Italian Language Course – Elementary

£240

Italian language Course – Elementary (A2)

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

The A2 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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If you already have a basic knowledge of the language and can talk about yourself and other people, describe your everyday life and express likes and preferences, this course is for you. Build on what you already know as you learn how to talk about past experiences, give advice and orders, make hypotheses and interact with other Italian speakers with more confidence.

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:

  • describe clothes and accessories and talk to the shop assistants
  • talk about your childhood and past events
  • describe people and make comparisons
  • tell what you and other people can/can’t do
  • make an invitation, accept and refuse
  • talk about your free time and hobbies
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: clothes, accessories, colours, animals, people’s appearance and personality, public places

Grammar topics:

  • agreement article-noun-adjective
  • demonstrative adjectives questo and quello
  • imperfetto (e.g. andavo, mangiavi, eravamo)
  • introduction to the difference between passato prossimo and imperfetto
  • how to make comparisons
  • how to use sapere and potere
  • the present progressive (e.g. sto mangiando, stiamo leggendo)

Previous knowledge required:

  • how to use indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the present tense of regular verbs and main irregular verbs
  • how to ask and answer basic questions using dovecomequandoperchéquanto
  • talk about your daily routine: what time you do something and know how to use basic reflexive verbs (e.g. svegliarsialzarsivestirsi)
  • passato prossimo (including passato prossimo of reflexive verbs) and be able to talk about past experiences (e.g. siamo andati, mi sono svegliato)

Part 2

Objectives of the course:

  • describe and talk about Italy
  • describe a house and locate objects
  • make a wish, tell what you would do in a certain situation, give advice, ask something kindly
  • talk about your past experiences
  • engage in a conversation and express surprise and sorrow
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: public places, geography and traditions, typical food and drinks, holidays and means of transport, problems during a holiday

Grammar topics:

  • revision of direct object pronouns (mi, ti, lo, la, ci, vi, li, le)
  • direct object pronouns used with passato prossimo
  • adverbs of place and compound prepositions (e.g. sotto, dietro, di fronte alla, nel)
  • condizionale semplice (e.g. vorrei, mangerebbe, direste)
  • in-depth analysis of how to use passato prossimo and imperfetto
  • ci vuole and ci vogliono

Previous knowledge required:

  • how to use indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • days of the week, months, dates and time
  • the present tense of regular verbs and irregular verbs
  • talk about your daily routine: what time you do something and know how to use basic reflexive verbs (e.g. svegliarsialzarsivestirsi)
  • passato prossimo (including passato prossimo of reflexive verbs) and be able to talk about past experience (e.g. siamo andati, mi sono svegliato)
  • imperfetto (e.g. andavo, mangiavi, eravamo)

Part 3

Objectives of the course:

  • talk about food and eating habits
  • give orders, advice, and instructions
  • talk about your job
  • talk about future plans, resolutions and make predictions
  • talk about health problems and keeping healthy
  • recall past experiences
  • learn the vocabulary related to: food, eating habits, jobs and the world of work, body parts, health problems, sport, meeting people

Grammar topics:

  • imperative to give orders, advice, instructions
  • futuro semplice (e.g. lavorerò, mangerà, leggeranno)
  • irregular plural of nouns
  • revision of passato prossimo and imperfetto
  • passato prossimo of modal verbs (doverepoterevolere)
  • main conjunctions
  • stare per + infinitives vs stare + gerund (e.g. stavo per uscire vs stavo uscendo)

Previous knowledge required:

  • how to use indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the present tense of regular verbs and irregular verbs
  • talk about your daily routine: what time you do something and know how to use reflexive verbs (e.g. svegliarsi, alzarsi, vestirsi)
  • direct and indirect pronouns (mi, ti, ci, vi,lolalilegli)
  • how to use passato prossimo and imperfetto and be able to talk about past experiences
  • condizionale semplice (e.g. vorrebbefaremmosarei)