Online course

Italian for Beginners 3: My Daily Life

In the third Italian for Beginners course, learn how to talk about your daily life and your leisure activities.

This course is part of the Italian for Beginners program, which will enable you to learn Italian as you discover the culture of Italy .

Why join the course?

This free online course is the third of six in the Italian for Beginners program. It will introduce you to language that you need to:

  • ask and say the time;
  • say what time things happen;
  • talk about your daily routine;
  • talk about working hours;
  • talk about going to places;
  • talk about leisure activities.

Describe your normal day in Italian

During the four weeks of the course, you will learn vocabulary and expressions to talk about what you do during a normal day, and learn the present tense of regular verbs ending in -ere and -ire, as well as some irregular verbs such as andare (to go) and uscire (to go out) and venire (to come). You will also talk about your leisure habits and things you do regularly, using reflexive verbs.

By now, you will find that you are getting more confident in your listening, and you will continue to work on your speaking, reading and writing skills too.

You will find out about meal times and eating habits in Italy, and about bike-friendly towns.

What topics will you cover?

  • Ask and say the time;
  • Say what time things happen;
  • Talk about your daily and weekly routine;
  • Talk about working hours;
  • Talk about going to places;
  • Talk about leisure activities.

When would you like to start?

  • Available now
    This course started 26 November 2018

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Develop skills in basic Italian for interacting in common communicative situations
  • Engage in simple communication in Italian
  • Apply the language introduced to talk about what you do during a normal day
  • Apply the language introduced to talk about your leisure habits and things you do regularly, using reflexive verbs

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people with little prior knowledge of Italian, who want to learn the basic language and find out about Italy and its regions and culture. The course assumes that you have already studied the previous two courses in the Italian for Beginners program. This course is taught through English.

Who will you learn with?

Anna Proudfoot

Lecturer in Italian at the Open University, author of Italian course books. I'm Scottish but learnt Italian in Italy when young. I love singing, dancing and travelling around Italy.

Anna Calvi

OU associate lecturer and materials writer. I have written materials on business communication, Academic English and Italian.

Who developed the course?

The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.

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