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New Italian Beginners Starting Soon

Italian Beginners Conversation

How do our online classes work

For our online classes, we are using a fabulous new video teaching tool (Zoom) that allows students to join and interact remotely. It even allows me to break the class into little breakout groups for conversation practice, allows me to go from group to group advising and assisting and then bring everyone back together just like in a regular class. The tool has a free app for whatever devices you prefer (phone, tablet, computer, laptop) that is simple to install and use (links and instructions provided). A few minutes before each lesson, you will receive a link for our class by email that will magically transport you to our virtual classroom (like teleportation in Star Trek).

What makes them great

I wasn’t sure how well it would work before I tried it but now I love it and having taught all my classes using it for a couple of weeks, my students really love it to. Some have even said they prefer it to regular classes. And not just because of the social distancing, there are a number of other advantages that I hadn’t thought about either:

  • All the notes I write in class o the whiteboard (notes, new words, grammar references) are automatically saved by the program. You can see them in the app when I write them but I also email them to you after class as a reference.
  • No more missing out on what I or other students say because your too far away from them. You just turn up the volume. The sound and video are fantastic quality
  • I can share all the documents, grammar pages, newspapers and reference material directly so they just pop up on screen for you. I can also make notes on them directly and of course email them all to you after class
  • Sit in your favourite chair, have a cup of tea (or vino) and relax during class. And wear whatever you want. We learn best when we are comfortable
  • We can watch movies and other videos, play games directly through the app. We don’t even need to switch off the light
  • The App is free, no login or signup process, no technical ability required

Happy to help.

Email carolina@italiancork.com or call 087-9588375 with any queries you might have

New Beginners class starting soon

Would you or someone you know enjoy learning our beautiful language?

Would you like to use this abundance of free time to learn a beautiful new language in a fun and relaxed environment? It’s a great way to keep your mind busy and enjoy learning in a small group of students who share the same interest in learning Italian. Since we switched to online classes students keep telling us that having our weekly Italian lessons to focus on is a great boost, and helps to keep productive in a fun and positive way

Details

Beginning April 20th
Mondays from 6.30 – 8.30
Online classes (see below for details)
A 10 lesson course: €130

How do our online classes work

For our online classes, we are using a fabulous new video teaching tool (Zoom) that allows students to join and interact remotely. It even allows me to break the class into little breakout groups for conversation practice, allows me to go from group to group advising and assisting and then bring everyone back together just like in a regular class. The tool has a free app for whatever devices you prefer (phone, tablet, computer, laptop) that is simple to install and use (links and instructions provided). A few minutes before each lesson, you will receive a link for our class by email that will magically transport you to our virtual classroom (like teleportation in Star Trek).

What makes them great

I wasn’t sure how well it would work before I tried it but now I love it and having taught all my classes using it for a couple of weeks, my students really love it to. Some have even said they prefer it to regular classes. And not just because of the social distancing, there are a number of other advantages that I hadn’t thought about either:

  • All the notes I write in class o the whiteboard (notes, new words, grammar references) are automatically saved by the program. You can see them in the app when I write them but I also email them to you after class as a reference.
  • No more missing out on what I or other students say because your too far away from them. You just turn up the volume. The sound and video are fantastic quality
  • I can share all the documents, grammar pages, newspapers and reference material directly so they just pop up on screen for you. I can also make notes on them directly and of course email them all to you after class
  • Sit in your favourite chair, have a cup of tea (or vino) and relax during class. And wear whatever you want. We learn best when we are comfortable
  • We can watch movies and other videos, play games directly through the app. We don’t even need to switch off the light
  • The App is free, no login or signup process, no technical ability required

Happy to help.

Email carolina@italiancork.com or call 087-9588375 with any queries you might have

New classes starting soon

Two Fluency Classes and a Beginners Class

Book for yourself or invite a friend but don’t wait as class size is limited to ensure everyone gets to participate fully

Italian town

Beginners Class

Starts Monday April 20th
10 lessons – €130

Learn, use and enjoy your Italian from day one in a fun and friendly class with a qualified,  experienced, native Italian teacher. Class size is limited so book now to avoid disappointment

Upper Beginners Fluency Class

Starts Wednesday April 22nd
8 lessons – €90 (see note below)

Best suited to students who have done a Beginners or Continuation class previously. We will use real life situations, such as shopping, check-in and check-out, talking about the weather, and many others, to gain fluency and confidence in our use of Italian. Using supports like flash cards, videos and role playing in a relaxed and fun class with a maximum of 10 students ensures that everybody actively participates in the lessons.

