Centre of Italian Studies

Centre of Italian Studies

Melbourne, VIC

Italian for Adults: Beginner Course (Level 1)

What to Bring

  • Notebook and pen
  • Ci Siamo Textbook and Workbook

What to Wear

  • Casual

Italian for Adults: Beginner Course (Level 1)

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • Term 2: 26th April - 4th July
  • Mondays 6pm-7.30pm
  • Tuesdays 10am-11.30am
  • Tuesdays 7.40pm-9.10pm
  • Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm
  • Wednesdays 7.40pm-9.30pm
  • Thursdays 11.40pm-1.10pm
  • Thursdays 6pm-7.30pm
  • Saturdays 11.40pm-1.10pm

What You Will Learn

  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Describe yourself and others
  • Say how you feel

What You Get

  • Small group instruction, to ensure personal attention
  • Qualified Italian mothertongue teachers



The main objective is to enable our students to communicate effectively in Italian, so students are encouraged to take an active part in the lessons.

Conversation is the main focus of all CIS classes. Grammar, reading and writing skills are also taught thoroughly, but always with a view to applying them in practical, real-life situations. A variety of resources such as games, songs and dvds are also used to develop students' comprehension and conversation.


  • Students with no prior knowledge of Italian
  • Students with very little knowledge of Italian


  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Describe yourself and others
  • Say how you feel
  • Say where you are from 
  • Use the formal and informal way of speaking
  • Say where you live
  • Say what you like and dislike
  • Talk about what people are like
  • Order something to drink or eat
  • Express a simple opinion
See yourself here?
Book soon. 578 people viewed this class.
Sep 2016

Great way to learn Italian, after work - in the heart of Carlton. Great vibe in the classroom. The teachers are lovely !!

Jun 2016

Very disappointed by the way of teaching. I felt extremely left behind in my first few classes as the fundamentals were not explained before getting into sentences. This was meant to be a beginner class and I was told that there was no expected knowledge of Italian, however the other woman in my class could speak and understand fluent Italian which was very intimidating etc. When I went into a different class in week 6, they had a clear understanding of the fundamentals, vowels, numbers etc. The way of teaching in this second class seems different to my original class so with the older teacher, it seemed better. I am open to giving it another go, however I think the school needs to have the teaching method consistent across all classes.