intermediate Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (b1.2)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion Advanced Italian language courses (B1.2) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy.

Course Objectives:

  • Improve on the basic level of Italian language learning
  • Facilitate the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in Italian
  • Familiarize students with cultural, geographical and historical aspects of Italian speaking populations.
  • Make students aware of cultural differences and similarities so that they demonstrate intercultural competence.
  • By the end of the course, students are expected to be close to functioning at the B2 level of the Common European Framework for Languages.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss cities and artistic attractions
  • Describe people, situations and past events
  • asking for and giving advice, express the opinions, agreeing and disagreeing read
  • Understand written texts related to everyday life
  • Read the press slowly and with the aid of a dictionary
  • Write simple connected texts on his familiar topics that interest them
  • Tell a story
  • Discuss sports

Italian Course Content:

Students are familiar with most of the following grammar structures:

  • Conditional Sentences (Real and Hypothetical)
  • Present and Past Subjunctive
  • Use of The Subjuntive
  • The Relative, Accusative, Reflexive and Compound Pronouns
  • Past Simple & Past Perfect Subjunctive
  • Reported and Negative Imperative
  • Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns
  • Unreal Subjunctive
  • The Pronouns CI & NE
  • The Sequence of Tenses
  • Reported Speech
  • Passive

They identify and use vocabulary about the following topics and situations:

  • Music
  • Love and Jealousy
  • Life in Cities and Villages
  • Ecology
  • Leisure & IT
  • Marketing & IT
  • Italian Art and The Cultural Heritage
  • The Italian Proverbs

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 2 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civilt√† italiana: Livello elementare (B1-B2). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs


  • Each evening course is made of 10 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 1/2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Benefits of taking your Italian courses with the Italian Institute:

  • You will learn Italian with qualified and experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy
  • Progress in a friendly Italian immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR -
  • Work toward internationally recognised exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)
  • Use the recommended Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington


  • $199 includes 10 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!

Lesson PLan

Week 1: going to the opera

Comunicatives objectives: Talk about musical tastes. Give advice, instructions, orders. Ask and give permission. Talk about ... love, falling in love and jealousy.

Grammar: Indirect imperative. The imperative with pronouns. Negative form of the imperative indirect. Indefinite adjectives and pronouns

Vocabulary: Lexicon relating to the work, at the theater box office

90 Minutes B1.1

WEEK 2: buying a house p 101-108

Comunicatives objectives: City and country: pros and cons. Reading house adverts. Buying, selling or letting a house

Grammar: Congiuntivo imperfetto. Congiuntivo trapassato

Vocabulary: Types of properties and legal terms.

90 Minutes B1.1

WEEK 3: living in a city and the environment

Comunicatives objectives: Present a fact as easy. Speaking out environmental initiatives. Speaking about the liveability of a city. Expressing fears/worries about the future of the planet. Environmental awareness: individual and collective.

Grammar: Agreement of the tenses of the 'congiuntivo'.

Vocabulary: Protection of the environment and the human impact.

90 Minutes B1.1

week 4: Free time and technology

Comunicatives objectives: Making hypotheses. Congratulating someone, giving approval. Disapproving. How to write an email. Use and abuse of technology. Advertising offer. The mobile phone and us.

Grammar: The 'periodo ipotetico' of the 1st and 2nd type. The 'periodo ipotetico' of the 3rd type. Uses of 'ci' and 'ne'.

Vocabulary: Computer and technology.

90 Minutes B1.1

week 5: Art

Comunicatives objectives: Reporting news and facts. Asking for confirmation, confirming something, reinforcing a sentence. The artwork of Michelangelo.Talking about art.

Grammar: Passive form. Passive form with 'dovere' and 'potere'. Passive form with 'andare'. 'Si passivante'. 'Si passivante' with compound tenses.

Vocabulary: Art vocabulary.

90 Minutes B1.1

week 6: Dealing with problems

Comunicatives objectives:Talking about negative experience. Expressing indifference. Speaking about the drug problem.

Grammar: 'Discorso indiretto' and 'diretto'. Time indicators.

Vocabulary: Periods of history.

90 Minutes B1.1

week 7: Talking about society

Comunicative objectives: Speaking about society problems.. Speaking about fears.

Grammar: 'Discorso indiretto'. 'Periodo ipotetico' in 'discorso indiretto'.

Vocabulary: Discrimination and stereotypes.

90 Minutes B1.1

week 8: Literature

Comunicative objectives: Ask and give advice on buying a book. Astrology. Speaking about a book. Italian and reading.

Grammar: Simple gerund. Compound Gerund. The gerund with the pronouns. Infinite present. Infinite past. Present participle. Past participle

Vocabulary: Lexicon relating to the world of publishing

90 Minutes B1.1

week 9: pets 3

Comunicative objectives: Traveling with Pets.

Grammar: Irregular altered names; expressions that require the subjunctive.

Vocabulary: Animals

90 Minutes B1.1

week 10: exams 3

Comunicative objectives: Learn about Italian Exams and practice taking them.

Grammar: Present and past infinity; nouns and adjectives in -co and -go.

Vocabulary: Exam and study.

90 Minutes B1.1

  • Price $199.00
  • Italian
  • 10 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

Italian Post-Intermediate Course Start Dates 2021 (B1.1 Italian)

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Tue 4 May 7.30-9.00pm


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About Us

Italian Institute is an immersion Italian Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Italian in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Italian teachers from Italy. We offer a wide range of Italian lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL) while using the latest teaching methodologies.
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Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551

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