Before joining a Course, you might be requested to take an “entry test” in order to assess the level of competency of Italian Language. You will be required to pay the course fee, and the text books. Every course is a module which is divided in 9 lessons of 1.5 hours each and consists of 3 Units of the text-book and of the exercise book. Please refer to the “Events” activities for every course and session for details.
BASIC A1: Contents
Elementary 1: Introduction to Italy; phonetic rules; personal pronouns (subject); present tense of verb “essere”; negation “non”; interrogative pronouns and adverbs; Yes/No; nationality adjectives (singular, plural); nouns (singular, plural); present tense of verb “avere”; idiomatic expressions with “avere”; c’è, ci sono; courtesy form; straightforward form; interrogative adjective “quanto”; determined and undetermined articles; present tense of regular verbs of the first conjugation “-are”; present tense of irregular verbs (“fare, stare, dare, andare”).
Elementary 2: “qualificative” adjectives (singular and plurals); present tense of regular verbs of the second conjugation “-ere”; present tense of irregular verb “bere”; “vorrei”; possessive adjectives; possessive adjectives and family names; present tense of regular verbs of the third conjugation “-ire”; present tense of verbs of the third conjugation like “finire, capire, spedire, preferire”, etc…; present tense of irregular verb “dire”; interrogative adjectives, pronouns, and adverbs; simple prepositions; other propositions; present tense of irregular verbs “rimanere, salire, uscire, venire”; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns “questo, quello”.
Elementary 3: modal verbs “dovere, potere, volere”; present tense of modal verbs; reflexive verbs and reciprocal reflexive verbs; present tense of reflexive verbs; articled prepositions; “passato prossimo”; simple composed past tense with regular verbs with auxiliary verb “avere”; simple composed past tense with regular verbs with auxiliary verb “essere”; some irregular past participles like “aperto, bevuto”, etc…: “mi piace, mi piacciono”; past participle of some irregular verbs like “chiesto, deciso”, etc…; simple past composed tense of reflexive verbs; partitive articles; “volevo”; qualificative adjective “buono”; quantity adverbs “molto, poco”.
Elementary 4: direct tonic pronouns “mi, ti, ci, lo, la”, etc…; simple past composed tense of modal verbs; “essere, avere”with modal verbs; simple past composed tense of modal verbs with reflexive verbs; undefined adjectives “alcuni, qualche”; demonstrative adjective “quello” and qualificative adjective “bello”; direct pronouns with verbs with simple composed past tense; indirect tonic pronouns “mi, ti, ci, gli, le”, etc…; place adverb “ci”; present tense of verbs “sapere, conoscere”; different uses of “sapere, conoscere”; imperative of the regular verbs; irregular forms of imperative like “sii-siate, abbi-abbiate”, etc…; negative imperative; courtesy forms and words like “per favour, per piacere, per cortesia” .