Course material

We use teaching materials developed by LINGUAPOLIS combined with textbooks.

Level 1 makes use of:
Nuovo Espresso 1, Libro dello studente e esercizi, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 (Unità 1-7). The textbook is accompanied by a DVD.

Level 2 makes use of:
Nuovo Espresso 2, Libro dello studente e esercizi, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 (Unità 1-4). The textbook is accompanied by a DVD.

Level 3 makes use of:
Nuovo Espresso 2, Libro dello studente e esercizi, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 (Unità 5-10). The textbook is accompanied by a DVD.

Level 4 makes use of:
Nuovo Espresso 3, Libro dello studente e esercizi, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze, 2014 (Unità 1-4). The textbook is accompanied by a DVD.

Level 5 makes use of:
Nuovo Espresso 3, Libro dello studente e esercizi, ALMA Edizioni, Firenze, 2014. The textbook is accompanied by a DVD.

Nuovo Espresso is a communicative, unilingual teaching method for Italian based on the latest developments in foreign language learning. Participants learn to apply the language quickly and efficiently in realistic situations and are immersed in an Italian atmosphere throughout the course.

The book’s chapters are organised around specific topics and address each of the four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. In addition, there is a focus on interaction, functional use of language and formal correctness, which helps the participants arrive at successful communication in the foreign language within a short time span.

Nuovo Espresso builds participants’ language skills up gradually and systematically and is rich in activities and exercises. The method also offers learners the opportunity to use the language outside of the classroom, in order to achieve maximum learning. The website offers extras, such as audio clips, a video course with optional subtitles, ‘video grammar’ and other materials which are available to download free of charge.