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12-week course: £140
courses start week commencing 6th January 2020.
A1 : Beginner – no previous experience of learning Italian, a complete beginner’s course.
A1.2 : Beginner 2 – have studied a little Italian, can conjugate basic verbs in the present tense, form simple sentences and know vocabulary for everyday situations.
A2 : Pre-Intermediate – can conjugate verbs in the present tense, have seen past and future tenses and know enough vocabulary to form sentences and hold a simple conversation.
B1 : Intermediate – can conjugate verbs in the present, past and future tenses and can hold a conversation in Italian.
*Course Content– typical areas of focus are:
Beginner Download example syllabus
Topics: Greetings & introductions, family, nationalities, jobs, days/numbers/months, giving directions, food, daily routine.
Grammar: Alphabet & pronunciation, regular and irregular verbs (present tense), singular and plural nouns, adjectives, personal pronouns, negation, present progressive tense.
Beginner 2 Download example syllabus
Topic: Food, travelling, describing places, house, seasons, shopping & going out, fashion, activities, cooking.
Grammar: Prepositions and articles, possessive adjectives, present perfect and past participle, direct object pronoun, imperative mood,
Pre-Intermediate Download example syllabus
Topic: Finding information about the city, describing a house, planning an activity.
Grammar: Future tense, reflexive verbs, preposizioni semplici e articolate, adverbs.
Intermediate Download example syllabus
Topic: Parlare delle vacanze, Facoltà universitarie e relative figure professionali, Prenotare una camera d’albergo, La storia di Roma, Parlare delle proprie abitudini per viver sano.
Grammar: Pronomi relativi, superlativo relativo & assoluto, Passato remoto – verbi regolari & irregolari.
*Please note, course content will vary depending on course teacher and course book content.
No refunds are given for classes not attended once a course has begun (Courses can be cancelled and refunded up to 5 days before their start)
I am a native Italian speaker, also fluent in English and Spanish. I was always passionate about languages, and took a Master’s Degree in Modern Languages in Italy and then decided to move to the UK where I have taught Italian for adults at Portsmouth College and offered Italian and Spanish private tuition. I studied for the PTTLS qualification during this time. After a break to look after her children I am now enjoying teaching at Language Class.
I am a native Italian Teacher with a MA in Teaching Italian as a second language, and extensive experience in teaching students of all ages, from Primary school to University. I combine comprehensive grammatical structures with interactive activities. I also try to minimize English speaking during the lessons. I give homework exercises, and my lessons are intermixed with grammar, conversation, customs and traditions. My goal is to make certain that each student finds learning Italian exciting!
I am a qualified and experienced native teacher of Italian. I currently spend most of my time teaching Italian and French to kids in a secondary school and I like being constantly up-to-date on teaching methodologies. Passionate about languages and diversity, I developed a specific know-how in motivating and orienting students, as well as in detecting their personal needs in language learning. In my classes, the student is the real manager of his own learning, starting from his goals, passions, skills and weaknesses. I love making my lessons fun and interactive so everyone can benefit from using the language in a positive and stimulating environment.