If you have little or no previous knowledge of Italian, this is the right level for you. In this immersive course, learn to share information about yourself and ask basic questions using the present tense. Practise listening and speaking about everyday social situations such as meeting new people, describing yourself, your family members and friends, and expressing opinions. Focus on pronunciation and basic grammar in interactive and conversational classes.
Note: This course requires the purchase of the textbook Via Del Corso A1, which is used for Beginner 1, Beginner 2 and Lower Intermediate 1 levels. This course covers units 1-4. Students can order this book from the UBC Bookstore.
This course is offered 100% online.
About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.