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Course module: 820120-B-6
Italian for Beginners
Course info
Course module820120-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch, English, Italian
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages;
Is part of-
dr. M.R. Sorce
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Registration openfrom 07/08/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/08/2019 12:00
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
  • comprehend simple texts in Italian
  • conduct simple conversations
  • understand and write everyday Italian. 
  • recognize some of the differences and similarities between the culture of French/Spanish/…-speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.

  • The course requires 6 to 8 hours of preparation a week.
  • There is an 80% attendance requirement for this course.
  • The proficiency target level is A2- Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
  • Learning a language takes time. Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 8 hours per week.
  • The language of instruction is Italian and English.
  • The Language Center reserves the right to cancel the course should enrolment numbers prove to be insufficient.
Books can be ordered on

Required Prerequisites
Various language skills such as reading, speaking, and listening comprehension are given attention. In learning these practical skills, students are also provided instruction in the basic grammar and essential vocabulary needed to be able to manage in Italian in a variety of commonplace situations. In class, attention is also given to a number of topics relating to Italian culture.
The course ends with a written test and an oral skills examination or video.

Type of instructions
13 x 3 hour seminar

Type of exams
Reading comprehension test, listening comprehension test writing test, oral skills examination or video.
Course available for exchange students
Available for all levels
Contact person
J.P.G.M. Smits
Timetable information
Italian for Beginners
Required materials
Books can be ordered on
Title:Arrivederci! 1 Libro + CD audio + DVD Video (+ versione interattiva)
ISBN:978- 9460774997
Title:Oefenboek Italiaans
Author:M.R. Sorce
Publisher:van Dale
Recommended materials
ISBN:978- 9460773099
Title:Grammatica Italiaans
Author:M. Rita Sorce
Publisher:van Dale
List of literature
Van Dale pocketwoordenboek Italiaans-Nederlands-Italiaans
Title: Van Dale pocketwoordenboek Italiaans-Nederlands-Italiaans
Author:Lo Cascio
Publisher:Van Dale
Dizionario Ita-Engels-Ita

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