Intermediate Fluency Class

Starts Tuesday April 21st
8 lessons – €90 (see note below)

Best suited to students who have previously completed Continuation class (2 modules), or an Intermediate class or are already fluent in another romance language,
We will be working on the past tense, our vocabulary, useful expressions and Italian idioms. At the start of each lesson we will do activities to revise the previous lesson. There will be no grammar but just reminders as we go. We will use our Italian to solve real life situation such as renting a house, complaining about something or visiting a pharmacy to become more fluent and confident in our Italian.

How do our online classes work

For our online classes, we are using a fabulous new video teaching tool (Zoom) that allows students to join and interact remotely. It even allows me to break the class into little breakout groups for conversation practice, allows me to go from group to group advising and assisting and then bring everyone back together just like in a regular class. The tool has a free app for whatever devices you prefer (phone, tablet, computer, laptop) that is simple to install and use (links and instructions provided). A few minutes before each lesson, you will receive a link for our class by email that will magically transport you to our virtual classroom (like teleportation in Star Trek).

What makes them great

I wasn’t sure how well it would work before I tried it but now I love it and having taught all my classes using it for a couple of weeks, my students really love it to. Some have even said they prefer it to regular classes. And not just because of the social distancing, there are a number of other advantages that I hadn’t thought about either:

  • All the notes I write in class o the whiteboard (notes, new words, grammar references) are automatically saved by the program. You can see them in the app when I write them but I also email them to you after class as a reference.
  • No more missing out on what I or other students say because your too far away from them. You just turn up the volume. The sound and video are fantastic quality
  • I can share all the documents, grammar pages, newspapers and reference material directly so they just pop up on screen for you. I can also make notes on them directly and of course email them all to you after class
  • Sit in your favourite chair, have a cup of tea (or vino) and relax during class. And wear whatever you want. We learn best when we are comfortable
  • We can watch movies and other videos, play games directly through the app. We don’t even need to switch off the light
  • The App is free, no login or signup process, no technical ability required

Pay what you can

For our Fluency class students.
It is a difficult, sad and moving time for all of us. To keep our minds busy, enjoying learning in each others company is a way to keep up our relationship with others who have the same interest, have fun together and switch off for a while from our ‘Forced Isolation’. It’s great that many of us kept working, and others are receiving some government support, but some of us might be facing harder cut backs. In that case, pay what you can. To be together is more important and I wouldn’t like that some of you would miss out on taking part in these classes (and all that comes with them) because of financial restrictions. Just let me know. Grazie mille.

Happy to help.

Email carolina@italiancork.com or call 087-9588375 to know more or with any queries you might have regarding these classes.

Social distance learning – Stiamo insieme e tutto andrà bene

Italian countryside

 

Social Distance Learning

Stiamo insieme e tutto andrà bene

How does it work
For our Fluency online classes, we are using a fabulous new video teaching tool (Zoom) that allows students to join and interact remotely. It even allows me to break the class into little breakout groups for conversation practice, allows me to go from group to group advising and assisting and then bring everyone back together just like in a regular fluency class. The tool has a free app for whatever devices you prefer (phone, tablet, computer, laptop) that is simple to install and use (links and instructions are below). A few minutes before each lesson, you will receive a link for our class by email that will magically transport you to our virtual classroom (like teleportation in Star Trek).

What makes it great
I wasn’t sure how well it would work before I tried it but now I love it and having taught all my classes using it for a couple of weeks, my students really love it to. Some have even said they prefer it to regular classes. And not just because of the social distancing, there are a number of other advantages that I hadn’t thought about either:

  • All the notes I write in class o the whiteboard (notes, new words, grammar references) are automatically saved by the program. You can see them in the app when I write them but I also email them to you after class as a reference.
  • No more missing out on what I or other students say because your too far away from them. You just turn up the volume. The sound and video are fantastic quality
  • I can share all the documents, grammar pages, newspapers and reference material directly so they just pop up on screen for you. I can also make notes on them directly and of course email them all to you after class
  • Sit in your favourite chair, have a cup of tea (or vino) and relax during class. And wear whatever you want. We learn best when we are comfortable
  • We can watch movies and other videos, play games directly through the app. We don’t even need to switch off the light
  • The App is free, no login or signup process, no technical ability required

 

New Beginners Italian course in Blackrock starting soon

Find full details below the poster

Beginners italian course cork

Full course description:

Fancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential, but remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience.

