Italian Fast And Fun - Beginners A

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Italian Fast And Fun - Beginners A

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Course Description

Would you like a course where you listen, think and speak Italian from the word go?
Would you like to order your cafè in style, served with a dash of Italian culture?
Would you like to do this in a safe, fun and engaging environment?

Then this is the course for you:
The course is based on the Michel Thomas method and supplemented by audio visuals, writing and role play activities, and has 4 modules, which begins with:
Italian Fast and Fun - Beginners A and if you get the taste for Italian continues on with the following courses.
Italian Fast and Fun – Beginners B
Italian Fast and Fun – Beginners C
Italian Fast and Fun – Beginners D
Textbook purchase required – please see ‘What To Bring’ and 'Important Information'

What your course will cover

  • 100 most common italian words, a large number of common Italian verbs.
  • How to construct sentences from bite sized chunks
  • Italian spelling and pronunciation rules
  • Telephone texting conversation
  • Greeting and taking leave :Buon giorno buona sera ciao a dopo arrividerci arrividerla...
  • Asking and saying how you are: sono stanca, non molto bene, bene, non c'è male...
  • Giving & asking the times: Che ora è, sai l’ora? Sono le...
  • Asking name and age: Quanti anni hai, qual è il tuo nome?
  • Introduce yourself using 'I am'
  • Ordering food and drink at a bar
  • Talking about tastes: mi piace. . .
  • Buying tickets to sights italianissimo video
  • Use of question words

Language ‘hacks’ (language learning tips)

  • Cognates – recognition of latinate English words when presented with the Italian forms.
  • Deducing meaning from context
  • Look for Signpost words - (question words, time expressions, modal verbs)
  • Learning how to use 4 booster verbs: mi piace (interests) voglio (intentions) devo, (obligations), posso (possibilities)
  • Italian Sign language, and cultural indications

You will learn the following grammar and vocab:

  • Numbers from 0 – 100
  • Names of common relationship identifiers, eg: marito /sorella /amico/collega
  • Getting to know you – nationality, jobs, free time activities, adresses, telephone numbers
  • Definite and indefinite Article, masculine and feminine,
  • Noun/adjective agreement: il libro, i libri, sua penna, suo libro, brava persona, bel uomo
  • Present tense of common verbs: essere/stare, avere, andare, venire, piacere, potere,
  • Modal verbs – potere, dovere, volere
  • Infinitive form of 30 verbs.
  • Negative and interrogative forms, non, tu fai? che cosa fai?
  • Question words: Come? quale? quanto ? quando ?che ?cosa ?dove?
  • Prepositions and articulated prepositions, per, alle, di, dal, in nella etc.
  • You formal/informal: tu/Lei
  • Object, possessive and subject Pronouns: io tu lei noi voi loro, mio, mi, me, ci, etc.
  • This/ that/there is/there are: questo, quello, c'è, ci sono

What you can hope to achieve

  • Learn how to construct and understand simple sentences
  • Ask and answer simple questions and gain confidence in comunicating orally in Italia
  • Be able to order in a bar and buy tickets
  • Count, ask and tell the time and telephone numbers
  • Use present tense for most commonly used verbs, simple future for selected verbs
  • Gain an appreciation of shortcuts to language learning
  • A glimpse of italian culture and customs
  • Learn italian sign language!!
  • Learn how to recognise many latin derived words

What to bring

  • Textbook purchase - Dieci. Lezioni di italiano. A1 ISBN: 8861826318. Your tutor will discuss the purchase options for the text at the first lesson.
  • Pen and notebook for work done in class.
  • A folder for some work and handouts

Important information

  • Most language classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a book that may be of no use to you then please check the viability of your class with adult education before purchasing your text.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

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Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

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  • (03) 6165 5564

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