Italian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Italian in London? Join one of our part-time Italian courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Italian courses (Grade 1) start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Italian you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners' Italian (Grade 1) course.

We also have intermediate Italian classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Italian Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Italian.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Italian for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Italian for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
21 June 2017 Part 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £225 Book now
2 October 2017 Part 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Italian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions
  • the alphabet
  • numbers 0–100
  • countries and nationalities
  • the family
  • professions and places of work
  • physical description and personality
  • at the bar and at the restaurant
  • food and drink

Grammar

You will learn:

  • definite and indefinite articles
  • verbs in present tense, regular and irregular
  • adverbs of frequency
  • prepositions
  • personal pronouns
  • adjectives and nouns (gender and number)
  • possessive pronouns

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • free-time activities
  • sport
  • the time
  • months of the year and seasons
  • the daily routine
  • public places and ways of giving directions
  • the house
  • likes and dislikes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositions
  • personal pronouns
  • adjectives and nouns
  • possessive pronouns
  • reflexive verbs
  • past tense (part 1)
  • direct and indirect pronouns (part 1)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • invitations
  • shopping for food
  • eating habits
  • the weekend
  • holidays
  • the weather
  • clothes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • combined prepositions
  • past tense (part 2)
  • direct and indirect pronouns (part 2)
  • reflexive verbs in the past tense
  • irregular participles

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Nuovo Espresso 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first lesson before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

This level of Italian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Italian language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Italian for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Italian for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Italian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • shopping for clothes (describe and buy clothes, express tastes and opinions)
  • describing past habits
  • stories of the past
  • asking and requesting in a polite manner
  • making a suggestion
  • expressing a wish

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the verb 'to like'
  • indirect pronouns
  • imperfect
  • contrast between imperfect and past perfect
  • conditional

Part 2

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • travel and how to express appreciation and disappointment
  • giving suggestions
  • expressing needs
  • describing health problems and symptoms
  • giving health advice

Grammar

You will learn:

  • using the verbs sapere and conoscere in the past tense
  • imperative informal tu, regular and irregular
  • the verb 'to need' – serve
  • imperative formal lei, regular and irregular
  • the position of pronouns with the imperative
  • the comparative and superlative of buono and bene

Part 3

Topics

In this term we will cover:

  • work environment
  • expressing yourself using the future tense
  • wishes and intentions
  • describing a significant moment in your life
  • describing home, different types of homes and make comparisons

Grammar

You will learn:

  • the simple future tense
  • the past simple of model verbs
  • conjunctions – pero, quindi, perche...
  • using the present tense of subjunctive to express needs, hopes and opinions

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Espresso 2 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first lesson before buying your course book.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Italian language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Italian language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Italian for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Italian for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Part Duration Start date Day and time Price Apply
Part 1 10 weeks 4 October 2017 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Italian lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • learning Italian as a ‘new language’, use of foreign words in Italian
  • talk about cultural differences
  • talk about advantages of living in the city as opposed to the countryside
  • talk about ‘Made in Italy’

Grammar

You will learn:

  • pluperfect tense (Sono ritornata nell’albergo dove ero stata 2 anni fa)
  • combined pronouns (Quando porti il libro a Maria? Glielo porto domani)
  • past conditional (Sono andata al cinema ma…)
  • possessive pronouns
  • use of ci and ne
  • revision of present subjunctive
  • past subjunctive (Penso che Maria sia partita stamattina)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • new media and new technology
  • discuss various book genres and preferences in reading
  • discover and discuss places of cultural interest
  • the modern Italian family, various aspects including statistics
  • Italian stereotypes

Grammar

You will learn:

  • imperfect subjunctive (Pensavo che uscisse alle nove…)
  • indirect speech
  • passive form (L’ospedale sara’ inaugurato dalla regina)
  • past historical (Dante scrisse la Divina Commedia)
  • recap of the uses of the subjunctive

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • Italian festivities and celebrations
  • Italian customs and habits
  • recycling gifts
  • famous Italians
  • Italy to discover
  • Italian language today

Grammar

You will learn:

  • Periodo ipotetico della possibilita’ (if + imperfect subjunctive, simple conditional)
  • Periodo ipotetico dell’impossibilita’ (if + pluperfect subjunctive, past conditional)
  • Gerund present and past infinitive

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Further information

Learning resources

We will use Nuovo Espresso 3 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.    

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.