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Italian Beginners

Italian Beginners

Level X

Course Overview

Part Time

Are you interested in finding out more about Italian language and culture? Do you enjoy holidaying in Italy, and want to get by in the language? Do you have family or friends who live there and speak the language? Do you have a holiday home there, or maybe you are thinking of buying one. Then this is the course for you.

This course is suitable for students who have never studied Italian before or who studied the language years ago and want to go back to the basics.

During the Spring and Summer term students will:

• Study the vocabulary of everyday topics which will enable them to get by when travelling to the country and to communicate on a simple level with local people
• Be introduced to simple but authentic and real reading texts
• Become familiar with the basic rules of grammar, enabling them to create simple sentences independently and to produce simple pieces of writing such as postcards & informal emails
• Through the study of the language, become familiar with many aspects of life and culture

By the end of the course: Students will have studied a selection of the following topics:

• Greetings, goodbyes and other social expressions
• Family and personal details
• Numbers, dates, time, colours
• Where I live / my home
• Work and daily routine
• Free time and hobbies / likes and dislikes
• Out and about (in the cafe/restaurant, directions, shopping, booking a room in a hotel)

Students will become familiar with grammatical structures such as:

• Gender (masculine, feminine)
• The present tense of regular and some irregular verbs.
• Question and negative forms
• Agreement of Adjectives

On the first evening you do not need to bring anything more than pen and paper and the willingness to try out the language.

  • Our leisure classes are for those aged 19 (as at 31st August of the academic year) or over.

    There are no entry requirements for the Beginners Course. All that is required is enthusiasm and a willingness to put in regular study outside the classroom. 

  • If students complete the Beginners Course successfully, provided there is sufficient interest, they can move on to the next level.

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To register your interest, please call Student Services on 0345 1 55 2020

Italian Beginners

What You Will Pay

British and European Union students

You will pay


for your course

Your course could be free of charge as you may be eligible for financial support to help pay your tuition fees, travel, exams, materials or childcare.

When you enrol you’ll need to pay any course fees for the first year, which you can do by direct debit, cash, debit card or credit card.

Please contact us for more information.

0345 155 2020

To register your interest, please call Student Services on 0345 1 55 2020

Many businesses work with companies abroad, or have branches in other countries. This gives speakers of multiple languages an advantage when it comes to working with larger companies and organizations.

We have courses in French, German, Spanish, and other languages for use in business and socializing. You might end up working for a global investment firm, or as a translator for the police!

Please note, all Language courses (excluding British Sign Language) are roll on courses, which involves students enrolling from one term to the next, building on the knowledge and skills learnt in the previous term. In exceptional circumstances and at the tutor’s discretion, it may be possible to join in-year, if there is already a foundation of language learning at the relevant level.

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