This course will take place online. We are running an introductory offer on all beginners' language sessions, with 25% off this course at Full £146 / Conc. £110
The course covers the four skills (speaking, reading, listening, and writing). It is taught through tutor-led activities, pair and group work, role-playing, and independent research as part of homework.
Who is this course for?
This course is for absolute beginners.
Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required.
Will I need any equipment or materials?
This course will be held via Zoom. You need a computer/laptop or mobile phone to access the Zoom website, and a reliable internet connection. For further information on how to join a Zoom meeting, you can watch the joining video here.
Please bring a pen and paper for making notes, or use your computer/laptop.
The tutor may ask you to purchase Nuovo Espresso 1 by Luciana Ziglio, Giovanna Rizzo (ISBN 9788861823174 [with the DVD]) (ISBN : 9788861823181 [book only]), but please wait until the first class to confirm this with them.
Are there any follow-on courses I can take?
Where possible, we will always aim to offer students the opportunity to progress in their learning. The next level after this course is Italian Level 1: Module B.
Will I be assessed?
There is no formal assessment for courses at Bishopsgate Institute. However, to monitor your learning and progress, tutors will assess your participation in classroom activities.
You will learn
By the end of this course, you will have covered:
- Exchanging personal information
- Greeting people
- Asking and giving time
- Ordering food and drinks in cafes and restaurants
- Talking about things to do in the spare time
- Likes and dislikes.
Meet the Tutor
Evi Campetella teaches Italian at all levels. She has a Degree in Humanities and an MA in teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from Perugia University. She also holds a PGCE in Adult Education from the University of Westminster. She has taught Italian at Perugia University and at the Italian Institute of Culture in Madrid and Prague. Currently she teaches at some of the major adult education colleges and institutions in London (University of Westminster, City Lit, Bishopsgate Institute and Morley College). She is examiner for Edexcel A Level and GCSE Italian.
- Introduce oneself
- Singular personal pronouns (Io, tu, Lei)
- Present tense of verbs (essere, chiamarsi)
- Questions (che cosa significa? come si dice?...)
- The alphabet and some sounds /c/ /g/
- Greetings (formal/informal)
- Ask and give personal information (name, nationality)
- Present tense of verb stare
- Adjectives of nationalities (italiano, inglese,…)
- Numbers (0-20)
- Preposition di
- Ask and give personal information (telephone number, address)
- Positive and negative sentences
- Present tense of verb avere
- Singular definite articles (il, la, lo)
- Singular indefinite articles (un, una)
- Possessives (mio, tuo)
- Ask and give personal information (age, languages)
- Singular nouns
- Regular verbs in ARE (parlare, abitare, lavorare)
- Numbers (0-100)
- Ask and give personal information (profession)
- Introduce someone
- Feminine/masculine of professions
- Prepositions in, a
- Present tense of verb fare
- Plural nouns (food, drinks)
- Plural definite articles (i, le, gli)
- Regular verbs in ERE (prendere)
- Ask for drinks in a bar
- Order food in a restaurant
- Ask politely
- Present tense of verbs (preferire and volere)
- Ask for the bill
- Make a reservation
- Talk about spare time activities
- Present tense of verbs (giocARE, leggERE, dormIRE)
- Regular verbs in IRE (dormire)
- Present tense of verbs (andare, uscire)
- Talk about frequency
- Adverbs of frequency (sempre, non...mai, qualche volta)
- Days of the week
- Talk about preferences
- Present tense of verb piacere (mi piace, mi piacciono)
- Prepositions (a, in , con)
- Ask and give the time
- Express agreement and disagreement
Need to Know
- 18:00 – 20:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Evi Campetella
- Max Students
- No. of Sessions
- Course Code