Intensive Week for Italian Beginners
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About this course
This short course is designed for absolute beginners or for those who know only a few words. It provides the ideal introduction to conversational Italian, covering the basic situations you would encounter as a tourist. It is suitable if you want to learn for fun or if you intend to continue your study. There will also be some reading and writing activities.
What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with basic speaking and listening skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will increase your confidence to 'have a go' when you are abroad.

On completion you should be able to:

  • Understand and participate in simple conversations in everyday situations
  • Demonstrate confidence in using basic expressions in Italian
  • Demonstrate some knowledge of the culture of Italian-speaking countries
  • Feel inspired to continue studying the Italian language and culture.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Talking about yourself and family
  • Using numbers and understanding prices
  • Ordering drinks and snacks
  • Shopping for food
  • Finding your way around
  • Visiting the pharmacy/doctor
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications
There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
Additional costs and information

You should buy a copy of Talk Italian for this course. This is a BBC publication, available from most well-known bookshops and online booksellers.

You may wish to bring some small change for tea/coffee refreshments.

What could I do next?

You may wish to enrol on our Italian Intermediate, Advanced and Beyond Advanced courses to further develop your skills.

You might also be interested in learning another language, with courses here at Wiltshire College including French, German, Spanish and Russian.