Italian for Beginners

Spring term 2024, Italian for improvers


Tuesday: Italian for improvers
Time: 7.30-8.45pm
Start: 09.01.24
Duration:  8 weeks (no class on the 13.02.24)
Fee: 85 euro (It is CDETB policy that refunds are only issued if a course does not form. Please see our terms and conditions for additional information).
Notes: Please bring pen and paper if you wish to jot down notes. All courses are subject to a minimum number in order to proceed. In the event that a course is oversubscribed, places will be offered on a first-booked, first-served basis and a waiting list will then be created. You will be contacted in this event.


This eight-week course will build upon all the basics from our beginners course. You will continue to develop and practice your understanding of grammar which is a key to building sentences confidently. There will be lots of practice with each other and your tutor so that you develop strong language muscles.

  • Week 1: getting to know people, giving information about people, talking about work, saying why you are learning Italian, the past participle.
  • Week 2: talking about daily routine and the working day, using the 12-hour and the 24-hour clock, the imperative. 
  • Week 3: getting advices, talking about leisure interests, planning an activity, the future tense. 
  • Week 4: reading property descriptions, enquiring about renting a house, showing someone round a house. 
  • Week 5: shopping for clothes, shoes and bags, expressing your opinion, making comparisons. 
  • Week 6: asking the way and following directions, reporting a problem and explain what happened, the perfect tense.  
  • Week 7: talking about holiday plans, about the weather, talking about previous holidays, the imperfect tense.  
  • Week 8: the health, saying how are you feeling and describing symptoms, following medical instruction, the plus perfect tense. 
  • Students will be provided with notes but can, if they wish, purchase “TALK ITALIAN 2 – THE IDEAL COURSE FOR IMPROVING YOUR ITALIAN – Alwena Lampig” . Available on Amazon or in bookstores. You won’t need the recording with the CD as the tutor will provide recordings.

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About your tutor: Paola Rizza

Paola Rizza

Paola is Italian born and bred but has moved to Ireland because of her love of this country. She is multi-lingual and is also a Spanish and Portuguese Freelance Translator. She has a Diploma de Portguês Lengua Estrangeira and the Diploma de Español Lengua Extranjera. She has a passion for languages and loves to share this with others. Paola has a very gentle quality that will encourage you to practice your Italian with confidence in class.

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