Italian Courses Winchester
Italian Beginner Course.
Tuesday evenings (6-7.30pm)
The Discovery Centre.
for complete beginners (A1)
Italian Intermediate Course.
Tuesday evenings (7.45-9.15pm)
The Discovery Centre.
September courses start week commencing 13th. 12-week course: £175
A1 : Beginner – no previous experience of learning Italian, a complete beginner’s course.
A1.2 : Beginner 2 – have studied a little Italian before, 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, 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
Topics: Holidays; public transport, Houses, talking about the past, invitations/suggestions, excuses, body and health, diet and habits, free time.
Grammar: Revision of verbs; present perfect, regular and irregular verbs (present perfect tense), past participles, imperative, reflexive verbs modal verbs, comparative.
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.
Topic: Topical and cultural issues, articles.
Grammar: Emerging grammar review and consolidation
*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)
Enjoy the delights of Italy with the benefit of communication. Our friendly, professional, qualified and experienced teachers aim to make learning Italian fun. Courses have aims and objectives in place to maximise your learning. Classes are informal and designed to be focussed on encouraging you to speak and communicate in Italian although all four skills will be practised (reading, listening, speaking and writing). Grammar and vocabulary is taught as a natural part of language progression. Learning takes place by a variety of media including; listening to audio excerpts, watching short video clips, reading stories and articles. You will learn grammar through practice exercises, both written and spoken. You are encouraged to practise by speaking in small groups.
Ciao! I am Ivi. Born in Sardinia, I started learning languages at the age of 7 and never stopped since. Studied languages (including Chinese) up to Master’s level and have lived in Italy, Vienna, China, and New Zealand. Generosity, being welcoming and communicative, are very typical features of my Italian heritage: and for me, teaching my own mother-tongue is strongly linked to my Italian cultural soul and in my rooted love for giving and sharing with my students the musicality and richness of my language and varied, beautiful, colourful culture. I still strongly preserve my ‘Italianity’– if you allow me the term – and always will. So much attached to the family and being so deeply rooted to my Mediterranean Sea culture, that I so love to teach.