Why Italian?
  • Italian is the langauge of art, fashion, cinema, design, music and cuisine.
  • Italian developed from Latin and an estimated 60 % of English Vocabulary also comes from Latin; Knowing Italian will make learning all the other Romance languages easier.
  • Italian high-quality products are know all over the world where the brand ‘Made in Italy’ represents a quality mark.
  • Music speaks Italian, more and more Opera singers and musicians learn this language; Why do you think Mozart wrote his Operas in Italian rather then in German?
  • According to UNESCO (the cultural and educational agency for the United Nations)most of the world’s cultural heritage sites are in Italy.
  • Italian Technical Universities as Milano and Torino’ s Politecnico, Architecture Faculties as Design courses are among the top international universities.
  • Italian is recognized as one of the most beautiful langauges on the planet.
  • Italy and Turkey have a old and solid business relation with many Italian companies working in Turkey and vice-versa.

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“Italians say that someone who acquires a new language ‘possesses’ it. In my case, Italian possesses me. With Italian racing like blood through my veins, I do indeed see with different eyes, hear with different ears, and drink in the world with all my senses…”  From Diane Hales “La bella lingua, my love affair with Italian, the world’s most enchanting language”

Our Courses

101 Elementary This courses is for absolute beginners who do not have any knowledge of Italian. The objectives of the course are the objectives of A1 of CEFR.*
102 Elementary  This course is NOT for absolute beginners, but it requires a basic knowledge of the language. Please talk with the instructor before signing up for the course. The objectives of the course are the objectives of A1 OF CEFR.
201 Pre–Intermediate This course is pre-intermediate. The objectives of the course are the objectives of level A2 of CEFR.
202 Intermediate  The learning objectives of the course are the objectives of level A2 of CEFR.
301: Upper Intermediate  This course is suitable for those who already have a basic level in Italian. It corresponds to the B1 level of CEFR.
302: Upper Intermediate: At the end of 302, students will achieve B2 level of CEFR.

* CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The 4 courses are all aimed to success in the CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) that students practice during our courses. 

Coursebook for 

101 and 102: Nuovo contatto A1, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015
for 201: Nuovo contatto A2, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015, oni, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015,
Coursebook for 202: Nuovo Contatto A2, Piantoni, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015
Coursebook for 301: Nuovo Contatto B1, Piantoni, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015
Coursebook for 301: Nuovo Contatto B1, Piantoni, Ghezzi, Bozzone, Loescher Editore, 2013-2015
Suggested: Italian- Turkish/ Turkish –Italian Vocabulary (Zanichelli)


Coordinatör: Valentina Elmetti
E-Mail: velmetti@itu.edu.tr

Instructor: Lina C. Augello
E-Maillinaaugello@hotmail.it