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Beginners Italian Course and classes (A1)

Beginner Italian Courses in Auckland, Hamilton & Wellington (A1)

Learn Italian in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington with our fun immersion 8 week Beginners Italian language courses (A1) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In the beginners Italian A1 language courses you will learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and thingshe/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

You will start speaking Italian in the 1st class!

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2.

The formal CEFR objectives for A1 are :

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic Italian phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others in and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly in Italian and is prepared to help.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

Listening skills
Identify very basic information in very familiar situations provided the speakers talk slowly and clearly and are willing to help:

  • Numbers
  • Presentation of people (name, age, address, profession, nationality)
  • Daily routines
  • Simple questions in the present

Speaking skills

Interact in a very simple way in very familiar situations provided the other speaker is willing to repeat or rephrase and help them formulate what they are trying to say:

  • Establish social contact: greetings and farewells; introductions; giving thanks.
  • Introduce themselves and other people (first name, surname, age, profession, nationality);
  • Count in Italian
  • Ask simple questions in the present (who, what, where, when, how, how much)
  • Initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics (make an appointment (day + time), apologize for coming late, accept or refuse invitations, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics)
  • State that they don't understand, ask for repetition, and ask someone to speak more slowly
  • Produce information about their immediate environment and their everyday life (place they live, describe their flat/house);
  • Describe their daily routine using simple vocabulary

Reading skills

Read very short, simple texts picking up familiar names, words, basic phrases and simple sentences and rereading as required;

  • Scan for information in simple text, such as a map, diagram, advertisement, chart, application form, ID card or calendar, bus schedule;
  • Identify information about people and places (place of residence, age, etc.) in simple text when reading very slowly

Writing skills

Produce very short simple texts related to very familiar topics such as personal details:

  • Fill in forms with personal details for example entering name, nationality and address, age,date of birth, on a registration form;
  • write short simple texts related to familiar topics in the present (e.g. short autobiographical text)

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (2009) : Corso multimediale di lingua e civilt√† italiana: Livello elementare (A1-A2). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs
  • Available App with the text, audios and videos at Google play & Apple App stores.
  • Free downloadable chapters: Unit 0, Unit 1 & Unit 2
  • Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT..

Duration:

  • Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Price:

  • $150 includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!


Italian courses for beginners 1 (A1.1) & Beginners 2 (A1.2)

Beginners 1 (A1.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 0 - 2

Communication objectives:

  • Greetings & Introducing yourself
  • Alphabet
  • Asking questions in class & Requesting and giving personal information
  • How to ask about the meaning of words
  • Nationalities
  • Numbers
  • Talking about things we can do in different languages
  • Describing places & Expressing location
  • Talking about your day and activities
  • Addresses and directions
  • Describing people
  • Describing your home and places
  • Learning dates and asking and telling the time

Beginners 2 (A1.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 3 - 5

Communication objectives:

  • Talking about shooping and work times
  • Describe your house, furniture and surroundings
  • Talk about situations
  • Learn about seasons and the calendar
  • Writing letters and emails
  • Talking about your weekend
  • Discuss your job
  • Ordering food and drinks in a cafe
  • Discuss holiday preferences and plans
  • Purchasing tickets
  • Discuss the weather
  • Learn about Italian holidays and transportation
  • Price $150.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

BEGINNERS ITALIAN 1 COURSES (A1.1) START DATES

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Wed 26 January 6.00-7.30pm
Thu 10 February 6.00-7.30pm

Northcote - 2 Rodney St, Nortcote, Northshore, Auckland

Tue 15 February 6.30-7.30pm

Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 10 February 7.30-9.00pm

Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato

Tue 1 February 6.30-7.30pm

 

BEGINNERS ITALIAN 2 COURSES (A1.2) START DATES

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Wed 23 March 6.00- 7.30pm
Thu 7 April 6.00-7.30pm

Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato

Tue 29 March 6.30-7.30pm

Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 7 April 7.30-9.00pm

 

 

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Qualifications: Degree in Translation and Interpreting (Scuole Civiche Milano, Dipartimento di Lingue - Centre of Translation studies). Degree in Translation, English and German Strasbourg ( Université March Bloch). IH Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners ( International House). Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults ( Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College)

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