Italian Course: Beginners Level 1 - Sydney Short Courses

Italian Course: Beginners Level 1

What you'll learn

Learn to speak Italian with our Italian language short courses online & 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 online beginners Italian 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Italian beginners 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
  • Say please and thank you
  • Apologise
  • Count in Italian
  • Ask someone their phone number and respond when someone asks you your phone number
  • Order and pay for food and drink at a bar or restaurant
  • Ask where something is and understand directions given
  • Say the days of the week
  • Ask where someone is from and respond when someone asks you where you are from
  • 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

Course content

What will be covered in this Italian beginners course?


  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Personal information
  • Saying please and thank you 
  • Apologising
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • At a bar or restaurant
  • Asking for directions
  • The regions of Italy


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

Intended audience

Who is this Italian beginners course for?

This course is for beginners with no previous experience learning Italian.

Course venue

Online via Zoom

  • Zoom details will be emailed to you with your enrolment confirmation.
  • Requirement: A device and stable internet connection.

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Textbook (optional)
  • Notebook and pen


Please purchase the textbook below for your learning.

Buongiorno Italia!
Joseph Cremona
Published: 2005
ISBN: 9780563519454

You can purchase the textbook from Abbey's Bookshop (131 York St, Sydney NSW 2000).

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 Abbey's Bookshop on 02 9264 3111.

Additional information

Please note the following:

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Course tutors

Claudio has taught with Sydney Community College for over 20 years in a range of subjects. During his studies he acquired a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Bachelor of Music; performance....

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