate clearly in a range of situations

L Understand the gist of a range of spoken material or conversation in familiar contexts

R Enjoy reading a range of texts on familiar topics

W Write connected text on a range of familiar topics

Assessment methods

Most tutors will set weekly assignments to consolidate learning and allow students to study at their own pace. Some of these assignments, which may include testing listening and speaking skills, will count towards formally assessing the students'progress.

In general, students are required to submit for assessment a variety of exercises and/or shorter pieces of work. They will also have the opportunity to complete one or more optional tasks to benefit from tutor feedback.

Credits gained from the successful completion of this course can count towards the Certificate of Higher education in other subjects.

Due to the continuous assessment required for language classes, students must submit one completed Declaration of Authorship form per term. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form.


To earn credit (CATS points) for your course you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee for each course you enrol on. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please complete an application form.

Level and demands