Course Description

Italian (Improvers-Beginners Continuation)

Marino College

List of key topics to be covered:
– Progressive introduction of a basic Italian language in the teaching process
– Various familiar situations: meeting people, restaurant, shop, travel, asking for the time,
talking about the weather, etc…
– Talking about hobbies and interests
– Describe yourself and your family, your job, etc…

Related grammar coverage:
– General problems of pronunciation for English speakers. Alphabet (quickly).
– Articles (definite, indefinite), Genders
– Auxiliary verbs (essere, avere)
– Regular verbs: coniugazioni (-are, -ere, -ire), Indicativo Presente
– Questo, quello (this, that); questions: chi, cosa, come, quando, perchè (who, what, how,
when, why)
– Numbers: Cardinali e Ordinali
– Most used Irregular verbs (always Present Tense)
– Eventual introduction to other tenses, subject to time availability

Proposed learning outcomes:
Students will benefit from a fresh and solid approach to the Italian language. They will challenge
the next level with confidence and eagerness. My aim is to stretch the good effects of this course to
its further development, so that their future teachers will find no gaps in their knowledge, enabling
them to move quickly and safely on with the programme.

Outline of teaching methodologies:
It is my opinion that one of the most frequent reasons for the “drop-out effect” of students learning
Italian is the lack of solidity of their first studies. As their learning proceeds they find themselves
stuck in an ever-increasing confusion, with few chances of recovery.
Thus my course will focus on a clear grammatical basis, with a lesson-by-lesson work of
consolidation carried out through tests and exercises.

The course is suitable for learners who have a basic grasp of the language or have already completed an Italian Beginners course

Tutor: Ciara Italiano

Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 39
College Name Marino College
Course Category Italian, Languages
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Certificate of Attendance
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 19th September 2022
Course End Date 28th November 2022
Course Fee €100
Course Duration 10 weeks
Course Times Monday - 8.00-9.30 pm
Entry Requirements Participants should ideally have completed a basic beginners course in Italian or have a basic working knowledge of the language
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Marino College
14-20 Marino Mart
Fairview, Dublin
Republic of Ireland
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