Therefore, I would recommend that you book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. In order to book your place you can transfer the course fees to the ItalianCork bank account (Contact me for details: carolina@italiancork.com or 087 9588375).

Course details:

Starting date: 3rd of February

Last day: 6th of April

Time: 6.30-8.30 pm

Number of lessons: 10

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock

Price: €130

Refreshments provided during our 10 minute break

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, a summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they don’t fall behind.

Piccolitalia back on January 25th!

Italian for children Cork

GRUPPO SCUOLA (English below)

Stiamo per ripartire con le nostre lezioni del Gruppo Scuola. Abbiamo quasi finito di ripassare il programma dell’anno scorso e stiamo per iniziare nuovi argomenti. Studieremo gli aggettivi di secondo tipo (veloce/i, grande/i), ci divertiremo con le preposizioni semplici (di, a, da, etc.), quelle articolate (nel, dal, della, etc.) e con gli aggettivi possessivi (mia, tua, suo, etc). Attraverso corte storie lavoreremo sul nostro ascolto e sulla nostra comprensione.

Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Impariamo continuamente, non solo attraverso giochi, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni del Gruppo Scuola si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Carnevale, tutto in italiano (ovviamente)!

Dettagli per il Gruppo Scuola

Numero di lezioni: 10

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 25 gennaio 

2) sabato 8 febbraio

3) sabato 22 febbraio

4) sabato 7 marzo

5) sabato 21 marzo

6) sabato 4 aprile

7) sabato 18 aprile

8) sabato 2 maggio

9) sabato 16 maggio

10) sabato 30 maggio

Orario: 12.00-13.30 am

Libro di testo: Grammatica italiana di Sabrina Galasso (Alma edizioni)

Prezzo: € 120 per 10 lezioni

Discount: €110 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per maggiori informazioni su metodologie ed obiettivi andate al link https://www.italiancork.com/metodologie-obiettivi/

Per iscrizioni e domande e-mail carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

Italian Conversation

GRUPPO SCUOLA (School Group)

We are about to start with our Gruppo Scuola. We have almost finished to revise our grammar and we are ready to start with new topics. We will study the second type adjectives (veloce/i, grande/i), we will have fun with prepositions and prepositional articles (della, alla, nel, etc.) and we will learn Italian possessives adjectives (mia, tua, suo, etc.). We will work on our listening and comprehension through short stories. We won’t get bored at all!

We’re learning while having fun using a holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn, not only through games, but also through videos and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gruppo Scuola will be held every two weeks and will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Carnevale… all in Italian!

Details of the Gruppo Scuola

Number of lessons: 10

Dates:

1) Saturday 25th of January

2) Saturday 8th of February

3) Saturday 22nd of February

4) Saturday 7th of March

5) Saturday 21st of March

6) Saturday 4th of April

7) Saturday 18th of April

8) Saturday 2nd of May

9) Saturday 16th of May

10) Saturday 30th of May

Time: 12.00-13.30

Book: Grammatica italiana di Sabrina Galasso (Alma edizioni)

Price: € 120 for 10 lessons

Discount: € 110 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

For more info you can send us an email at carolina@italiancork.com or ring on 087 9588375.

Italian language beginners Cork

Gioca e Impara (Play and learn) English below

Stiamo per cominciare il nostro Gioca e Impara! Per tutti i bambini che vogliono imparare l’italiano o per quelli che già lo parlano un po’ e vogliono impararlo meglio in modo attivo, divertente e soprattutto in compagnia di altri bambini. Andremo avanti con la storia dei nostri amici bruchi di Raccontami 1 ed impareremo molto sui diversi piatti della cucina cucina italiana e delle altre nazionalità, un buon modo per imparare nuovo vocabolario ed aggettivi! Insomma, non ci annoieremo di sicuro! Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Lavoriamo continuamente sul nostro vocabolario, non solo attraverso giochi e storytelling, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni di Gioca e Impara si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Carnevale… tutto in italiano, ovviamente!

