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Italian Level 1, Parts 1-3 (45 hours) 15 weeks

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


45 hours

Available course dates:

From: 10 October 2023 To: 13 February 2024

Course overview

By studying Italian Level 1, you will be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, ordering a meal, etc, be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics, have developed an insight into Italian-speaking life, culture and society. 

What does this course cover?

Part 1: 

Topics may include:

  • Personal and social life (family, friends, daily routine)
  • Travel, transport and directions
  • Food and drink, at a bar / restaurant
  • At the hotel

Functions may include:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Talking extensively about oneself
  • Asking for explanations, clarifications and permission
  • Describing people, places, objects and situations
  • Ordering at a bar / restaurant
  • Booking a hotel room

Grammar may include:

  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Nouns (gender, number and some irregular forms)
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Subject pronouns
  • Place and time prepositions
  • The Present tense of regular and some irregular verbs

Part 2: 

Topics may include:

  • Work and studies
  • Going shopping
  • Leisure time and hobbies
  • Holidays
  • The weather

Functions may include:

  • Giving and understanding directions, instructions, warnings, advice, suggestions
  • Making arrangements
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Speaking about daily life

Grammar may include:

  • Use of direct and indirect object pronouns; interrogative pronouns; demonstrative pronouns
  • Consolidation of the Present tense of regular and irregular verbs
  • Reflexive verbs


Part 3: 

Topics may include:

  • Situations and experiences in the past
  • Italian regions and geography

Functions may include:

  • Talking about events in the past
  • Using some idiomatic expressions
  • Expressing opinions, beliefs and ideas
  • Apologizing, complaining

Grammar may include:

  • Use of the Past tense (passato prossimo)
  • Use of some relative pronouns
  • Use of some pronominal verbs

What will I achieve?

When Italian Level 1 is complete, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £675

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