Learn Italian for Beginners

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Learn to speak Italian with our Italian language courses in Sydney.

Italian is a beautiful, intricate and melodic language and you can find its influence in many aspects of our life and culture. It is considered one of the easier languages to learn – it is pronounced how it’s written, so it is great for new language learners. Once you have learned the sounds and mastered the sing-song intonation, Italian is a fun and easy language to learn.

In this course, you will learn about the Italian language and culture in an informal, practical, and interactive way. Our professional and well-experienced Italian tutors will help you to gain a solid foundation of the Italian language to communicate in Italian with simple vocabulary and basic sentences.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform!

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • ask someone their name and respond when someone asks you your name
  • spell your name
  • introduce yourself and others
  • greet others
  • ask someone how they are feeling and respond when people ask you how you are feeling
  • count in Italian
  • give and request personal details such as phone numbers and addresses
  • order and pay for food and drink at a bar or restaurant
  • ask simple questions (such as who... ? when... ? where... ? etc.)
  • say the days of the week and the months
  • speak about the weather and say the seasons
  • say the names of different countries and locations
  • ask for and tell the time
  • express things you like and dislike, and agreement and disagreement
  • book accommodation
  • ask where something is
  • use simple sentences based on your understanding of grammar fundamentals
  • manage language difficulties (“I don't understand”, “Could you speak more slowly please?” etc.)
  • demonstrate some knowledge about the geography of Italy and social customs in Italy

Ideal for

  • Beginners with no previous learning in Italian

Course content

Topics

  • Greetings and introducing oneself
  • Personal information
  • Numbers
  • At a bar or restaurant
  • Days of the week and months
  • Weather and seasons
  • Countries and nationalities
  • Likes and dislikes, agreement and disagreement
  • Accommodation
  • Asking for directions
  • The regions of Italy

Grammar

  • Alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns
  • Singular and plural
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Articles
  • Introduction to prepositions
  • “Tu” and “Lei” forms of address

Textbook

Please purchase the course textbook, which is used for beginners and level 2 classes.

Buongiorno Italia!
Joseph Cremona
Published: 2005
BBC
ISBN 9780563519454

You can purchase the textbook from Abbeys Bookstore (131 York Street, Sydney). It is close to the CBD campus.

We recommend purchasing your textbook after your course has been confirmed (usually within three working days of the proposed start). The textbook is not included in the enrolment fee. If you would like to inquire about the current price, please call Abbeys Bookstore on: (02) 9264 3111

Please bring to class

  • Textbook
  • Notebook and pen

Other Information

  • Enrol now in our beginners and level 2 courses and save 10%. Use our promotion code ‘GROUP10’ at the checkout. Please visit our discounts page for more information.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Good introductory course...

  • said: Good teacher, good environment.

  • said: Joe was very experienced and a lot of fun. I really enjoyed his style of teaching and would definitely do the next level Italian course (if I wasn't overseas!).

  • said: I loved how friendly and willing to help the teacher was!

  • said: Interaction with fellow students, practice sessions with tutor.

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