This course is meant to be an Introduction to Italian grammar and syntax with a special focus on Italian for Travelers. This course provides students with the vocabulary, grammar and phrases that they need to make hotel reservations, eat at local restaurants, use public transportation, browse in shopping areas, enjoy cultural sites, meeting with people, and deal with urgencies should they occur. Each session involves learning a clearly defined set of key expressions (e.g., ‘at a restaurant’). Students will practice with the class in fun, engaging and interactive way in order to become more confident to communicate effectively during their trips in Italy. The Italian used in the course is contemporary and all the teachers are native, experienced and fluent in English. This course is ideal for those who plan on traveling to Italy for vacation or business and for anyone who wants to learn the basics of the Italian language.
This will be the student's very first introduction to the Italian language at a basic level. Small, intimate online classroom sizes taught by fluent professors will make learning the practical expressions for simple interactions easy and fun. The subjects covered in this course include formal and informal greetings, conversation starting, basic phone etiquette, counting to 100 and telling the time. Students will feel comfortable in a conversational context where the other speaker speaks slowly and is prepared to cooperate.
Students will continue to practice Italian at a basic level, building their skills with day-to-day interactions and exchanging pleasantries. The subjects taught in this course will include subjects such as; dates, making reservations, and asking for directions. Students will feel comfortable in a conversational context where the other speaker speaks slowly and is prepared to cooperate.
Students will continue to build on basic dialogue skills as well as more intimate conversation subjects, and become comfortable with describing places and people. The subjects in this course include; going shopping and asking polite questions, describing stores as well as talking about their daily routine and family. Students will feel comfortable in a conversational context where the other speaker speaks slowly and is prepared to cooperate.