Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Conversation Course: Parliamo Insieme

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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 offers participants the opportunity to further improve their language skills through lively discussion on a diverse range of topics including film, literature, music and current affairs. It uses group discussions and individual presentation by the students on various topics (culture, society, environment, etc., as well as current affairs) to build on the competencies achieved in previous levels. It will allow the students to practice and skills through a wide variety of activities. This is an advanced class which focuses on fluency and conversation but, at the same time, revises any grammatical/syntactical point when necessary.


This course covers the following topics:

  • Italian culture (film, literature and musci)
  • Italian society
  • The environment etc.
  • Italian current affairs


This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Suitable for

Requires participants to be reasonably able to converse in Italian on a variety of topics.

Prescribed text

Text and resources will be confirmed in class.

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.


  • Expert trainer
  • Small class size (~20 max)
  • Central location

Language courses are offered in four terms each year, approximately in January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • Excellent conversion course where everyone gets a chance to report on their research homework and also discuss general happenings during the week. The tutor also throws in the occasional narrative on Italian history and culture and we also get the chance to view and dissect Italian movies and documentaries. All this lends to each individual improving their italian language skills.