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Introduction to Italian

Università per Stranieri di Siena via FutureLearn

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Overview

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Explore the language and culture of Italy

Have you been dreaming of visiting cities like Venice, Rome and Florence? Have you always wanted to learn Italian and explore Italian culture? If so, this course is perfect for you.

Over six weeks you’ll start to learn Italian online: developing the skills to interact in common conversational situations. You’ll learn how to introduce yourself, answer simple questions, ask for information, and talk about your interests, food and clothes.

You’ll develop your listening and speaking skills through watching short videos which introduce common spoken Italian, vocabulary and grammar patterns.

The course is for people who have little or no prior knowledge of Italian and who are interested in discovering Italian language and culture.

Syllabus

  • Talking about yourself
    • Benvenuti
    • Introduction to Clip 1
    • Clip 1 - Meeting Mike, Anna and Lisa
    • Comprehension 1
    • Focus on Communication 1
    • Focus on Vocabulary 1
    • Focus on Grammar 1
    • Exploring Italian 1
    • Introduction to Clip 2
    • Clip 2 - Where are you from?
    • Comprehension 2
    • Focus on Communication 2
    • Focus on Vocabulary 2
    • Focus on Grammar 2
    • Exploring Italian 2
    • Introduction to Clip 3
    • Clip 3 - What's your job?
    • Comprehension 3
    • Focus on Communication 3
    • Focus on Vocabulary 3
    • Focus on Grammar 3
    • Exploring Italian 3
    • Discussion Point
    • Summary of the Week
  • Talking about yourself and your family
    • Introduction to Clip 4
    • Clip 4 - How old are you?
    • Comprehension 4
    • Focus on Communication 4
    • Focus on Vocabulary 4
    • Focus on Grammar 4
    • Exploring Italian 4
    • Introduction to Clip 5
    • Clip 5 - What's your phone number?
    • Comprehension 5
    • Focus on Communication 5
    • Focus on Vocabulary 5
    • Focus on Grammar 5
    • Exploring Italian 5
    • Introduction to Clip 6
    • Clip 6 - What’s your family like?
    • Comprehension 6
    • Focus on Communication 6
    • Focus on Vocabulary 6
    • Focus on Grammar 6
    • Exploring Italian 6
    • Discussion Point
    • Summary of the Week
    • Test
  • Physical appearance, directions and time
    • Introduction to Clip 7
    • Clip 7 - What do you look like?
    • Comprehension 7
    • Focus on Communication 7
    • Focus on Vocabulary 7
    • Focus on Grammar 7
    • Exploring Italian 7
    • Introduction to Clip 8
    • Clip 8 - Excuse me, where's the post office?
    • Comprehension 8
    • Focus on Communication 8
    • Focus on Vocabulary 8
    • Focus on Grammar 8
    • Exploring Italian 8
    • Introduction to Clip 9
    • Clip 9 - What time is it?
    • Comprehension 9
    • Focus on Communication 9
    • Focus on Vocabulary 9
    • Focus on Grammar 9
    • Exploring Italian 9
    • Discussion Point
    • Summary of the Week
  • Food, clothes, daily life
    • Introduction to Clip 10
    • Clip 10 - Tell me something about your habits!
    • Comprehension 10
    • Focus on Communication 10
    • Focus on Vocabulary 10
    • Focus on Grammar 10
    • Exploring Italian 10
    • Introduction to Clip 11
    • Clip 11 - How much is it?
    • Comprehension 11
    • Focus on Communication 11
    • Focus on Vocabulary 11
    • Focus on Grammar 11
    • Exploring Italian 11
    • Introduction to Clip 12
    • Clip 12 - What a nice dress!
    • Comprehension 12
    • Focus on Communication 12
    • Focus on Vocabulary 12
    • Focus on Grammar 12
    • Exploring Italian 12
    • Discussion point
    • Summary of the Week
    • Test
  • Buying food, having lunch and talking about the weather
    • Introduction to Clip 13
    • Clip 13 - At the supermarket
    • Comprehension 13
    • Focus on Communication 13
    • Focus on Vocabulary 13
    • Focus on Grammar 13
    • Exploring Italian 13
    • Introduction to Clip 14
    • Clip 14 - Buon appetito!
    • Comprehension 14
    • Focus on Communication 14
    • Focus on Vocabulary 14
    • Focus on Grammar 14
    • Exploring Italian 14
    • Introduction to Clip 15
    • Clip 15 - What's the weather like?
    • Comprehension 15
    • Focus on Communication 15
    • Focus on Vocabulary 15
    • Focus on Grammar 15
    • Exploring Italian 15
    • Discussion Point
    • Summary of the Week
  • My house, plans for the weekend, and studying Italian
    • Introduction to Clip 16
    • Clip 16 - I like it!
    • Comprehension 16
    • Focus on Communication 16
    • Focus on Vocabulary 16
    • Focus on Grammar 16
    • Exploring Italian 16
    • Introduction to Clip 17
    • Clip 17 - It’s finally Friday!
    • Comprehension 17
    • Focus on Communication 17
    • Focus on Vocabulary 17
    • Focus on Grammar 17
    • Exploring Italian 17
    • Introduction to Clip 18
    • Clip 18 - That's why I'm learning Italian
    • Comprehension 18
    • Focus on Communication 18
    • Focus on Vocabulary 18
    • Focus on Grammar 18
    • Exploring Italian 18
    • Discussion Point
    • Summary of the Week
    • Test
    • Arrivederci!

Taught by

Andrea Villarini

Reviews

4.6 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

4.9 rating at FutureLearn based on 359 ratings

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  • Wolfgang Laschet
    Nicely done. The dialogues are interesting, the teachers are committed. Only the summary in English I would change. Give a summary of the vocabulary, the phrases, the grammar construction learned.
    Buon lavoro.
  • Anonymous
    This course is well organized and offers a good amount of words and sentences. The articles on the Italian cultural background are interesting -- fascinating. Un cappuccino or un caffelatte, anyone?
  • Tania Neves
  • Shereen Gamal
    Grazie mille

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