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Intensive Week for Italian Beginners

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5 days

Part time


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Course Overview

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 and demonstrate confidence in using basic expressions in Italian. During the course we will cover: 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. However please do not buy a book before it has been confrmed that the course is running.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses


Career Opportunities

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