Italian - Beginners

Ref: C3672179

Want to learn the Italian language? Are you interested in the food, music, cinema, art or literature of Italy? Join the course and learn Italian with a native speaker and qualified Tutor in a friendly atmosphere. The course will focus on oral, listening and speaking, but also reading and writing, so that the student will be able to communicate effectively. Each term will cover a different topic designed to broaden the learner's understanding of Italian society, culture and lifestyle.

Course aim

An introduction to the Italian language and culture. You will learn the language and discover the fascinating world of Italy and its culture and will be ready to simply communicate in different context

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • greet someone
  • introduce yourself and talk about you (where are you from, what you do for a living)
  • introduce friends and family and talk about your family
  • order a drink and how to offer someone a drink
  • understand simple passages and written material in Italian

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian - Beginners


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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