Course Summary

This course is designed for people who want to broaden their understanding and communication skills in Italian or those who would like to continue learning Italian for enjoyment and cultural insight. The content is presented in an accessible, friendly and inclusive manner and opportunities are provided throughout class for students to communicate in Italian.

Currently, we have no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us via email enquiries@cae.edu.au to register your interest.

By the end of this course, students should be able to talk about:

  • Free time
  • Hobbies
  • Holidays
  • The days of the week
  • The months of the year
  • Hotel bookings
  • Complaints
  • Directions

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Talk about your free time
  • Make a suggestion
  • Express preferences
  • Ask someone their age and give yours
  • Ask for and say the price
  • Book a hotel room
  • Spell words
  • Make a complaint
  • Ask for and give reasons for something
  • Ask for the bill
  • Book a hotel room
  • Describe a city
  • Ask for and give directions
  • Use polite expressions
  • Get someone’s attention
  • Apoligise and thank

Italian: Elementary 1 or the equivalent of about 20 hours of previous study.

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AT CAE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.

N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Pen and Paper

Textbook: Arrivederci 1 for English Speakers. (Beginners). A multimedia Italian course. Student’s book and Workbook. Publisher: Edilingua, 2013
ISBN-13: 9789606931215

Available from:

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

Available with companion website access from Georgetown University Press. Companion website access can be purchased by itself.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

Suitable for beginners with some basic knowledge of Italian grammar (e.g. use verbs in the present tense).

Last updated: October 14, 2019 04:42pm