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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Evi Campetella
  • Course Code W23HMSJ03E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills so that you can begin communicating quickly in Italian. This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to take part in simple conversations. You'll learn the necessary vocabulary and grammar to take part in simple conversations, and you'll lay the groundwork for future learning.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • introduce yourself
  • exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
  • order food at a restaurant
  • talk about leisure activities
  • express likes and dislikes


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course is characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.

    Entry requirements

    Stage 1 module 1 course - no previous knowledge of Italian required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

    What you need

    Based on Chapters 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (published by Alma Edizioni - Italian version).

    What you can do next

    Italian Stage 1 Unit 2