Beginner Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (A1)

Learn Italian in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington with our fun immersion 8 week Beginners Italian language courses (A1) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In the beginners Italian A1 language courses you will learn to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and thingshe/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2.

The formal CEFR objectives for A1 are :

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic Italian phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others in and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly in Italian and is prepared to help.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

Listening skills
Identify very basic information in very familiar situations provided the speakers talk slowly and clearly and are willing to help:

  • Numbers
  • Presentation of people (name, age, address, profession, nationality)
  • Daily routines
  • Simple questions in the present

Speaking skills

Interact in a very simple way in very familiar situations provided the other speaker is willing to repeat or rephrase and help them formulate what they are trying to say:

  • Establish social contact: greetings and farewells; introductions; giving thanks.
  • Introduce themselves and other people (first name, surname, age, profession, nationality);
  • Count in Italian
  • Ask simple questions in the present (who, what, where, when, how, how much)
  • Initiate and respond to simple statements in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics (make an appointment (day + time), apologize for coming late, accept or refuse invitations, ask and answer simple questions on very familiar topics)
  • State that they don't understand, ask for repetition, and ask someone to speak more slowly
  • Produce information about their immediate environment and their everyday life (place they live, describe their flat/house);
  • Describe their daily routine using simple vocabulary

Reading skills

Read very short, simple texts picking up familiar names, words, basic phrases and simple sentences and rereading as required;

  • Scan for information in simple text, such as a map, diagram, advertisement, chart, application form, ID card or calendar, bus schedule;
  • Identify information about people and places (place of residence, age, etc.) in simple text when reading very slowly

Writing skills

Produce very short simple texts related to very familiar topics such as personal details:

  • Fill in forms with personal details for example entering name, nationality and address, age,date of birth, on a registration form;
  • write short simple texts related to familiar topics in the present (e.g. short autobiographical text)

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:

Duration:

  • Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Benefits of taking your Italian courses with the Italian Institute:

  • You will learn Italian with qualified and experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy
  • Progress in a friendly Italian immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR - www.coe.int)
  • Work toward internationally recognised exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)
  • Use the recommended Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Hamilton - Trust Waikato, 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington (Closed for renovation)

Price:

  • $150 includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!


Italian courses for beginners 1 (A1.1) & Beginners 2 (A1.2)

Beginners 1 (A1.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 0 - 2

Communication objectives:

  • Greetings & Introducing yourself
  • Alphabet
  • Asking questions in class & Requesting and giving personal information
  • How to ask about the meaning of words
  • Nationalities
  • Numbers
  • Talking about things we can do in different languages
  • Describing places & Expressing location
  • Talking about your day and activities
  • Addresses and directions
  • Describing people
  • Describing your home and places
  • Learning dates and asking and telling the time

Grammar:

  • Gender (masculine/feminine)
  • Present tense of Verbs
  • Articolo indeterminativo. Adjectives in –e. Polite form.
  • Presente indicative: irregular verbs
  • Presente indicativo of modal verbs.
  • Prepositions

Beginners 2 (A1.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 1 (Chapters): 3 - 5

Communication objectives:

  • Talking about shooping and work times
  • Describe your house, furniture and surroundings
  • Talk about situations
  • Learn about seasons and the calendar
  • Writing letters and emails
  • Talking about your weekend
  • Discuss your job
  • Ordering food and drinks in a cafe
  • Discuss holiday preferences and plans
  • Purchasing tickets
  • Discuss the weather
  • Learn about Italian holidays and transportation

Grammar:

  • Prepositions
  • Possessive articles (mio, tuo & suo)
  • Simple past tense
  • Adverbs
  • Future Tense

Next Course:

  • Price $150.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

BEGINNERS ITALIAN 1 COURSES (A1.1) START DATES

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 25 October 6.00-7.30pm
Wed 13 October 6.00-7.30pm

 

Northcote - 2 Rodney St, Nortcote, Northshore, Auckland

Tue 16 February 6.30-7.30pm

 

Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Wed 3 November 7.30-9.00pm

 

Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato

Tue 21 September 6.30-7.30pm

 

BEGINNERS ITALIAN 2 COURSES (A1.2) START DATES

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 25 October 7.30-9.00pm
Wed 13 October 7.30-9.00pm

 

Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato

Tue 21 October 6.30-7.30pm

 

Wellington - Spanish House, 7 Moncrieff St, Mt Victoria, Wellington

Thu 7 October 7.30-9.00pm

 

Class Timetable

Teacher

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Italian

Qualifications: IH Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners ( International House) ...

Best Italian Teachers

We have some of the best Italian teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees.

 

Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1-3 (a1-c1)

The best-selling multimedia Italian language course book in the world! Preparation for Cils & Celi Exams.

 

SMALL CLASSES

Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.

 

FREE ONLINE LIBRARY

Learn Italian faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.

 

Italian Activities and Events

Italian Insititute organises activities & events in Auckland.

 

Central Auckland Location

The Italian Institute has a central location with modern classrooms.

 

Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.

 

CERTIFICATES

Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Italian course at the Italian Institute.

 

About Us

Italian Institute is an immersion Italian Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Italian in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Italian teachers from Italy. We offer a wide range of Italian lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL) while using the latest teaching methodologies.
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Italian Institute
Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@italianinstitute.co.nz

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