Italian Fast and Fun C - Primi Passi

Course Description

Would you like a course where you listen, think and speak in Italian from the word go?
Would you like to make small talk, navigate, describe people and personalities in Italian?
Would you like to do this in a safe, fun and engaging environment?
Then Italian Fast and Fun C – Primi Passi is for you.

This course is a continuation of Italian Fast and Fun B – Andiamo.

  • 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.

This course will further equip the traveller with useful phrases for asking directions, booking rooms and apartments, shopping, describing people and places.
Want more then the learning will continue in Italian Fast and Fun D – Sempre Avanti.

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

What your course will cover

  • 300 most common italian words, a large number of common Italian verbs.
  • How to construct sentences from bite sized chunks
  • Making comparisons between life in Australia and life in Italy
  • Talking about distances and times
  • Making polite requests

Language ‘hacks’ (language learning tips)

  • Repeated viewing and retelling of video clips
  • Use of song gapfills to learn common expressions and colloquial parlance
  • Placing the verb before the noun to ‘italianise’ discourse.
  • Making personal statements with new language learnt
  • Constructing ‘spida grams’ for memorising vocabulary

You will learn the following grammar

  • Comparative forms
  • Likes and dislikes and expressing preferences
  • Passato remoto and future tense
  • Revision of possessive and reflexive pronouns, use of object pronouns, eg: ti abbiamo dato il libro = telo abbiamo dato.
  • use of conjunctions: piuttosto, però, nonostante etc.

What you can hope to achieve

  • Extend the range of your conversation topics.
  • Extend use of tenses
  • Include more complex sentence structure through use of conjunctions
  • Improve listening skills
  • Gain awareness of 'authentic language'
  • Continue to gain confidence in expressing oneself in the language
  • Use of conditional to make polite requests.

What to bring

  • Textbook purchase – Facilissimo : corso rapido di lingua italiana: Libro + CD Audio. Mixed Media Product. Publisher: Alma Edizioni (June 2014) ISBN: 9788861823297 (available through many online sources. Please contact Adult Education or your tutor for suggestions)
  • 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: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/enrolling, or contact the adult education team: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact. 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: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact.

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 5600

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre http://www.libraries.tas.gov.au/locations

Terms and Conditions

Go to: http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/policies or contact the adult education team:
http://adulteducation.libraries.tas.gov.au/contact