ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES:

Italian is a Romance language in the Indo-European language family that evolved from the Latin spoken during the Roman Empire. Today, it is spoken by about 85 million people and is an official language in Italy, San Marino and Switzerland, and is the primary language of Vatican City. It is also spoken by large immigrant and expatriate communities in the Americas and Australia. According to the 2018 New Zealand Census, it is spoken by approximately 9900 New Zealanders.

OUR 2024 TERM 1 ITALIAN COURSES BEGIN ON THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2024.

Study Italian with EarthDiverse!

Our Introductory Italian course begins with a focus on conversational skills, vocabulary, proper pronunciation and reading practice, and an introduction to Italian grammar. Subsequent Terms reinforce both reading and pronunciation and introduce additional grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Basic everyday vocabulary and expressions are taught, with a view to empowering learners to speak basic Italian from the very beginning.

EarthDiverse currently offers the following Italian language courses on a rotating and evolving basis, with new intakes of students twice a year. As our Italian programme grows, 101 and 103 courses will be offered in Terms 1 and 3 each year, and 102 and 104 courses will be offered in Terms 2 & 4 each year. If you’re interested in starting a new language from scratch, you can do so twice a year, in Term 1 (early February) or Term 3 (July/August). If you have some elementary understanding, you may consider starting in a 102 or 103 course as well.

Courses in bolded blue below are offered during the current Term:

 

LOCATION: EarthDiverse Centre, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton, online via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Italian language courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.

ITALIAN COURSES OFFERED IN 2024 TERM 1 (Feb-Apr) ARE:

ITALIAN COURSES OFFERED IN 2024 TERM 2 (May-June) ARE:

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: