Italian for Beginners

Course Details

The course is aimed at absolute beginners in Italian who want to acquire a basic knowledge of the language to communicate in practical situations.

Students will learn and practise fundamental language skills, helping them develop basic communication and gain a secure understanding of the essentials of life in Italy.

This course is suitable for those with no knowledge of the Italian language, but who are willing to make mistakes, have a go and learn.

Courses will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills and progress to Improving Beginners and then Improvers. Please see our current Leisure Courses brochure for details.

The key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing Italian will be practiced in an engaging and supportive way with a range of tasks and activities set during the lesson as well as regular homework.

Information & Support

Please bring pen and paper.

Students will be encouraged to purchase a textbook and/or grammar/dictionary/verb books according to previous experience.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - call 0800 100 900 lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or via their website at https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Course fees & Duration

10 weeks =  £71

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Day Time Contact
Code: LRML3731SP Location: Ringwood - Greyfriars Community Centre Date: 09/01/2019 to 20/03/2019 Day: Wednesday Time: 19:00 to 20:30 Contact: 01590 625222
Code: LRML3731SU Location: Ringwood - Greyfriars Community Centre Date: 24/04/2019 to 03/07/2019 Day: Wednesday Time: 19:00 to 20:30 Contact: 01590 625222

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below or print and complete an enrolment form then pop it in the post.

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.