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Italian - Level 1   

Class Overview

Practice simple conversation and learn basic grammar in a low-pressure atmosphere. This class is conducted entirely in Italian, but it's geared to students with little background. During this class, you'll learn:

  • Basic listening and speaking skills
  • 300-500 vocabulary items
  • Correct pronunciation of Italian vowels, consonants, diphthongs and other special attention pronunciation issues
  • Basic grammar related to verbs, nouns and adjectives, definite and indefinite articles, and several idiomatic phrases such as telling time, meeting new people, and asking basic personal questions
  • To count to 10,000
  • The present tense of major verbs
  • Several of the most important irregular verbs

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of Italian
  • Establish your vocabulary
  • Gain insight into Italian grammar
  • Practice conversing with others and gain experience in speaking Italian

Required Textbook

Essential Italian Grammar, ISBN: 9780486207797

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Anyone who has an interest in learning the beginning elements of Italian
  • Anyone with an enthusiasm for learning a new language



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