LevelCOMMUNICATION SKILLSGrammar
A1.1The student learns how to: greet people; introduce himself; ask about nationalities; ask for the pronunciation and spelling of a word; ask and tell telephone numbers; indicate numbers from 0 to 100; order in a restaurant (enquiring about prices and for the check); introduce someone, ask and give personal details, talk about his work and how to speak formal; talk about leisure time, frequency of actions and his/her personal tasteAlphabet; Personal subject pronouns, auxiliary verbs (essere and avere: to be and to have); adjectives of nationality; indicative present tense for regular verbs and some irregular verbs(fare, andare); Nouns of the first group (ending in “o” or “a”) and of the second group (ending in “e”) numbers; definite and indefinite articles; Simple prepositions, formal and informal communication; Interrogative pronouns; The verbs piacere (to like) sapere and conoscere (to know); Adverbs of frequency
A1.2The student learns how to describe places and objects; ask and tell time; ask and give directions; book a hotel room; complain and offer a solution; agree or disagree on something; provide timetable information; plan a trip, ask information in a travel agency; talk about holidays and traditions; discuss the weather; talk about past experiencesIndicative present tense for regular and irregular verbs and for the irregular venire, stare, dare, uscire and dire (to come, to stay/remain, to give, to exit/go out and to say); Verbs C’e’/Ci sono (there is/ there are); adjectives of the first and second group, months and ordinal numbers, modal verbs and compound prepositions.
Passato prossimo (past participle) of regular verbs, irregular past participles, adverbs of time (gia’, appena, non ancora)
A1.3The student learns how to: describe food and eating habits; buy grocery; write and give recipes; talk about working hours and describe a typical day; talk about holidays and traditions; identify family relationships and describe family membersPossessive adjectives with words denoting family, reflexive pronouns; Indicative present tense and past participles of reflexive verbs; quantities; direct pronouns (lo, la, li, le); pronominal particle ne; partitive use of the preposition di + article; specific use of verb fare; impersonal sentence; absolute superlative; relative superlative
A2.1The student learns how to: shop for clothes; describe clothes (colors and materials); give advices; compare objects or people; describe people (physically and psychologically); describe past situations and events; talk about habitual activities in the past; talk in favor or against something; express desires, hopes, hypothesis; possibilities and surpriseIndirect object pronouns; complete use of piacere; direct, indirect and reflexive pronouns with modal verbs;Imperative (informal); Imperfetto (indicative imperfect tense), when to use the imperfetto compared to the passato prossimo; some altered nouns; comparative; some pronominal verbs (farcela, andarsene); passato prossimo of the verbs cominciare and finire (to begin and to finish); Condizionale presente (conditional present tense)
A2.2The student learns how to: propose an idea; accept or refuse a proposal; make polite requests; book a ticket; take an appointment; arrange a meeting; ask something in a polite way; ask information about the length of a journey; give advice (direct); use social networks; express opinion about taste and foodDirect pronoun with verb avere; direct pronouns with past participles; gia’ and non ancora; relative pronouns che and cui (who, which); use of Passato prossimo and Imperfetto (II); special use of past tenses; Informal imperative tense; Irregular Imperative, negative imperative, imperative plus pronoun; verb Servire
A2.3The student learns how to: give instructions and provide advice in a formal situation; talk about health condition and some sport activities; talk about future projects and plans; write a CV and a cover letter; make hypothesis; tell a story; learn some narrative skills; express disappointment;
talk about the house; express needs and desires; compare
Formal imperative tense; Indicative simple future, hypothetical clause with the indicative tense; The verbs bastare (to be sufficient) and servire (to be useful); comparative and superlative adjectives; Stare + gerund (progressive verb); the verb metterci (need of time); conjunctions pero’, quindi, perche’, mentre, quando; Present Subjunctive
B1.1The student learns how to: make analogies; express doubts; talks about learning a language; express agreement/disagreement; ask for help; complain; ask for the reasons of issues; talk about cities and living advantages and disadvantages; talk about Italian design and products; describe a a product; make suppositions; express doubts and excuse him/her selfsTrapassato prossimo (indicative pluperfect tense); verb dovere to express hypothesis; combined pronouns (indirect + direct); conditional past tense; subjunctive past tense; pronouns Ci/Ne; pronominal verbs; possessive pronouns; conjunctions like A patto che, a condizione che ets; adverbs with -mente
B1.2The student learns how to: make comparisons; give explanations; offer helps and availability; talk in the third persons; refer a message; talk about books; express interest and disinterest; criticize; ask for explanation; comment a fact; bring support to a thesis; talk in details about a topicImperfect subjunctive; sentences with “come se”; indirect speech; accordance of tense and mode of the verbs; passive form with essere and venire; historical past tense (passato remoto); use of sebbene, nonostante, benche’ etc; impersonal form of reflexive verbs
B1.3 The student learns how to: express dissents, be ironic; talk about past experiences and expectations; make hypothesis; talk about history; talk about famous historical persons; express incredulity; make indirect questions; ask for information about a place; express someone else opinion; express disagreement; make hypothesis about the past; talk about the learning process of a languagePast conditional to express future in the past; hypothetical sentences of 2nd type; gerund tense and mode; adjective in -bile; indirect interrogative sentences; prima che – prima di;
Passive form with “andare”; congiuntivo trapassato (plusperfect subjunctive); hypothetical sentences of 3rd type; past infinitive; past gerund

