Improvers Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (A2)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion Improvers Italian language courses (A2) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy .In this Italian A2 Language Course you will learn Italian Pronunciation, Greetings, Questions, Colors and Directions. Furthermore every lesson will include something about Italian Culture and People.

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 A2 are:

  • Can understand Italian sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in Italian in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need in Italian.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

Listening skills
Catch the main points in short simple messages:

  • Identify information given by speakers relating everyday experiences e.g. personal and family information, shopping, restaurant, wishes

Speaking skills

Handle very short social exchanges:

  • speak around everyday experiences in simple terms
  • Give personal and family information
  • Interact in a shop
  • Order in a restaurant
  • Express wishes and hypotheses
  • Give the reason for something, clarify their own position on an issue (I agree, I disagree, I think…, I believe…, I hope…, It is important that…

Reading skills

Read very short simple texts like an email, a menu, a timetable, an advertisement, a questionnaire, brochures of travel agencies, (online) shopping catalogues, radio and TV programme

  • Scan for information and understand the main points of simple written documents around familiar issues (simple biographical and descriptive texts)

Writing skills

Write short, simple texts relating to matters of immediate need:

  • Write a friendly letter to relate personal experiences or to invite, thank, congratulate or seek information.
  • Write short, simple notes and messages on general topics for example "will be back in 5 minutes";

Italian Course Content:

Students are familiar with most of the following grammar structures:

  • Possessive adjectives with family names
  • The verbs volerci and metterci
  • Past tenses: L'imperfetto and il trapassato prossimo
  • Modal verbs in the past tenses
  • Imperfetto or passato prossimo
  • Direct object pronouns (Pronomi diretti)
  • Pronomi diretti in compound tenses
  • Pronomi diretti in the modal verbs
  • Indefinite pronouns
  • Phrasal verbs

They identify and use vocabulary about the following topics and situations:

  • Speaking about sentimental issues
  • Ordering at a restaurant, food and drink
  • Describing past habits
  • Expressing agreement or disagreement
  • Work and employment
  • Holidays and travel
  • Media.

They are familiar with some aspects of the target culture(s):

  • Food and drink, eating habits
  • Types of Italian restaurants
  • Italian food industry
  • Italian cinema
  • Work and employment
  • Information about types of shops in Italy, street markets
  • Holidays
  • Italian media.

They can demonstrate basic intercultural awareness.

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:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 1 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana: Livello elementare (A1-A2). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs


  • Each evening course is made of 10 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 1/2 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 -
  • 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
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington


  • $199 includes 10 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!

Lesson PLan

Week 1: Festivities and Holidays

Comunicatives objectives: Festivities: Christmas and New Year's Eve. Planning, forecasts, ideas, promises for the future. Organizing a trip. Hypothetic period (I type).

Grammar: Futuro: regular and irregular verbs. Uses of the future.

Vocabulary: Useful expressions for travelling by train. Holidays and trip

90 Minutes A2

WEEK 2: Family and Restaurants

Comunicatives objectives: Speaking about sentimental issues. Expressing possession. Italian dishes. Ordering at a restaurant. Expressing preference

Grammar: Possessivi and Possessivi with family names

Vocabulary: Verbs used in the kitchen Kitchen utensils

90 Minutes A2

WEEK 3: Italian cinema

Comunicatives objectives: Talking about the plot of a film. Speaking about memories Describing past habits Talking about and describing the past..

Grammar: Indicativo imperfetto: regular and irregular verbs. Use of the imperfetto Imperfetto or passato prossimo? Verbi modali in the indicativo imperfetto..

Vocabulary: Actors, directors, films of contemporary cinema

90 Minutes A2

week 4: shopping

Comunicatives objectives: Going shopping at the supermarket. Motivating the choice of a product. Expressing joy, regret or disappointment.

Grammar: Pronomi diretti. Lo so, Lo sapevo, Lo saprò.

Vocabulary: Food

90 Minutes A2

week 5: Shopping continued

Comunicatives objectives: Going shopping and specifying quantities. Offering, accepting, refusing help.

Grammar: Pronome partitivo ne. Pronomi diretti in compound tenses. L'ho Saputo - l'ho conosciuto/a. Pronomi diretti with verbi modali.Ce l'ho – Ce n'è.

Vocabulary: Types of containers and shop

90 Minutes A2

week 6: directions, your home and telling time

Comunicatives objectives: Going shopping and specifying quantities. Offering, accepting, refusing help.

Grammar: Pronome partitivo ne. Pronomi diretti in compound tenses. L'ho Saputo - l'ho conosciuto/a. Pronomi diretti with verbi modali.Ce l'ho – Ce n'è.

Vocabulary: The days of the week. The hours.

90 Minutes A2

week 7: meetings

Comunicative objectives: Talking about a meeting. To do shopping.

Grammar: Verbi riflessivi. Verbi riflessivi reciproci. Verbi riflessivi in compound tenses.

Vocabulary: Clothing. Colours.

90 Minutes A2

week 8: opinions and expressing

Comunicative objectives: Asking for and expressing an opinion. Impersonal expressions and verbs

Grammar: Verbi riflessivi with verbi modali. Forma impersonale.

Vocabulary: Useful expressions for shopping: size, number, colour, style, price, payment by cash or credit card

90 Minutes A2

week 9: Television

Comunicative objectives: Discussing a television programme. Criticizing and/or justifying your preference of television show. Asking to borrow something. Expressing an opinion. Expressing displeasure. Asking for a favour. Expressing a desire. Directions.

Grammar: Pronomi indiretti. Pronomi diretti e indiretti in compound tenses. Pronomi indiretti with verbi modali. Imperativo diretto: regular verbs. Negative: imperativo. Imperativo with pronomi. Imperativo diretto: irregular verbs

Vocabulary: TV and directions..

90 Minutes A2

week 10: entertainment and expressing opinions

Comunicative objectives: Talking about a concert. Asking for a favour, justifying oneself. Proposing an alternative Wishing for something that is realistic. Asking for something politely. Giving advice. Expressing personal opinion. Expressing an ideas. Reporting someone else's opinion, news.

Grammar: Condizionale semplice: regular and irregular verbs. Uses of condizionale

Vocabulary: Music

90 Minutes A2

  • Price $199.00
  • Italian
  • 10 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

Italian for Improvers Course Start Dates 2021 (A2 - Basic Italian)

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Mon 10 May 7.30-9.00pm
Wed 3 March 7.30-9.00pm


Wellington - Aro Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Wed 19 May 7.30-9.00pm


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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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Auckland 1010

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