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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!