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Online course

Italian for Beginners 6: Out And About

In this sixth Italian for Beginners course, learn to book holiday accommodation and order a meal.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its length + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps)
  • Access to quizzes and assignments
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Italian for Beginners 6: Out And About

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

Why join the course?

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

  • book holiday accommodation;
  • talk about dates;
  • make a complaint;
  • order a meal;
  • make a request;
  • talk about what you are doing right now.

Learn Italian to get things done

During the four weeks of the course, you will learn the vocabulary and phrases you need to get things done, such as booking a hotel or a holiday house or ordering a meal - and also making a complaint. You will find out how to specify dates.

You will learn how to use the present continuous to talk about what you are doing and how to make a request using the verb potere (can).

You will expand your knowledge of Italian culture, with information on holiday accommodation, Italian regional dishes and fast food Italian style.

What topics will you cover?

  • Book holiday accommodation;
  • Talk about dates;
  • Make a complaint;
  • Order a meal;
  • Make a request;
  • Talk about what you are doing right now.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

  • Develop skills in basic Italian for interacting in common communicative situations
  • Engage in simple communication in Italian
  • Apply the language introduced to get things done and make a request or a complaint
  • Apply the language introduced to talk about what you are doing now

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 five 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 Motzo

I am a Lecturer in Italian at The Open University. I am Italian but live in the UK. I love learning new languages, reading novels, walking in the country, listening to music and yoga.

Who developed the course?

Buy a personalised, digital and printed certificate and transcript

You can buy a Certificate of Achievement for this course — a personalised certificate and transcript in both digital and printed formats, to prove what you’ve learnt. A Statement of Participation is also available for this course.

Certificate of Achievement + transcript £49.00

Statement of Participation £34.00

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Charges to your account will be made in GBP. Prices in local currency are provided as a convenience and are only an estimate based on current exchange rates.