Italian Course Curriculum

Italian courses are provided in group or private, one-to-one situations

As well as the units described below there are several progress and grammar
checks throughout the program.

Section 1 – Curious:-

  • Unit 1 – Greetings and introduction (formal and informal)
  • Unit 2Alphabet and Italian phonemes / numbers from 0 to 10
  • Unit 3 Italian digraphs  gl, gn, sc, ch, gh, ci, gi; double consonants
  • Unit 4 – Conversation code and the verbs: be called, be, have
  • Unit 5Opposites, question words, numbers 11 to 1 million
  • Unit 6 – The verb: like + sing /pl ; regular verbs in are / ere / ire
  • Unit 7 – Origin and Nationalities
  • Unit 8 – Definite – indefinite articles; gender and number of nouns
  • Unit 9 – Nouns with irregular feminine and irregular plural
  • Unit 10 – Verbs: go, come, days, months, seasons, years
  • Unit 11 – Noun + adjective; verbs: know, drink, prefer, work
  • Unit 12 – Dates & anniversaries; positive – negative sentences, questions
  • Unit 13 – Personal data and information: how to fill official documents and forms

Section 2 – Explorer:-

  • Unit 1 – At school: pronouns, verb: be, have, go, come; classroom & home objects
  • Unit 2 – At work: do, work, be on holiday, be retired, jobs and professions
  • Unit 3 – At work: do, work, be on holiday, be retired, jobs and professions
  • Unit 4 – The family: family members,  live / dwell; there is / there are + nouns
  • Unit 5 – Review: questions, gender and number of nouns, numbers , simple present
  • Unit 6 – The clock: time, parts of the day; adverbs of frequency
  • Unit 7 – On the phone: understand, hear, wrong number and apologies, start, finish
  • Unit 1The city: shops, shop owners, actions; a lot – a few
  • Unit 2Superstitions; review of numbers, verbs, local traditions and superstitions
  • Unit 3 At the police: demonstrative adjectives / pronouns; must, give, stay, know
  • Unit 4At the city hall: tell, demonstrative / possessive adj. and pronouns; opposites
  • Unit 5The parts of the body: use of the imperative to give advice
  • Unit 6Looking for a job: job ads; simple and complex prepositions;  di / a

Section 3 – Follower:-

  • Unit 1 – At the supermarket: need; food &  beverages;  prepositions: con, senza, per
  • Unit 2 – Shopping:  would you like / want, prefer; quantities and prices
  • Unit 3 – Italy: geography and culture; comparatives; cardinal points
  • Unit 4 – At the movies: simple present / conditional of want. Talk about preferences
  • Unit 5 – At the disco: like, dislike, love, prefer, hate, cannot stand; prepositions: in, da
  • Unit 6 – Italian climate: regions and weather; months and seasons
  • Unit 7 – Job ads: present perfect with transitive verbs; time references
  • Unit 8 – Present perfect (irreg.): read, do, stay, know, take, like, write, see, answer, say
  • Unit 9 –Prepositions and adverbs of place
  • Unit 10– Reflexive verbs; reflexive with modal verbs (can, must, want)
  • Unit 11 – Road directions; thank and apologize; mean of transportation
  • Unit 12 – The driving licence: present perfect with intransitive verbs: go, go out, leave,
  • Unit 13 – Verbs of perception: see / look at, hear / listen to, feel, taste, smell

Section 4 – Determined:-

  • Unit 1At the kindergarten: simple future: come and go
  • Unit 2Rome, capital city and Italian cities
  • Unit 3 – At the hospital: doctors: comparatives; complex prepositions
  • Unit 4 – Real Estate: to rent a house; used to and past habits; want
  • Unit 5Simple present, used to, present perfect, future with time references
  • Unit 6 – Religions in Italy: historical past and complex prepositions
  • Unit 7 – At school: relative pronouns; ordinal numbers
  • Unit 8 – The partitive and the particle “ne”
  • Unit 9 – Drilling exercises
  • Unit 10 – The pronouns “lo”,  “li” and the particle “ci”
  • Unit 11 – The use of “si” as unspecified subject
  • Unit 12 – General grammar review on grammar
  • Unit 13 – General conversation review

Section 5 – Committed:-

  • Unit 1 – At the bar: order, offer, pay, read the menu, Italian habits, the verb to drink
  • Unit 2Italy and food culture: pasta, pizza, coffee
  • Unit 3 Daily routines: the time, time references
  • Unit 4 – Frequency and preferences; reflexive verbs, play, go, go out
  • Unit 5The weekend and leisure activities; find the right company to have fun
  • Unit 6 – At the restaurant: bookings, driving directions
  • Unit 7 – Food tastes: agree and disagree, be able to / can
  • Unit 8 – Good manners at the restaurant: food, behaviours and habits in Italy
  • Unit 9 – Work experiences, anniversaries; present perfect to talk about past events
  • Unit 10 – The past perfect of like and of irregular verbs
  • Unit 11 – Hobbies & free time:  can / be able to, play a sport / an instrument, frequency
  • Unit 12 – How to do the shopping at the market / supermarket; colors, the use of some
  • Unit 13 – La Notte Bianca in Italy; the pronouns lo, li, la, le, ne.

Section 6 – Loyal:-

  • Unit 1How to describe a place
  • Unit 2To ask for and to give information; how to invite someone to your home
  • Unit 3 – City means of transportation
  • Unit 4 – Interpersonal relationships
  • Unit 5Appearance and personality: adjectives for personality, qualities, colours
  • Unit 6 – How to describe family members, friends and neighbours
  • Unit 7 – How to describe your family environment and mood
  • Unit 8 – ThAn outdoor weekend: regions, cities and Countries
  • Unit 9 – Tourist information and accommodation
  • Unit 10 – Postcards: how to describe different environments and landscapes
  • Unit 11 – How to describe advantages and disadvantages of a trip
  • Unit 12 – Plan an outdoor trip with your classmates
  • Unit 13 – Level A1 test