Italian for Holidays

A short course for complete beginners. This course will enable you to communicate in the language, at a basic level, with native speakers in a variety of everyday situations.

Course Content

A selection of topics from the following: Greetings and introductions Personal information Shopping Eating out Giving directions Making travel arrangements Likes and dislikes Daily activities Free time / hobbies

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Skills for Life Literacy Level 1 equivalent or above recommended/minimum GCSE English grades D-G No previous knowledge of Italian required.

First Class Requirements

Pen and paper

Attendance Requirements

Regular attendance is advisable to ensure maximum progress.

Assessment Methods

Homework and monitoring progress in class by question and answer and observation

Further Study Options

Year 1 course in Italian.

Additional Information

Students who study between classes (eg learn vocabulary, do written exercises) tend to make most progress.

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.