B2.1The student learns how to: tell an event; talk about habits of the past; talks about the school and the school experiences; describe schoolmates and teachers; talk about food and alimentation; describe dishes and dietsPast tense (in details); verbs with double auxiliaries in the past; pronominal verbs; indefinites pronouns; future perfect; subjunctive with indefinites; passive form with SI
B2.2The student learns how to: give and receive information; talks about percental and statistics; talk about a specific event in the past; discuss in formal situations; talk about the job world; make formal request; give a formal answer; exchange information and advices in formal context Verbs and preposition; indirect speech (in details) numeral as nouns; conditional for uncertain news; indirect interrogative sentences; subjunctive in relative sentences; conditional and subjunctive
B2.3The student learns how to: talk about emotions and himself/herself; describes someone personality; talk about movies genres; express opinion and preferences; tell the story of a movie; comment a movieAdjective position; pronominal verbs; hypothetical sentences (in details); special use of the subjunctive; Fare + infinitive structure; accordance with tense and mode with the subjunctive (in details); relatives pronouns (in details)

B2.4The student learns how to: start and finish a speech; tells a story in detail; describe a picture or art painting; talk about environmental issues; express doubts; express desires; explain something; talk about a cultural event in details; ask and give advisesaccordance with tense and mode with the subjunctive (in details); relatives pronouns (in details); pronouns positions with subjunctive; different uses of future tense
B2.5The student learns how to: express doubts; give compliments; ask and give advices; talk about a specific cultural event; make an interview; discussArticle with geographic nouns; gerund present and past; subjunctive in comparative sentences
C1.1The students learn how: talks in very colloquial form; put emphasis in speech; express rage and surprise; use common Latin way of says; contradict someone; understand modern and contemporary Italian literature; tells past factsSuperlative form for adjectives with specific prefix (stra, super, iper,etc) future and future present in negative sentences; subjunctive in dislocated sentences
C1.2 The student learns how to: talks about his/her own opinions; talks about sport; learn some dialects and regionalism Italian; be ironic; express emotions, command, desires and wishes; give precises descriptions of an events or a series of events; use uncommon adjectivesAccordance with tenses of subjunctive; accordance with principal and subordinate sentences; implicit and explicit sentences; regional use of verbs like essere /stare
C1.3The students learn how to: forecast events; make forecast referring to the past; complain about present, future and past facts; common and colloquial “wrong” Italian; way of sayingDifference between the simple and the compose conditional; imperfect subjunctive with conditional; the use of “Che” (in details)
C1.4 The students learn how to: make announcements; use implicit way for couse and effectsPast conditional to express future in the past; hypothetical sentences of 2nd type; gerund tense and mode; adjective in -bile; indirect interrogative sentences; prima che – prima di;
Passive form with “andare”; congiuntivo trapassato (plusperfect subjunctive); hypothetical sentences of 3rd type; past infinitive; past gerund
C1.5The student learns how to: express dissents, be ironic; talk about past experiences and expectations; make hypothesis; talk about history; talk about famous historical persons; express incredulity; make indirect questions; ask for information about a place; express someone else opinion; express disagreement; make hypothesis about the past; talk about the learning process of a languagePast conditional to express future in the past; hypothetical sentences of 2nd type; gerund tense and mode; adjective in -bile; indirect interrogative sentences; prima che – prima di;
Passive form with “andare”; congiuntivo trapassato (plusperfect subjunctive); hypothetical sentences of 3rd type; past infinitive; past gerund

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