Course Overview

Italian is probably the language most linked to the world of art and culture. You can find Italian influence in all major areas of life and culture: from painting arts to architecture, from literature to music, from design to food and wine… Learn Italian from our native teachers to truly connect with the locals and cities on your next holiday!

We offer Beginner classes which will cover grammar, speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a basic level.

24 hours of lessons

Interactive smartboards

Qualified, native teachers

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso: Libro studente 1

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Saying hello and goodbye
  • Introducing yourself
  • Nationality
  • The Italian alphabet
  • Numbers (1-100)
  • Days of the week + months of the year
  • Address and telephone number
  • Apologising
  • Ordering food and drink at a bar and paying
  • Reading a simple menu
  • Some Italian recipes
  • Asking and telling the time
  • Everyday routine
  • Expressing frequency
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Booking a table at a restaurant
  • Understanding simple directions
  • Expressing agreement/ disagreement
  • Hobbies and leisure activities
  • Colours

Grammar

  • Personal subject pronouns
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Nouns
  • Adjectives
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Interrogatives
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • The verbs sapere and potere
  • More about the verb piacere
  • Prepositions in and a
  • The adverb fa
  • More interrogatives
  • The agreement noun/adjective (plural)
  • Direct object pronouns
  • The particle ne
  • The expressions c’è/ci sono
  • The verbs venire and volere

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso: Libro studente 2

Topics & Vocabulary

  • Introducing someone
  • Talking about one’s language learning experience
  • Expressing one’s preferences and opinions
  • Giving explanation for one’s choices.
  • Asking information about train timetables and tickets
  • Understanding a train timetable
  • Buying a train ticket at a railway station
  • Expressing a wish
  • Giving a suggestion
  • Asking for something in a polite way
  • Describing clothing
  • Talking about past habits and lifestyles
  • Making comparisons between the past and the present
  • Making a survey about one’s preferences about fashion
  • Taking part to a radio interview
  • Telling a story
  • Describing past habits
  • Talking about one’s past wishes and aspirations
  • Expressing one’s likes and dislikes about music
  • Vocabulary related to music

Grammar

  • Revision: the verb piacere + Infinitive
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • The verb interessare
  • The expressions mi piace di più/di meno
  • The relative superlative
  • The verbs volerci and bisogna
  • The present conditional
  • Qualche
  • The adverbs ending in –mente
  • The imperfect tense
  • The comparatives (regular forms)
  • The use of the preposition da
  • The use of Present Perfect and Imperfect
  • The relative pronoun che

* Please note there may be slight content variations at the discretion of the teacher. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students’ interests.

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Course Dates

27th September 2021 – 7th February 2022

Holiday breaks:
25th October 2021 – 29th October 2021
20th December 2021 – 7th January 2022