Learn Italian - Central YMCA Club

Italian short course

Learn Italian with our experienced tutor, there’s a class for you, no matter your level, whether beginner, post-beginner or advanced.

Our Italian short course is for absolute beginners. This course will introduce you to the basics of the Italian language. The course covers the four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing). It is taught through tutor-led activities, pair and group work, role-playing, and independent research as part of your homework.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need any previous skills or knowledge?
No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required.
What you will learn
– Exchange personal information
– Greet people
– Ask and give time
– Order food and drinks in cafes and restaurants
– Talk about things to do in the spare time
Will I need any equipment or materials?
Please bring a pen and paper for making notes.

About this Tutor

Laura Troisi has a degree in English and Italian Literature from the University of Naples. She has a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults from Goldsmiths (CELTA) University of London.
She taught Italian at all levels in several prominent organisations including City Lit, International House, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Goldsmiths and University of London. Laura has been teaching Italian to adults at Bishopsgate Institute and City Lit since 2005.

Time and Prices

Beginners (8 weeks) Tuesdays
Date: New dates coming soon
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Price: £165

You can book using the Central YMCA App or the link below.

Terms and conditions apply.

Course breakdown

  • Week 1

    Exchange personal information, “verbo essere” (verb to be), formal and informal, Countries and nationalities.

  • Week 2

    Introduce oneself, alphabet, numbers from 0 to 20, “ verbo avere” ( verb to have)+ articles

  • Week 3

    Revision of the language previously learnt

  • Week 4

    Introduce other people, Verbs : “stare e fare” + regular verbs

  • Week 5

    Professions. Speak about each other’s professions+ prepositions A e IN. Numbers from 20 to 100

  • Week 6

    Bar Ask for something at a bar . Verbs “preferire e volere”

  • Week 7

    Restaurant Order drinks and food and book a table.

  • Week 8

    Spare time Talk about things to do in the spare time. Verbs ” andare, leggere, giocare, uscire”. Adverbs of frequency : “ Qualche volta, sempre… (sometimes, always…)

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