Course Summary

Last Minute Language for Travellers: Italian is designed to facilitate your learning of essential and specific interactions with native speakers during your travelling.

Course Sessions

Saturday, 10th February - 1 class

Session ID DLR04302C
10 Feb - 10 Feb 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$109 / $104 (conc)
Caterina Cafarella

Saturday, 17th March - 1 class

Session ID DLR04303C
17 Mar - 17 Mar 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$109 / $104 (conc)
Caterina Cafarella

The content is presented in an intensive and friendly way. Opportunities are provided for students to communicate in Italian and gain confidence with using the language. Cultural knowledge is also incorporated as it is important for students to be aware of some traditions, beliefs and behaviours they will experience while in Italy. Inside this cultural approach, topics to be studied include:

  • Knowing the alphabet
  • Pronunciation
  • Introductions – How to introduce yourself
  • How to explain where you are coming from
  • Be aware of necessary courtesy vocabulary
  • Numbers – To recognise and say amounts
  • Shopping – specific transactions to do some shopping
  • Eating – going to restaurants
  • Directions – ask for directions
  • Health issues – going to the doctor

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • Know the basic alphabet (names of the letters) just in case students need to spell their names, places they would like to go to and things they need. Therefore they are ready for it.
  • How to pronounce, so confidence to express themselves is built in. There is nothing worse than thinking you are saying something when in reality, it has the totally opposite meaning or doesn’t make sense at all.
  • Critical and essential language protocol requirements e.g. how to address people (formal and informal).
  • Express greetings, introductions; courtesy expressions.
  • Numbers are essential so students can negotiate prices.
  • Shopping – places to go to, clothes’ names, common items to be purchased like souvenirs.
  • Eating – how to order, ask for the bill.
  • Directions – ask for directions and how to get there.
  • Health issues – going to the doctor and explain symptoms.

Perfect for complete beginners.

Materials included in fee.

This course is designed for people who want to learn the language with a less formal teaching structure and for those travelling to a Italian-speaking country.

Last updated: January 18, 2018 02:30pm