Dettagli per Gioca & Impara

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 25 gennaio 

2) sabato 8 febbraio

3) sabato 22 febbraio

4) sabato 7 marzo

5) sabato 21 marzo

6) sabato 4 aprile

7) sabato 18 aprile

8) sabato 2 maggio

9) sabato 16 maggio

10) sabato 30 maggio

Prezzo: € 120 per 10 lezioni

Discount: €110 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Orario: 13.30-15.00 am

Libro di testo:‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis-Elisa Giuliani Pancheri)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per maggiori informazioni mandate una e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

Italian Leaving Cert PreparationGioca e Impara (Play & Learn)

We are about to start our Gioca e Impara class! For all children who want to learn Italian or for those who already speak a little Italian and would like to improve it in an active and fun way with other children. We will go on with the story of our friends, the caterpillars of our book (Raccontami 1), and we will learn a lot about different Italian foods and from other countries. Great way to broaden our vocabulary and learn adjectives! We won’t get bored at all!

We’re learning while having fun through the holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn new vocabulary, not only through games and storytelling, but also through videos and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gioca e Impara group will be held every two weeks and it will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Carnevale… all in Italian!

Details of the Gioca & Impara

Number of lessons: 10

Dates:

1) Saturday 25th of January

2) Saturday 8th of February

3) Saturday 22nd of February

4) Saturday 7th of March

5) Saturday 21st of March

6) Saturday 4th of April

7) Saturday 18th of April

8) Saturday 2nd of May

9) Saturday 16th of May

10) Saturday 30th of May

Price: € 120 for 10 lessons

Discount: € 110 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Time: 13.30-15.00

Book: ‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis-Elisa Giuliani Pancheri)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

For more info you can send us an email at carolina@italiancork.com or ring on 087 9588375.

Learn Italian in Cork

 

Why learn a language at a young age?

Italian leaving certI have been preparing students for their Junior and Leaving Cert in Cork for many years. Last year one of them told me something remarkably interesting, ‘I am very lucky Carolina (he  was talking to me in Italian, obviously) because I know many languages. I am not as stressed out as my classmates and I don’t have to work as hard as they do’. He took French (he is bilingual French/English), Italian (incredibly fluent and accurate), Spanish and Irish for his Leaving Cert and he passed it brilliantly. 

Learning a language at a young age is effortless and bears much fruit for our children’s future. I see how easily our pupils learn grammar during our Saturday’s lessons in Piccolitalia. Learning Italian at a young age through games, songs and presentations is easy, fun, and ensures the Italian language for life (grammar, idioms and traditions included). This is a gift that our children will be able to use, not only in Italy, but also to get higher marks for their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert. 

Our classes are on here in Blackrock and are held exclusively in Italian and are open to Italians and non-Italians.

We have two groups (for now). One for children with a little or no Italian (Gioca e Impara, Play and Learn) and the other for children who can understand, read and speak Italian or get by. I am very proud to say that 2 of our students in the Gruppo Scuola are coming from our previous group (Gioca e Impara), they don’t have any Italian relatives, their Italian grammar is amazing and they took their parents to Italy this year! Well done and well done to their mum who is helping at home. Please take a look at our Courses’ presentation, but remember that places are limited and we have very few left for our next academic year (starting on the 28th of September). 

To know more, check www.italiancork.com/155-2/

or e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com or ring on 087 9588375.

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Piccolitalia, cominciamo sabato 28 settembre

Italian for children Cork

Contents, Timetable and fees (Gruppo Scuola e Gioca e Impara)

GRUPPO SCUOLA (English below)

Stiamo per ripartire con le nostre lezioni del Gruppo Scuola. Dopo le nostre lunghe vacanze estive faremo un bel ripasso della grammatica che abbiamo studiato l’anno scorso: i nomi, il maschile ed il femminile, il singolare ed il plurale, i nomi in e (la neve, il sole, etc.) gli articoli determinativi e indeterminativi (il, lo, la, un, uno, una, etc.), il verbo Essere ed il verbo Avere ed il presente indicativo dei verbi regolari delle 3 coniugazioni (are, ere, ire) Studieremo gli aggettivi di secondo tipo (veloce/i, grande/i) e ci divertiremo con le preposizioni semplici (di, a, da, etc.) e quelle articolate (nel, dal, della, etc.). Attraverso corte storie lavoreremo sul nostro ascolto e sulla nostra comprensione (potranno ascoltare le storie anche a casa con voi). Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Impariamo continuamente, non solo attraverso giochi, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni del Gruppo Scuola si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Natale, tutto in italiano (ovviamente)!

