Italian Fast and Fun - Beginners B

Course Description

Would you like a course where you listen, think and speak in Italian from the word go?
Would you like to shop Italian Style, book your airline ticket, organise your Italian holiday?
Do you have a smattering of italian vocabulary and grammar?
Would you like to do this in a safe, fun and engaging environment? Then Italian Fast and Fun B – Andiamo is for you.

This course is a contination of Italian Fast and Fun A – Pronto and is based on the Michel Thomas method and supplemented by audio visuals, writing and role play activities.
Anyone who has any experience in Italian could potentially do this course, so if you think you might fit into this category, contact Adult Education before enrolling and we will put you in touch with the tutor for further information. The learning with continue with our other courses.
Italian Fast and Fun C – Primi Passi
Italian Fast and Fun D – Sempre Avanti

Textbook purchase required – please see ‘What To Bring’ and 'Important Information'

What your course will cover

  • 200 most common italian words, a large number of common Italian verbs.
  • How to construct sentences from bite sized chunks
  • Review of Italian spelling and pronunciation rules
  • Furthering of knowledge of italian culture, through video and textbook material.
  • Review spelling and pronunciation
  • Introductions – introducing yourself, family and friends
  • Giving and asking dates and times, days of the week, seasons, and months of the year
  • Talking about the weather
  • Booking a room in a hotel
  • Making air travel and accomodation plans and booking an airline ticket.
  • Ordering in bar and restaurant,
  • Asking and giving directions
  • Shopping for clothes and bargaining in street market
  • Describing your extended family
  • Expressions on the telephone

Language ‘hacks’ (language learning tips)

  • Further study of cognates, and practice at recognising them
  • Deducing meaning from context
  • Revision of Using visual markers; signpost words; connector words to deduce meaning
  • Review of Italian sign language, and cultural indications
  • the rephrasing technique for talking your way through complicated sentences
  • use your hidden moments to get Italian immersion for the long term.

You will learn the following grammar

  • Numbers from 0 – 1,000
  • Ordinal numbers, decimal notation.
  • Clothing lexis and shopping terminology
  • Present and simple past tense, the conditional form of selected verbs
  • Imperative
  • Getting to know your vocabulary
  • Revision of Articles; prepositions and articulated prepositions

What you can hope to achieve

  • Make small talk and simple conversations in Italian
  • Be able to send e-mails and whatsapp messages
  • Be able to use italian decimal notation
  • Learn a little more about Italian culture
  • Gain more confidence in using and producing 'travel functions'

What to bring

  • Textbook purchase - Please contact Adult Education or your tutor for details of the text.
  • 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

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at:, or contact the adult education team: This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

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

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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