Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 104 (Level 4)

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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/A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course builds upon the previous three terms work whilst preparing you for the second year Italian program. It covers various elements of food, such as traditional dishes and cafe visits, and various games and city locations. Learnt speaking, listening and writing skills are consolidated and further expanded to cover the use of pronouns, ordinal numbers and various expressions of quantity.


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

  • use vocabulary relating to grocery shopping
  • state your preferences
  • shop for clothes
  • describe the past (using past tense)
  • talk about your childhood.


This course will cover the following topics:

  • shopping for groceries
  • stating your preferences
  • shopping for clothes
  • expression one’s opinion on various topics
  • taking about one’s childhood
  • describing how things used to be
  • imperfetto, future
  • direct and indirect pronouns
  • present conditional (regular and irregular forms).

Intended audience

Suitable for A1/A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 103 or who have completed 70 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 201. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 10-12 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


Language Book Centre

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.


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

Apply for the language repeat discount.

What others say.

  • Learning Italian at this level is challenging but the tutor developed an understanding of both group and individual strengths and would present the class in an interactive and sensitive way, that helped us not only develop our understanding of the syllabus at hand but also a thirst to learn more laterally about Italian culture and history.

  • Our teacher was excellent and kept us engaged throughout the lesson. I’m about to use all I’ve learnt on a trip to Italy, and hope to re-join the class on my return.

  • The best teacher ever. Patient, dedicated and makes all their lessons a delight.

  • I found this course challenging and enriching. We were given the opportunity to talk and our understanding was extended beyond the text book. An excellent teacher.

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