Italian beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 28/05/24 - 23/07/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
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Learn to speak Italian on this intensive evening class. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on developing your speaking and listening skills. Each lesson is a bit longer than our standard lesson time, so you'll cover the same ground as you would in a standard beginners course, but you'll do so in fewer weeks. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Italian beginners: module 1
  • Course Code: LN191
  • Dates: 28/05/24 - 23/07/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:30
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Rosanna Carlà

Course Code: LN191

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Tue, eve, 28 May - 23 Jul '24

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to take part in simple conversations. You'll be introduced to the basics of Italian grammar and you'll begin acquiring the vocabulary you need to talk about yourself.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on Chapters 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (libro studente, published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version)

Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; the restaurant; leisure activities; likes and dislikes.

Grammar: the verbs to be, to have and to go; the formal and informal way of addressing someone; the present tense; the negative.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-greet people
-introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-ask and give the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about leisure activities
-express likes and dislikes.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 1 module 1 course - no previous knowledge of Italian required.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Title of book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (libro studente, published by Alma Edizioni)



Note: you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian beginners: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.