Italian beginners: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LN180
Please choose a course date
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
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.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Based on Chapters 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (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; forming negative sentences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-tell the time
-order food at a 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?
Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (020 7240 1634).
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.
Giacomo Fabbrini is a native Italian speaker. He obtained an acting degree in 2004 at Auroville Rome Academy. He also graduated from Rome University “La Sapienza” with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007. He moved to London in 2012 where he studied for a CLTA modern languages qualification. Giacomo has over 6 years of experience in teaching Italian to all levels and business. He strongly believes that a language is not only about rules, but also a real journey in history, tradition and Italian culture. He is passionate about technology and apps and enjoys giving his students tools and suggestions on how to use them in language learning.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.