Italian beginners: an introduction

Course Dates: 07/03/24 - 11/04/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Keeley Street
Begin your Italian learning journey on this short course for complete beginners. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening You'll learn how to meet and greet people, talk about yourself, and begin to learn some key vocabulary to help you communicate in Italian. This course is a kind of extended taster, and the intention is to give you a chance to find out if a longer Italian course is something you'd like to do.
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Italian beginners: an introduction
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  • Course Code: LN1015
  • Dates: 07/03/24 - 11/04/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Taught: Thu, Evening
  • Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Rosanna Carlà

Course Code: LN1015

Full Thu, eve, 07 Mar - 11 Apr '24

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The course aims to enable students to communicate in Italian in everyday situations. As it's a short course, it's a good opportunity for you to get a feel for Italian.

What will we cover?

We'll cover the basiscs of communicating personal information in Italian, such as greetings,expressing personal information, asking questions, etc.

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

- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye

- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others

- numbers

- saying what job you do

- learn about Italian culture.

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?

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?

No, the tutor will provide the materials you need for the course.

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

The tutor will advise you about the best course for you is you wish to continue your study of Italian. This course is intended to give you a clearer idea of whether or not you’d like to take on a longer course in Italian. If you're keen and do well, you may decide to jump ahead to an Italian beginners: module 2 course. If you're keen but feel you'd like to go a bit more slowly and revise what you've learnt, you could join a standard Italian beginners: modulue 1 in the next term, where you'll go over the material you learnt before extending your knowledge. If you have any questions at all, please email

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