When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Anna Vitale
  • Course Code W23HMSJ03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Get to grips with the basics of the language (e.g. personal information, numbers, professions, family, hobbies, shopping, give and understand directions, find your way around etc.). This course is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to refresh their knowledge of the basics. (Level A1-A2)

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use common verbs in the present tense
  • Understand and give directions (“Go to the post office, cross the street, then turn right”…)
  • Talk about work and hobbies and give opinion (I like/I don't like)
  • Order food at a restaurant


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Practise speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Write basic single words and short sentences, e.g. gap-filling, grammar exercises. Practice your listening and speaking skills through pair work, group work, role plays and games. Follow and give simple presentations. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.

    Entry requirements

    We recommend that you achieve the learning outcomes of Italian Stage 1 Term 1 or the equivalent of 18-20 hours before enrolling for this course. Also suitable if you learnt Italian some time ago and would like to start again at near beginner’s level.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time.

    What you need

    Nuovo Espresso 1 (published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version) and a bilingual dictionary

    What you can do next

    Italian Stage 1 Unit 3