Italian lessons in Sydney
Italia 500 Italian Beginner 3 course: in class
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Completed a Beginner 1 and Beginner 2 course at Italia 500 or at least 40 hours of formal tuition elsewhere? Our Italian Beginner 3 course - consisting of one 2.5 hour class per week, for a total of 8 weeks (20 hours tuition) and corresponding to level A1.3 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - is the course for you.
Starting dates & times:
Italian Beginner 3 course
One 2.5 hour class per week for a total of 8 weeks.
• The in-class format will be back in 2022
but a Zoom format of the Beginner 3
course should become available in mid
Each class includes a short break.
• 8 week course price: $320
There is no need to purchase expensive textbooks. In fact the prices above include GST, and, at no extra cost, the Italia 500 Beginner 3 course notes, in Pdf format, & the Italia 500 Beginner 3 Practice CDs, in Mp3 format, which accompany the course. Italia 500 does not charge an enrolment or membership fee.
How to enrol:
Enrol securely online by debit or credit card, regardless whether you have a Paypal account or not. Click on the Paypal button below.
Italia 500 Italian Beginner 3 standard course (1 x 2.5h class per week, for 8 weeks) starting...
Where are the classes held?
Our Italian classes are held at Italia 500 which is located in King York House, at suite 304, level 3, 32 York Street Street in Sydney's CBD, between Market and King streets, opposite The Grace Hotel, and between Wynyard & Town Hall stations (View our location on Google Maps). Buses and metered parking (from 6pm) are all within short distance. If you are driving in, it is probably more convenient to park in a parking station. To find which is the cheapest parking station nearby, please click on this link: www.parkopedia.mobi, insert in the "Where are you going?" field, "32 York Street, Sydney", and the appropriate time range. Our office hours are generally 1.30pm to 6.00pm, Monday to Thursday, however, if you are planning to drop by, please contact us ahead. What does Italia 500 look like? Take a peak!
"For entertaining, expert and affordable Italian lessons right in the heart of Sydney, visit italia500.com.au and take your passport with you, for the minute you set foot in Italia 500 you'll swear you've travelled to Italy! Buon Viaggio!"
Chris Harrison, author of Head Over Heel
Chris Harrison, author of Head Over Heel
Our small class size (average of 12 students) allows for plenty of practice and allows you to meet a range of truly interesting people whose contagious enthusiasm turns each Italian lesson into a gathering of friends rather than a formal Italian class.
In the Beginner 3 course we move to Venezia and, yes, we continue to work on the presente indicativo and il passato prossimo, and we start to delve into the fascinating world of i pronomi. We also learn how to ask for information regarding public transport and we learn how to ask for and understand opening and closing times for museums and shops. Learn about our approach to teaching Italian.
Aiming for fluency in Italian?
Our Italian courses are ideal for those aiming to achieve a high degree of fluency in Italian. In our Beginner courses (Beginner 1, 2 & 3) we start to build up our Italian vocabulary, to master the pronunciation, to learn how to construct sentences, to develop conversational skills so that you can actually hold a conversation relating to both practical topics and conversational topics, and to gain an understanding of how the language works - i.e. the grammar which we explain in the simplest and clearest of manners.
Italian for travellers:
Even only a basic knowledge of Italian makes such a difference when visiting Italy. We assume that the vast majority of our students will be travelling to Italy, either for the first time or will be returning to Italy in the future, so our beginner courses cover also a wide range of topics ideal for travellers and you'll find them extremely useful in providing you with the basic Italian and the travel tips that will truly enhance your visit to Italy.
Unsure of your level?
If you have studied Italian before and you are wondering whether you should join the Italia 500 Beginner 3 course, or if you've been self-learning Italian, please contact us prior to enrolling. If you studied Italian in year 12 or at university as an undergraduate, no matter how long ago it was, please do contact us as the Beginner 3 course is not a "refresher" course: it assumes that you completed 40 hours of formal Italian tuition.
Our practice CDs:
Our Italian Practice CDs, available in Mp3 format, have proven to be very popular with our students. They allow you to practise the vocabulary, the expressions and phrases, and the dialogue covered in your Italian class by repeating it several times, each time leaving a gap so that you can repeat it yourself. One of the most appealing features of the Practice CDs is that you can download them to your phone and listen to them in your car, at the gym, whilst you catch public transport or take the dog for a walk, and they represent a continuation of the class outside of class. They are also very useful if you happen to miss a class altogether.