Here’s a question emailed to me the other day by Catarina:
Ho trovato le designazione dei livelli d’italiani A1 fino a B2 su molti siti ma non capisco che grammatica, verbi, … correspondono a ogni livello (ho trovato informazione divergente).
Il mio obbiettivo é continuare a imparare per fare prima un esame B1. Che devo studiare esattamente?
(She wants to know what grammar corresponds with each level of the Common European Framework…)
Good question, and I can understand why she is asking, as these days ‘levels’ are not described solely in terms of what grammar you know, or don’t know!
Instead they are descriptions of what you can actually DO with the language (for more on this: Understand your level in Italian).
It’s not surprising therefore, that unless you’re a professional language teacher, it’s not going to be that obvious what you should study when.
If in doubt…
The simplest way to get an idea of what to study next, and what to leave well alone, would be to check out the contents page of a course or book designed for the level that interests you.
A beginners’ course will inevitably cover the basic present and past tenses, for example.
But what if you don’t have a nice set of Italian course books handy?
Well that’s what the Internet is for.
Click the links below to download the FREE sample chapters from each one of our Italian Workout! series of self-study books.
The just print the contents page from each volume, highlight the grammar covered and, hey presto, you have a level-by-level grammar syllabus!
By the way, browsing the material in each of the sample chapters should also give you an approximate idea of your current level in Italian.
Which will allow you to quickly and easily create a study plan:
- First, revise the grammar from the level below your current one (to consolidate)
- Next, study the grammar from your current level (for accuracy)
- Finally, start looking at the grammar for the next level up (to deepen your knowledge of Italian)
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