Italian beginners (small group): an introduction

Course Dates: 29/04/20 - 27/05/20
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: EC Euston
Sabrina Cammarata

Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.


What is the course about?

The course aims to enable students to communicate in Italian in everyday situations.

What will we cover?

Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, asking for repetition, personal information.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye

- ask about meaning of words

- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others

- numbers

- saying what job you do.

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

No previous knowledge required, suitable for complete beginners.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.

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

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

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

If any book is advised, please try: The European Bookshop (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at (020 7440 3248).

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

The tutor will advise you of the best course to continue your study of Italian.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Great class size for learning - very interactive and also fun, you learn a lot in a short time. Patient and clear teaching. Really enjoyed this course and will take a follow-up course as a result.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/02/2020)
Its a fun and well run class. Its good as its a small class of only 6 students.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/11/2019)
It's a great course, the teacher is amazing, we are in very small groups and are speaking a lot. Time passes by so fast and the classes are fun! It's exactly what I needed to start italian and it really motivated me to go further.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
A good starter course. Easy to stick to 5 weeks as a commitment. Good teaching and relevant subjects and materials. I'd recommend this course.
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 02/11/2018)
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Course Code: LN805

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Wed, eve, 29 Apr - 27 May '20

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £139.00
Concession: £139.00

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