Learn Italian for Beginners - Part 1 St George & Sutherland Community College

Learn Italian for Beginners - Part 1

Italy, with its 65% of the world’s art treasure and its ancient history at every corner is one of the most visited countries in the world. Its language is the language of romance, opera, and poetry. Whether you are an art lover, a food lover or you just want to exercise the grey cells Italian is your language. You will be fascinated by the logic and simplicity of this melodic language. Italian is pronounced exactly the way it is written making it easy to speak and spell. Our classes are conducted in a stress free, friendly and fun atmosphere. Audio visual aids, games and role play are used to facilitate the diverse learning methods.

SGSCC Beginners Language courses are Entry Level, meaning no prior knowledge is required. These courses are geared to the potential tourist, business person and those wishing to improve communication with friends or family who have non-English speaking background.

Course Outline:

Part 1

  • Alphabet pronunciation
  • Numbers 0-10
  • Greetings formal and informal
  • Nouns (gender and number)
  • Determinative articles (masculine, feminine, singular, plural)
  • Use of adjectives (gender and number)
  • Verb essere (to be) present indicative.


  • By the end of Part 1 students should be able to introduce themselves.
  • Spell their names with the Italian alphabet.
  • Exchange greetings. Ask how someone is and say how they are.
  • Make basic conversation, their nationality, marital status, phone number...
  • Buy tickets. Order coffee and snacks.
  • Use nouns, articles and adjectives as appropriate.


  • For Arsenia Neirotit’s beginners class you will need to purchase Italianissimo New Edition 1 ISBN 978-0-563-51906-5 beginners book
  • Bring pen and paper
  • The purchase of an Italian dictionary is recommended

About the tutor:

Arsenia Neirotti was born in Torino, Italy, where she also completed her studies. She has a great passion for the Italian language which she enjoys sharing with her students. Her love for her language prompted her to specialise in Adult Education and has been teaching at the SGSCC for the past 28 years. Her main interests are Italian Renaissance Art and Opera which she has enthusiastically presented in her Italian Culture workshops. Arsenia firmly believes that learning should be fun at any age so join her and have a great time.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.