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Italian for Beginners - Level 1

Non-accredited Short Course

Buongiorno Italia! Immerse yourself into the Italian culture!

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Southport Start date: 07 Feb 2023 Duration: 8 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

On completion of this course students will have a basic level of knowledge of the language, culture and geography of Italy.  The student will be able to understand and use simple Italian sentences, introduce themselves, give personal information, basic socialising, make simple enquiries about restaurants and hotel reservations, departures/arrivals, time, numbers, street directions, car hire etc.

Topics include: social greetings, introductions, restaurant, shopping and price enquiries, talking about family and age, counting, days, months, seasons, arrivals and departures, telling and asking time, street directions, enquiries for bus stops, general enquiries, bookings, hotel reservations, renting a house, hiring a car, asking for petrol, public transport and basic grammar.

Students will participate in role play, activities and basic conversation. Some short educational videos about Italy may be used. The teacher is a native Italian tutor.

This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
07 Feb 2023
8 weeks
6.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Full fee: $365

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Italian for Beginners - Level 1 (NONAC09037)

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Italian for Beginners - Level 1

Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Resources required

Classroom delivery

  • Please bring a pen and paper for note taking.
  • An Italian dictionary is optional.
  • You will need to present your Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.

Mixed mode delivery
You will need:

  • a personal computer or laptop to participate actively in this course. The computer must have speakers, a microphone and internet access (webcam optional).
  • a quiet and ergonomically correct work area to participate actively in this course with no or little distractions.
  • a pen and paper for taking notes.
  • You will receive by email a Zoom meeting link in the days leading up to the first lesson.  This won’t be provided on enrolment.
  • You do not need a Zoom app or licence to attend the lessons, you can join using the URL (web link) the teacher provides if you prefer.
Need to know

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.