This level is ideal if you have taken a beginner conversational Italian course or have had some experience speaking Italian.
Add to your basic vocabulary in everyday situations involving travel, food and shopping. Respond to simple questions about likes, dislikes and past times. Using role play, order at a coffee shop and talk about your job. Learn how to communicate simple ideas orally and in writing. Practise the nuances of Italian, including correct registers of language to use in various situations.
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 5-8. 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.