Italian - First Steps - Part One

Is this the right course for me?

Yes - if you have NEVER studied Italian before and would now like to take the first steps. This course provides an introduction to learning the language and will suit you if you want to have lots of opportunities to practise speaking and understanding Italian. The course is linked to the Breakthrough (first) stage of the Languages Ladder.

What will I learn?

You will learn to understand, speak and read enough basic Italian to experience the fun and challenge of learning a new language.

The vocabulary covered will be based on some of the everyday situations you might encounter on a first visit to an Italian speaking country e.g. greeting people and introducing yourself, talking about your job and nationality, ordering drinks and snacks in a café.

By the end of the course you will be able:

  • to repeat/say/understand basic phrases e.g. greetings
  • to give and understand simple information concerning numbers and prices
  • to understand short verbal instructions
  • to recognize and read out basic words and phrases. Conjugation of basic verbs such as: to be, to have, to go

How will I learn?

You will learn in a group of no more than 16 people. The emphasis will be on speaking and understanding the language so expect the main language of the classroom to be Italian. You will be taking part in simple everyday conversations, role play and games and will be given handouts. You may have the opportunity to learn via PowerPoint and the internet.

Will I gain a qualification?

You will be taking your first steps on the Languages Ladder and may gain a certificate in one or more skills (optional). Ask your tutor for more details about the scheme.

What can I do next?

You will be able to continue your studies after half term on Italian - First Steps - Part Two.

Can I talk to someone about my course before I start it?

If you would like more information about this course, please email Philip Allsop, Curriculum Manager for Languages.

Apply online here for this course.