Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 103 (Level 3)

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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.

This course is the third in the first year program and is suitable for those who have completed 102 or 45 hours of recent face to face tuition. It focuses on expressions, socialising, asking questions and various cultural activities to further your listening, speaking and writing development. Grammatical themes cover more complex verb and sentence structures, allowing you to piece together the information you have learned in previous classes.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe members of their family.
  2. Shop for clothing.
  3. State their preferences.
  4. Begin to describe events in the past (using past tense).

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • La famiglia
  • Describing your morning routine
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Stating your preferences
  • Shopping for clothes
  • Describing how things used to be
  • Possessive adjectives with family, direct object pronouns, partitive, indirect object pronouns
  • Verbs-passato prossimo of reflexive verbs, imperfetto, future

Delivery

This course is 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 course Levels 101 to 104. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 9-12 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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.

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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. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

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