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Italian Travellers Stage 1

Course Outline

Getting started with learning Italian is about developing a basic vocabulary and understanding simple phrases. This modern colloquial Italian course is for people with no prior knowledge of the language. Perfect for anyone looking to travel who wants to grasp a better understanding of the langauge and the Italian culture. Topics include

  • Basic grammar & vocabulary
  • Cultural notes
  • Conversation
  • Individual and group work.

At the end of the course you should be able to ask simple questions, express your likes and dislikes, ask and give travel information, make reservations in hotels and restaurants, and order a meal.

Please Bring

  • Notebook and pen.

  • For the evening class with Francesca the textbook will be Buon giorno Italia by Joseph Cremona (New Edition).(approximate cost $35) Extra study material supplied by Francesca

  • For the daytime class with Flavia the textbook will also be Buon giorno Italia by Joseph Cremona (New Edition).(approximate cost $35)

  • For the classes with Rosa the textbook will be ’15 Minute Italian’ by DK (approximate cost $18) ISBN: 9780241327388 Extra study material supplied by Rosa.

A Recommended Supplier would be Abbey's Bookshop, York Street, Sydney or or alternatively

P.N. There are many bookshops shops, or options to order the book online in addition to the recommended outlets above. Please note it is quite common for a textbook not to be available at the commencement time of your course. If this becomes the case, your tutor will have photocopied handouts available until your book arrives.

Please call and check with the office on 9970 1000 to confirm the class is going ahead before purchasing your book. NBMC is not liable to for any loss incurred from purchasing a textbook if a class is cancelled.

It is advised that you purchase the book as soon as you know the class is going ahead, due to the length of time it takes for delivery. The tutors also recommend the Book Depository website, an online bookstore, as being one of the fastest for delivery.

Virtual Classroom

For the Zoom option please read the following. Zoom is easy to use video conferencing software with a simple set up. You will be able to see your trainer and classmates and interact as though you were in the same room, all from the comfort of your own home!

This is what you need to join the Zoom class:

  • Understanding the basics of using Zoom – see our free Zoom tutorial by clicking here.
  • Access to a computer, iPad/tablet or smartphone; and
  • A webcam* so that you can be seen by the trainer; and
  • A microphone* so that you can participate in the class and be heard by the trainer; and
  • A good Internet connection.

*If you have a laptop computer a webcam and microphone is usually built into the top of the screen frame. Smartphones and iPad/tablets also contain cameras and microphones.

Once you have watched our free tutorial and experimented with Zoom, if you still have questions, we are offering free Q & A Zoom sessions with one of our experienced trainers. See our Zoom page for available dates by clicking here.

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

Course testimonials:

  • The training was practical, informative and fun. I look forward to progressing with the training next term as I look to enrol in Travellers Stage 2.
  • Thank you Rosa for your great teaching
  • Francesca’s approach to teaching was excellent. I found the material practical and the pace was just right.
  • Rosa's smiling manner and readiness to engage with us was so encouraging and we never felt embarrassed by making mistakes I also enjoyed the opportunity to learn with others who were planning trips to Italy.
  • Flavia made learning fun and interesting and at a pace which was just right.
  • Teacher, Rosa Santi was excellent
  • Francesca from the very start of the course made it interesting and worked at the class' pace. You never felt uncomfortable asking questions and always learnt quite a bit each lesson.
  • I really enjoyed being able to do the class via Zoom
  • The trainer, Flavia, made the class interesting and enjoyable.
  • Flavia made the course enjoyable and exciting!

Contact us

Narrabeen Annex: 1525 Pittwater Road,
North Narrabeen NSW 2101
Office Hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm, Mon to Fri

Brookvale Campus: Level 1, 14 William St, Brookvale NSW 2100
Office Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm, Tues and Thur

Post: NBCC Reply Paid 1966, Dee Why NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9970 1000

Registered Training Organisation Code 90113