Italian for Complete Beginners

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Languages Unlimited Services Ltd are offering a 10-week course Italian  for complete beginners starting Monday, 27th September 2021.

This Italian for complete beginners course is designed for complete beginners who are travelling to

The focus is on oral communication (oral and aural skills)

the students will cover the following practical “survival skills”:

  • Greetings – Introducing yourself, your friends and your family
  • Talking about yourself, your job, tastes and hobbies
  • Travelling
  • Booking a hotel and checking in
  • Booking a table – Eating and drinking out
  • Asking for and understanding directions
  • Going shopping
  • Complaining and apologising
  • Arranging to meet
  • Telephoning – Leaving a message – Taking a message

Italian for Complete Beginners

Course Objectives

This is a summary of the objectives for this Italian course for complete beginners. 

Sociolinguistic Appropriateness

To be able to establish basic social contact by using the simplest everyday polite forms of greetings, farewells, introductions, saying please, thank you, sorry etc.

Listening Comprehension (LC)

To be able to follow speech that is very slow and carefully articulated, with long pauses for him/her to assimilate meaning.

Reading Comprehension (RC)

To be able to understand very short, simple texts a single phrase at a time, picking up familiar names, words and basic phrases and rereading as required.

Spoken Interaction (SI)

To be able to interact in a simple way but communication is totally dependent on repetition at a slower rate of speech, rephrasing and repair.

Spoken Production (SP)

To be able to produce simple mainly isolated phrases about people and places.

Written Interaction (WI)

To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.

Written Production (WP)

To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

Learn more, enquire, book course here


Languages Unlimited Services is a language school located in Clontarf, Dublin 3 offering a wide range of language services such as corporate language trainingprivate language coursesinterpretingtranslationsgrinds and level testing.

Steven Galvin

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