Italian – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Italian in London with our part-time Italian evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Italian courses with us. You can also join a Italian evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Italian.

This Italian evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Italian language for beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. You have no or little previous knowledge of Italian.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6–8pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
13 April 2016 Term 2 Wednesdays 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
20 June 2016 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6–8pm 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 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

Term 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)

Term 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 Espresso 1 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first lesson before buying your course book.

This level of Italian is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Italian language for approximately one year or 40–60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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

Term 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

Term 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.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.