Italian 5

practical information

no. of lessons: 12 sessions
preparation: appr. 2 hours per session
language of instruction Italian
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 Current programme on this page)

course fees

  • Leiden University students and prospective students: € 210,-
  • Leiden University staff: € 210,-
  • others: € 315,-
  • Descriptions of the tariff groups

current 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


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 4 course. Potential participants who do not fulfil these entry requirements have to 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! B1. Corso multimediale di italiano per stranieri. Mezzadri, Marco. ISBN:9788855703574
Chapter 1 - 4
You are requested to arrange your own purchase of the course material. You can buy this book at Libreria Bonardi (


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

skills starting level     target level
listening A2.2 B1.1
reading A2.2 B1.1
spoken production     A2.2 B1.1
spoken interaction A2.2 B1.1
writing A2.2 B1.1

Click on the skills for further clarification. 

course description

This course is a follow-up on level 4.
In this course we will be making use of television broadcasts on video as reading materials, and we will discuss newspaper articles and articles in our respective fields of expertise. We will cover all areas of grammar and consolidate this knowledge. You will need approximately two hours a week to prepare for the course. This homework forms the basis for the conversation and discussion in the group. The final goal is for you to be able to easily converse on a wide range of topics, to independently read newspaper articles and texts, to understand the key points of current affairs, to write a coherent text or letter, and to hold a presentation in which you can motivate your opinions and plans.
You will reach level B1.1 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 3 course.

Last Modified: 19-10-2016