Italian Beginners Taster

Ref: C3678490

We'll have a brief look to the phonology, the gender of nouns, how the modifiers and articles must agree with the quantity and the gender of the subject and the word order. This taster is aimed at students who have mastered the basics of Italian and would like to take their next steps. The taster could lead to more learning.

Course aim

This taster is aimed at complete beginners wishing to learn the basics of Italian, how to get directions, simple greetings, ordering food

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

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

  • have a grasp of the commitment required to learn the basics of Italian.
  • get the confidence to embark on a short and very basic language course.
  • set realistic goals.
  • use some tips to study Italian.
  • focus on the kind of learner you are and make the most of it.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit:
  • In this short session, you will be asked to view charts, reading out loud some words, listening to and repeat tricky sounds and form the plural of nouns.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • The decision whether to sign up or not to a beginner's course is left entirely to you. The tutor will point out though what is expected from you in terms of studying independently from home, should you decide to sign up to the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit:

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • The next step would be for you to sign up to the course.

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Italian Beginners Taster

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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