Language Levels

Language Levels

“Superintensive” courses are offered for 7 different levels (with reference to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Satisfactory completion of any one level requires 80 class hours of attendance.
Students are enrolled in the most appropriate level on the basis of an entrance test at LdM. “Intensive” courses are offered at 6 levels, and to complete any one level students must attend 48 class hours.

Superintensive and Intensive Elementary 1 = A0-A1
The student who completes the course is able to recognize simple words and phrases, to interact with others at the survival level, and to fill out forms and write simple messages.

Superintensive and Intensive Elementary 2 = A1-A2
The student who completes the course is able to understand and articulate expressions of common and daily use in order to fulfill needs of a concrete type. S/he is able to interact with others in ordinary situations and is able to describe her/himself in basic terms. S/he is able to produce basic written texts.

Superintensive and Intensive Intermediate 1 = A2-B1
The student who completes the course is able to understand the basic points of spoken discourse in standard Italian and to navigate situations commonly met with in travelling. S/he is able to communicate in simple and routine interpersonal situations. S/he is able to produce written texts on topics of common and personal interest. The student is able to describe experiences, events, aspirations and hopes. clear expository texts about experiences and impressions.

Superintensive and Intensive Intermediate 2 = B1-B2
The student who completes the course is able to understand the key ideas of  relatively complex written texts. The student is able to interact with a native speaker with sufficient fluency. S/he is able to express an opinion and describe
personal goals. The student is able to write clear expository texts about experiences and impressions.

Superintensive and Intensive Advanced 1 = B2
The student who completes the course is able to understand long and complex texts, as long as the subject is fairly familiar, and to read articles and reports on current topics. S/he is able to interact with native speakers with spontaneity and to write clear and structured texts about the advantages and disadvantages of a topic or of different viewpoints.

Superintensive and Intensive Advanced 2 = B2-C1
The student who completes the course is able to understand long spoken discourses, television broadcasts and films. S/he is able to read specialized texts and to participate actively in a discussion. The student is able to write texts of a personal or professional character, bringing out the meanings and diverse facets of the topic. The student is able to perceive variations in sociolinguistic range and in accent.

Superintensive Advanced 3 = C1-C2
The student who completes the course is able to understand without difficulty a wide range of texts, including theoretical and linguistically complex ones, and also to notice regional and social variations in language. S/he is able to participate in a discussion with spontaneity, to express her/himself with precision and is able to command complex language mechanisms in order to reformulate thoughts as best fits the context. The student is able to write clear and stylistically appropriate texts, and in addition to develop shades of meaning.

Magister Linguae
The “Magister Linguae” Certificate is an attestation of competency in Italian as a foreign language for a high level of linguistic competence. The possessor of this certificate is able to communicate in the most varied situations of daily life and show a command of the language in formal contexts, professional and educational. This Certificate is awarded after completion of the Superintensive Advanced 3 course at this Institute, passing both written and oral examinations.

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