~A1.4 ~~  Saturday 9:00-10:30 am – with Francesca.
Starting January 6 (Dates: Jan 6-13-20-27, Feb 3-10-17-24, Mar 2-9-16-23, Apr 6)

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Level A1 Structure 80 hours (A1.1, A1.2, A1.3 A1.4)

Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and fundamental phrases to satisfy a concrete type’s needs. Can introduce him/herself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows, and things he/she has. Can interact simply, provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Course objectives:

  1. Greetings, introducing yourself and others, asking and giving personal information; talking about family; identifying things and people using affirmative, negative, and interrogative structures; formal and informal ways of addressing nationalities, jobs, and professions, numbers 1-100, days of the week, months. 
  2. Describing yourself, people, objects, and cities; talking about your family; understanding and asking for directions; famous Italian monuments and museums; transportation; a typical Italian family day.
  3. Saying what you can do/you want to do/you can do; asking and saying the time; talking about your past holidays; talking about months and seasons; saying your likes and dislikes; asking for information and booking a flight/ a tour and a table at the restaurant.
    Italian culture and customs:
  4. Fashion; Italian designers; Italian geography and the most significant cities; the Italian house; famous Italian places; the beauty of the Italian landscape.

Grammatical structures:

  1. Gender and number of Italian nouns and adjectives (feminine, masculine, singular, plural), definitive and indefinite articles, some prepositions (di, a, da, in), present tense of Essere (to be) and Avere (to have), present tense of the 1st. Conjugation verbs in -are (regular verbs).
  2. Possessive, demonstrative, and interrogative adjectives; present tense of 2nd. Conjugation verbs in -ere and 3rd. Conjugation verbs in -ire (regular and irregular); use of ‘vorrei’ (I would like); prepositions of place.
  3. Present tense and present perfect of reflexive and reciprocal; present tense of modal verbs (can, be able to, to want), prepositions, present perfect of regular and irregular verbs, frequency adverbs, the verb ‘’Piacere’’( to like), direct pronouns, partitives, indefinite adjectives.