Practical Italian 3


First semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:
You already have a thorough basic knowledge of Italian:

  • You can participate quite fluently in a conversation on topics that you are familiar with or that pertain to your daily life (family, travel, job, hobbies…)
  • You master basic vocabulary but wish to broaden it.
  • You can understand a conversation between Italians quite well, even when they speak fast.
  • You have a thorough understanding of grammar: il presente, il passato prossimo, il futuro e condizionale semplice, l’imperativo, le preposizioni, i pronomi personali, possessivi, diretti, indiretti e riflessivi.
  • It is required that you take the brief online test before enrolling. Please find this orientation test on the page of Italian self tests.
    During the first class session your teacher will evaluate if the result of the online test may be confirmed. If you are referred to a different level at that stage you can enter that level on condition that sufficient places are still available.


  • Listening skills: extending listening skills via longer and authentic audio excerpts.
  • Speaking skills: By the end of this course, you will be able to participate in a conversation on topics that you are familiar with without preparation. Not only will you be able to use simple sentences, but also longer, complex sentences.
  • Writing skills: mainly focused on writing personal letters, invitations, thank you notes.
  • Reading skills: general understanding of longer and harder texts on less familiar topics (science, culture, politics, the economy).
  • Specific grammar items: l’imperfetto, il condizionale composto, i pronomi relative che / cui, i pronomi combinati, le particelle ci/ne, i gradi di comparazione, la forma passive e il si passivante, il gerundio, il congiuntivo presente.
  • Specific lexical themes: il cinema, al lavoro, l’aeroporto, l’università e la scuola, lo sport, la descrizione fisica e del carattere.

Placement test: Self test

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: PI3

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: B

Useful info

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Brinker H. (2011) : Prisma Grammatica Italiaans, Utrecht : Het Spectrum
  • Cappelletti L. (1997) : Bescherelle: Les verbes Italiens, Paris : Hatier
  • Naddeo, C.M. & De Giuli, A. (1998): Parole Crociate 3° livello avanzato, Firenze: Alma Edizioni
  • Prisma mini Italiaans, Utrecht: Het Spectrum
  • Prisma Woordenboek Italiaans - Nederlands, Utrecht: Het Spectrum
  • Prisma Woordenboek Nederlands - Italiaans, Utrecht: Het Spectrum

Recommended books extra information: If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent.



Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: 1st sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2 of/or 1 x 2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All