Sos Italian - Learn Italian from scratch

An Italian course for beginners
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Instructed by Chiara Brambilla Language / Italian
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  • Lectures 52
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

Hello, my name is Chiara and I’ll be your teacher for this Italian course. This course is aimed at beginners, more precisely at people that are at A1 level of the CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Whether you’re planning to visit Italy, or you’re interested in learning Italian from scratch, this course is for you:

In it you're going to learn:

  • how to pronounce and read Italian
  • basic Italian grammar;
  • basic Italian vocabulary;

You’re also going to learn some simple and useful sentences to help you survive in Italy like:

  • how to greet someone
  • how to ask "what time is it?"
  • how to order in a bar-café
  • how to ask for the price
  • how to ask for directions, and so on.

With the exception of the first unit, that's about the alphabet, all the other units are made up of three sections:

  • In the first you’ll find a video explanation about grammar or vocabulary
  • In the second you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice with interactive exercises
  • Finally, in the third, you’ll find a complete didactic unit, specifically designed to help you hone your Italian reading, writing and listening skills. This unit aims both at strengthen your knowledge of the topics explained in the video lessons and at progressively introduce you to new vocabulary and grammar. The unit is in pdf form, so you can either complete it directly from your computer or print it.

By the end of this course you’ll be able to:

  • Read and pronounce Italian
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic sentences
  • Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where someone lives, people you know and things you have
  • Interact in a simple way

Are you ready? Let's start learning Italian!

What are the requirements?

  • Foxit Reader, that is a free Pdf reader - https://www.foxitsoftware.com/products/pdf-reader/
  • A media player able to play Mp3 files

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 2.30 hours of video lessons, 14 complete didactic units, an interactive exercise for each video lesson
  • Read and pronounce Italian
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic sentences
  • Ask and answer questions about personal details such as where someone lives, people you know and things you have

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone interested in learning Italian from scratch

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Introduction video
Preview
02:31
List of resources
1 page
Keys to the exercises in the Didactic Units and in Unit 1
73 pages
Section 2: Unit 1. The Alphabet
Consonants
09:40
Exercise: Consonants
4 pages
Other sounds
04:55
Exercise: Other sounds
3 pages
Vowels
08:11
Exercise: Vowels
3 pages
Section 3: Unit 2. How to introduce yourself
Greetings and basic sentences to introduce yourself
04:05
Exercise: Greetings and basic sentences
6 questions
Personal pronouns; The verb to be; The verb to be called
03:24
Exercise: Personal pronouns; Verb to be and to be called
6 questions
Nationality and Countries
06:06
Exercise: Nationality and Countries
9 questions
Didactic Unit 2
12 pages
Section 4: Unit 3. How are you? Where do you live?
How are you?
Preview
03:23
Exercise: How are you
5 questions
Where do you live? The present tense of the verbs ending in -are
02:35
Exercise: Where do you live? The present tense of the verbs ending in -are
5 questions
Prepositions a, in
Preview
02:31
Exercise: Prepositions a, in
5 questions
Didactic Unit 3
8 pages
Section 5: Unit 4. Numbers; Telling the age
Numbers 1-19; The present tense of the verb to have
03:00
Exercise: Numbers 1-19; The present tense of to have
8 questions
Numbers: tens, hundreds, thousands
05:03
Exercise: Numbers: tens, hundreds, thousands
6 questions
Didactic Unit 4
7 pages
Section 6: Unit 5. The present tense
The present tense of verbs ending in -ere
02:21
Exercise: The present tense of verbs ending in -ere
6 questions
The present tense of verbs ending in -ire
02:22
Exercise: The present tense of verbs ending in -ire
8 questions
Prepositions a, in, con
02:19
Exercise: Prepositions a, in, con
5 questions
Didactic Unit 5
7 pages
Section 7: Unit 6. Nouns and adjectives
Feminine and masculine nouns
08:27
Exercise: Feminine and masculine nouns
7 questions
The plural of adjectives
02:05
Exercise: The plural of adjectives
5 questions
The plural of nouns
04:37
Exercise: The plural of nouns
9 questions
There is, there are
02:53
Exercise: There is, there are
8 questions
The preposition a
02:13
Exercise: The preposition a
1 question
Didactic Unit 6
8 pages
Section 8: Unit 7. Telling the time
What time is it?
04:40
Exercise: What time is it?
8 questions
Didactic Unit 7
10 pages
Section 9: Unit 8. Means of transport; How to ask for the price
Definite articles
05:10
Exercise: Definite articles
7 questions
Didactic Unit 8
10 pages
Section 10: Unit 9. Directions
How to ask for directions; the position of an object
07:04
Exercise: How to ask for directions; The position of an object
8 questions
Demonstrative adjectives
04:30
Exercise: Demonstrative adjectives
6 questions
Didactic Unit 9
11 pages
Section 11: Unit 10. The house
Indefinite articles and partitivi articles
03:16
Exercise: Indefinite articles and partitivi articles
8 questions
Atoni personal pronouns
05:45
Exercise: Atoni personal pronouns
6 questions
Didactic Unit 10
10 pages
Section 12: Unit 11. Real estate
Tonici personal pronouns
03:12
Exercise: Tonici personal pronouns
5 questions
Prepositions di, con, su, tra, fra
04:24
Exercise: Prepositions di, con, su, tra, fra
6 questions
Didactic Unit 11
8 pages
Section 13: Unit 12. The family
Possessive adjectives
05:18
Exercise: Possessive adjectives
6 questions
Didactic Unit 12
10 pages
Section 14: Unit 13. At the bar- café
Possessive pronouns
Preview
02:39
Exercise: Possessive pronouns
5 questions
The imperative
09:25
Exercise: The imperative
6 questions
Indefinite adjectives and pronouns
03:08
Exercise: Indefinite adjectives and pronouns
6 questions
Didactic Unit 13
8 pages
Section 15: Unit 14. Present perfect and past participle
The past participle
05:28
Exercise: The past participle
5 questions
The present perfect
04:55
Exercise: The present perfect
6 questions
Didactic Unit 14
7 pages

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Instructor Biography

Chiara Brambilla, Language Tutor

Hi, my name is Chiara. I grew up in a small town near Milan. Languages and culture have always fascinated me. As a result, I spent my university years to hone my teaching and translating skills.

I graduated in Linguistic Sciences for intercultural communication, focusing on English and French. Then, I studied for a postgraduate certificate in Teaching Italian as a foreign language. Finally, I completed my linguistic education with a Master degree in translation studies.

In all these years, I've taught successfully both in public and private schools. And, so far, I've experience with children, teenagers, university students and adults.

Since 2014, I run a blog about Italy, Italian, teaching and translation, and I also provide online Italian lessons, and English to Italian translation services.

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