Italian 3

practical information

no. of lessons: 12 sessions
preparation: appr. 2 hours per session
language of instruction Italian/Dutch
ECTS: The student should enquire with their department whether course participation can be converted into credits. The course is equivalent to 3 ECTS.
start courses: courses start in September and February (see Course programme on this page)

course fees

course programme and enrolment

For information on the current programme and in order to enrol, please follow the link below. You can enroll until a week before the start of the course. Individuals can pay by Credit Card (Mastercard or VISA) or iDeal.  

       current programme - lesson times - enrolment

If classes are canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added on to the end of the course. Please take into account courses may end later than scheduled.


target group and admission requirements

The course is intended for adults with a higher education, including both Leiden University students and staff members and other interested parties with no relation to the University.
The course is open to persons aged 17 and older who have completed a secondary school education.
You can participate in this course if you have followed our Italian 2 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements can complete an entry test to determine whether their level is sufficient. This test is a computer test. It can either be taken at the Language Centre or downloaded and taken home.

course material

* Nuovo rete! A2. Textbook. Corso multimediale di italiano per stranieri. Mezzadri, Balboni. ISBN:9788855702430
Hoofdstuk 1 t/m 4 
You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. You can buy this book at Libreria Bonardi (


Participants who have completed the course will have reached level A1 of the Common European Framework for Languages.

The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

skills starting level     target level
listening A1.2 A2.1
reading A1.2 A2.1
speaking production     A1.2 A2.1
speaking interaction A1.2 A2.1
writing  A1.2 A2.1

Click on the skills for further clarification.   

course description

This course is a follow-up on level 2.
You will learn to listen, speak, read and write letters and hold presentations. You will substantially increase your vocabulary and knowledge of idioms and grammar. Through role-play, presentations and various assignments you will learn to apply this knowledge in practice. Various grammatical topics will be covered and strengthened using exercises from the workbook. In addition to the method we will be using television broadcasts on video as reading materials, and we will be discussing newspaper articles and articles in our respective fields of expertise. We will also dedicate some time to discussing the Italian country and people. You will need approximately two hours a week of preparation time. This homework will form the basis for the conversation and discussion in the group. The final goal is for you to be able to communicate on a variety of topics, read short articles, understand the key points of current affairs, and write a short coherent text or letter. You will also be able to hold a presentation in which you explain your plans and motivation.
You will reach level A2.1 according to the Common European Framework.
The course is completed with an oral/written test. If you attend 80% of the lessons and successfully complete the final test you will be awarded a certificate.
Once you have successfully completed this course, you can sign up for the level 4 course.

Last Modified: 18-10-2016