Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This beginners Italian course is ideal for anyone preparing for travel. You will learn basic greetings, how to express likes and dislikes, and how to travel by bus and train. Grammatical elements are also introduced, and you will start to work on your speaking and listening skills. Noun, article and prepositions use are introduced as well as basic pronunciation, writing and reading skills.

No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Outcomes

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

  • introduce yourself and greet others at an initial meeting
  • denote possession
  • register at the reception of a hotel
  • make a short personal presentation
  • denote employment and place of work
  • enrol in a language course.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself and others
  • Pronunciation and spelling
  • Nouns and adjectives - (singular and plural)
  • Regular verbs ending in -are and essere (to be), avere (to have), fare (to do or to make)
  • Articles – definite and indefinite
  • Introduction to prepositions
  • The use of the courtesy form

Intended audience

Suitable for beginner A1 level students. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops, where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

The prescribed textbook is available in two versions. You are welcome to purchase either version.

Dieci A1 – Alma edizioni – Book + DVD by Naddeo & Orlandino (ISBN 9788861826311)

Dieci A1 – Alma edizioni – Book + eBook by Naddeo & Orlandino (ISBN: 9788861826762)

The prescribed text is used for levels 101 to 201. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 0-2 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to five days prior to commencement.

Suggested textbook suppliers

booktopia
booktopia.com.au

Language Book Centre
languagebooks.com.au

Take your enrolment confirmation and a copy of this page to the Language Book Centre to receive a 10% discount off the price of the recommended text.

Please note that in some cases, our suggested supplier may not stock your prescribed text. Please check stock availability prior to signing up for any membership.

Please note

Selected courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • The tutor was an enthusiastic teacher, with lots of character and passion which makes the learning so much more fun and easy. Every lesson we would be tested individually on what we had learnt previously. I believe, this was an integral part of our learning and moving forward.

  • Such a wonderful teacher. I came to class after working a 9-hour day and still felt engaged throughout the whole class due to the energetic nature and teaching style.

  • The tutor is a very good and confident language teacher who makes the class lively and interesting.

  • The tutor was really experienced and encouraged everyone to develop with confidence, it was enjoyable learning not a painful chore and the results were impressive.

  • Our tutor was fantastic. They were engaging and had us speaking Italian right from the beginning. I have learnt a lot and had a fantastic time.

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  • The tutor was really experienced and encouraged everyone to develop with confidence, it was enjoyable learning not a painful chore and the results were impressive.
  • The tutor was absolutely FABULOUS and helped us to understand Italian so well. The teaching style was clear, personable and friendly. The classes were really fun and we learnt so much every lesson!
  • The tutor was an enthusiastic teacher, with lots of character and passion which makes the learning so much more fun and easy. Every lesson we would be tested individually on what we had learnt previously. I believe, this was an integral part of our learning and moving forward.
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