intermediate Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (b1)
Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion Intermediate Italian language courses (B1) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In this Italian B1 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 B1 :
- Can understand the main points of clear standard Italian input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Italian is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected Italian text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans in Italian.
Italian Learning Outcomes:
- Discuss cities and artistic attractions
- Describe people, situations and past events
- asking for and giving advice, express the opinions, agreeing and disagreeing read
- Understand written texts related to everyday life
- Read the press slowly and with the aid of a dictionary
- Write simple connected texts on his familiar topics that interest them
- Tell a story
- Discuss sports
Italian Course Content:
Students are familiar with most of the following grammar structures:
- Pronomi combinati'.'Pronomi combinati' in compound tenses.
- Adjectives, pronouns, and interrogative adverbs
- Pronomi relative
- Chi as a pronome relativo
- Other pronomi relativi (coloro che)
- stare + gerundio stare per + infinito
- Geographical adjectives and nouns
- Comparisons between nouns and pronouns
- The verbs farcela and andarsene
- Comparison between two adjectives, verbs or quantities.
- Superlativo relativo
- Superlativo assoluto
- Particular forms of comparison and superlative
- Roman numerals
- Trapassato remoto
- Adverbs of manner
- Congiuntivo present
- Congiuntivo passato
- Congiuntivo presente: irregular verbs
- Use of the congiuntivo I
- Use of the congiuntivo II
- Agreement of subjunctive tenses
- Some doubts about the use of the congiuntivo.
They identify and use vocabulary about the following topics and situations:
- Reassuring, complimenting and expressing displeasure
- Apologizing and replying to apologies
- Expressing surprise and disbelief
- Talking about a past event
- Banking and money
- Reading and writing an email/formal letter
- Looking for work
- Comparing and expressing preference about things and people
- Booking a room at a hotel
- Speaking about history
- Giving advice on how to stay in shape and be healthy
They are familiar with some aspects of the target culture(s):
- Italian Education
- Traveling in Italy
- Italian history
- Money and the Economy
- Italian Sports
- Work and employment
- 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
- Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 2 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana: Livello elementare (B1-B2). 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 - 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
- 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!
Comunicatives objectives: Reassuring someone. Complimenting someone. Expressing displeasure. Apologizing and replying to apologies. Expressing surprise and disbelief. Talking about a past event.
Grammar: 'Pronomi combinati'.'Pronomi combinati' in compound tenses. Adjectives, pronouns, and interrogative adverbs
Vocabulary: University colleges and relative professional figures. Date and information about the Italian school system.
Comunicatives objectives: Banking operations and different ways to ask a question.
Grammar: Pronomi relativi
Vocabulary: Types of money and payments
Comunicatives objectives: Reading and writing an email/formal letter. Opening and closing formulas. Presentation letter for a job. Italian proverbs. Looking for work and job ads.
Grammar: Chi as a pronome relativo. Other pronomi relativi (coloro che). stare + gerundio stare per + infinito
Vocabulary: Types of jobs and professions.
Comunicatives objectives: Comparing and describing a city. Comparing and expressing preference about things and people.
Grammar: Geographical adjectives and nouns. Comparisons between nouns and pronouns The verbs farcela and andarsene. Comparison between two adjectives,
verbs or quantities.
Vocabulary: Trips and vacations. Asking for and giving tourist information.
Comunicatives objectives: Booking a room at a hotel Asking for and giving information Hotel services
Grammar: Superlativo relativo Superlativo assoluto Particular forms of comparison and superlative
Vocabulary: Letter of complaint.Città italiane (Roma, Milano, Bologna, Venezia e Napoli).
Comunicatives objectives: Speaking about history. Specifying, explaining better.
Grammar: Passato remoto, Passato remoto: irregular verbs I & II
Vocabulary: Periods of history.
Comunicative objectives: Narrating historical events
Grammar: Roman numerals Trapassato remoto Adverbs of manner.
Vocabulary: Expansion of the unit contents through certain skills (listening, speaking, writing)
Comunicative objectives: Giving advice on how to stay in shape and be healthy. Allowing and tolerating. Speaking about habits with regards
to living healthy
Grammar: Congiuntivo present, Congiuntivo passato, Congiuntivo presente: irregular verbs & Use of the congiuntivo I
Vocabulary: Healthy lifestyles
Comunicative objectives: Speaking of stress and the causes that lead to it.
Grammar: Use of the congiuntivo II. Agreement of subjunctive tenses. Some doubts about the use of the congiuntivo.
Vocabulary: Sports and disciplines in Italy.