Italian Language Course – Beginners

£240

Italian language Course – Beginners (A1)

Choose the course you want from the drop-down menu.

The A1 Level is divided into 3 parts (15 sessions each) and lasts all year. At the end of all three parts you will complete the level.

Check the course dates and content carefully to make sure you enrol on the right programme for you.

Please complete the mandatory Italian language test to find out your level before enrolling.

Enrolments will close 48hrs before the start date/time of each course.

The advertised times are UK times.

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Learn Italian from scratch. Learn the basics of the language: talk about yourself and other people, describe your everyday life, interact with Italians in everyday situations and express your tastes and likes.

To join any of our courses, please make sure you complete the mandatory Italian language test to find out your level.

You will be asked to purchase a textbook to support your studies. The book we recommend and follow is available on Amazon clicking the link below and will cover Part 1, 2 and 3. If you purchase the book and the course does not run, we will not reimburse the cost you incurred.

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Part 1

Objectives of the course:

  • interact with your teacher and your classmates
  • ask how to pronounce, spell, or say something
  • greet people, introduce yourself and introduce someone else
  • order something in a café
  • describe places in town
  • talk about your free time and how often you do something
  • ask and answer basic questions

Vocabulary you will learn:

  • useful sentences to talk to your teacher and classmates
  • alphabet
  • nations and nationalities
  • professions
  • numbers up to 100
  • days of the week, months, dates
  • how to read money and prices
  • vocabulary related to the café and the restaurant, the city, free time and hobbies

Grammar topics:

  • gender and number: masculine, feminine, singular and plural of nouns and adjectives
  • introduction to present tense: most important regular and irregular verbs
  • how to ask questions
  • introduction to articles
  • adverbs of frequency
  • introduction to piacere (like)
  • how to use c’è and ci sono

Previous knowledge required:

  • None

Part 2

Objectives of the course:

  • talk about yourself and ask and answer basic questions
  • talk about free time and holidays
  • talk about what you like and you prefer
  • simply talk about your family
  • book a room in a hotel
  • give simple directions
  • talk about your past experiences
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: restaurant, holidays and free time, family members, hotel, directions in town

Grammar topics:

  • revision of gender, number, and indefinite articles (un, uno, una, un’)
  • definite articles (il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the verb piacere (like)
  • revision of c’è and ci sono
  • revision and extension of the present tense
  • introduction to modal verbs in the present tense (doverepoterevolere)
  • introduction to possessive adjectives with family members
  • introduction to the past tense (passato prossimo)

Previous knowledge required:

  • numbers 0-100
  • tell your name, age and simply talk about what you do in your free time and how often
  • gender and number of nouns: masculine, feminine, singular and plural
  • how to use indefinite articles: ununounaun’
  • how to use dovecomequando

Part 3

Objectives of the course:

  • talk about yourself and ask and answer basic questions
  • talk about free time and holidays
  • talk about your everyday routine
  • talk about your family
  • talk about your past experiences
  • book a table at the restaurant
  • talk about traditions, bank holidays and habits in different countries
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: everyday routine, family members (part 2), the supermarket, the restaurant, bank holidays and traditions

Grammar topics:

  • prepositions of time
  • reflexive verbs (e.g. svegliarsi, alzarsi, vestirsi)
  • possessive adjectives (e.g. mio, i tuoi, le nostre)
  • revision and extension of the past tense
  • direct object pronouns (lo, la, li, le)
  • indirect object pronouns (mi, ti, gli, le, ci, vi, gli)

Previous knowledge required:

  • numbers 0-100
  • briefly introduce yourself: tell your name, age, profession
  • gender and number of nouns: masculine, feminine, singular and plural
  • how to use indefinite and definite articles: ununounaun’illol’laiglile
  • mi piace and mi piacciono
  • the present tense and talk about what you do in your free time
  • know how to ask and answer basic questions using dovecomequandoperchéchi
  • the past tense (passato prossimo) and simply talk about past experiences (e.g. what you did over the weekend or during your last holiday)