Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 102 (Level 2)

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If you want to learn to speak Italian, our Italian classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Italian language and culture. Learn Italian the smart way with Italian courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

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

This course is the second in the first year program. It expands on the introductory material covered in Italian Course 101 whilst covering topics such as: how to tell the time, how to give and receive directions and expressing oneself. Grammatical development is further emphasised through various speaking, listening and writing exercises.

Outcomes

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

  • tell the time
  • reserve a room at a hotel
  • give and receive directions
  • describe people, places and various goods and services
  • describe your daily activities.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • describing people and places
  • telling the time
  • days of the week
  • getting a hotel room
  • giving and receiving directions
  • basic skills for shopping
  • describing your day
  • introduction to using the past tense
  • introduction to adjectives, noun-adjective agreement, prepositions of place, some adverbs, possessive adjectives
  • verbs – passato prossimo, present tense reflexives.

Intended Audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Italian 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

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

Prescribed Text

New Italian Espresso – Beginner & Pre-Intermediate – Textbook + DVD by Butrini & Graziani.
(ISBN 978-88-6182-354-9)

This textbook is used for levels 101 to 104. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 5-8 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Recommended supplementary text

Italian Grammar 4e (Schaum’s Outline) by Germano & Schmitt.
(ISBN for fourth edition: 978-00-7182-360-9)

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

Suggested Textbook Suppliers

The Co-op Bookshop
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Language Book Centre
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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 Language and Culture 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.

What others say.

  • Thank you to our tutor for wonderful classes. We learn and laugh in equal measures thanks to your light, assured touch.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in this class and highly recommend it to anyone considering Italian lessons. A fantastic teacher who has an excellent understand of the Italian language. I particularly enjoyed the convivial atmosphere and open forum for discussion which enabled us to cover topics beyond the standard course work. Throughout the course I was able to further develop my language skills and look forward to continuing this journey.

  • An excellent, professional teacher who stretched us and made the class enjoyable. I learned much more this year.

  • The tutor was excellent and very helpful. They challenged us to improve and were very happy to explain anything we had problems with and were happy to go back and revise.

Italian Course 102 (Level 2)

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What others say.

  • Leart more than I thought I would. An absolutely brilliant coure - enjoyed every second.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my experience in this class and highly recommend it to anyone considering Italian lessons. A fantastic teacher who has an excellent understanding of the Italian language. I was able to further develop my language skills and look forward to continuing this journey.
  • The tutor was great - grazie for another engaging semester!