Dettagli per il Gruppo Scuola

Numero di lezioni: 7

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 28 settembre

2) sabato 12 ottobre

3) sabato 26 ottobre

4) sabato 9 novembre

5) sabato 23 novembre

6) sabato 7 dicembre

7) sabato 21 dicembre (Lezione Speciale di Natale)

Orario: 12.00-13.30 am

Libro di testo: Grammatica italiana di Sabrina Galasso (Alma edizioni)

Prezzo: € 80 per 7 lezioni

Discount: €75 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per maggiori informazioni su metodologie ed obiettivi andate al link https://www.italiancork.com/metodologie-obiettivi/

Per iscrizioni e domande e-mail carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

Italian Conversation

GRUPPO SCUOLA (School Group)

We are about to start with our Gruppo Scuola lessons. After our long summer holidays we will revise, especially through games, videos and songs, what we learned last year: Italian nouns (masculine, feminine, singular and plural), nouns which finish with ‘e’ (la neve, il sole), definite and indefinite articles (the, a/an), the Essere verb (to be) and Avere (to have), present tense of regular conjugations verbs (are, ere, ire). We will study the second type adjectives (veloce/i, grande/i) and we will start working on Prepositions and prepositional articles (della, alla, nel, etc.). We will work on our listening and comprehension through short stories (that students can listen to in class, but also at home with you). We won’t get bored at all! 

We’re learning while having fun using a holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn, not only through games, but also through videos and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gruppo Scuola will be held every two weeks and will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Natale (Christmas)… all in Italian!

Details of the Gruppo Scuola

Number of lessons: 7

Dates:

1) Saturday 28th of September 

2) Saturday 12th of October

3) Saturday 26th of October

4) Saturday 9th of November

5) Saturday 23rd of November

6) Saturday 7th of December

7) Saturday 21st of December (Special Italian Christmas Class)

Time: 12.00-13.30

Book: Grammatica italiana di Sabrina Galasso (Alma edizioni)

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

Time: 12.00-13.30

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

To enrol and questions about this course email carolina@italiancork.com or ring on 087 9588375.

Italian language beginners Cork

Gioca e Impara (English below)

Stiamo per cominciare il nostro Gioca e Impara! Per tutti i bambini che vogliono imparare l’italiano o per quelli che già lo parlano un po’ e vogliono impararlo meglio in modo attivo, divertente e soprattutto in compagnia di altri bambini. Andremo avanti con la storia dei nostri amici bruchi di Raccontami 1 e giocheremo con le stagioni, i mesi ed i giorni della settimana, per arrivare finalmente ad imparare tutto sui tipi diversi di alimenti e cibi. 

Insomma, non ci annoieremo di sicuro! Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Lavoriamo continuamente sul nostro vocabolario, non solo attraverso giochi e storytelling, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni di Gioca e Impara si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Natale e la Befana… tutto in italiano, ovviamente!

Dettagli per Gioca & Impara

Numero di lezioni: 7

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 28 settembre

2) sabato 12 ottobre

3) sabato 26 ottobre

4) sabato 9 novembre

5) sabato 23 novembre

6) sabato 7 dicembre

7) sabato 21 dicembre (Lezione Speciale di Natale)

Orario: 13.30-15.00 am

Libro di testo:‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis-Elisa Giuliani Pancheri)

Prezzo: € 80 per 8 lezioni

Discount: € 75 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per iscrizioni ed informazioni sul corso mandate una e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

Italian Leaving Cert PreparationGioca e Impara (Play & Learn)

We are about to start our Gioca e Impara class! For all children who want to learn Italian or for those who already speak a little Italian and would like to improve it in an active and fun way with other children. We will go on with the story of our friends, the caterpillars of our book (Raccontami 1), and we will play with the seasons, months and days of the week to finally get to learn all about different foods. We won’t get bored at all! We’re learning while having fun through the holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn new vocabulary, not only through games and storytelling, but also through videos and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gioca e Impara group will be held every two weeks and it will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Natale (Christmas) and Befana… all in Italian!

Details of the Gioca & Impara

Number of lessons: 7

Dates:

1) Saturday 28nd of September 

2) Saturday 12th of October

3) Saturday 26th of October

4) Saturday 9th of November

5) Saturday 23rd of November

6) Saturday 7th of December

7) Saturday 21st of December  (Special Italian Christmas Class)

Time: 13.30-15.00

Book: ‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis-Elisa Giuliani Pancheri)

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

Learn Italian in Cork

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4 New Italian Classes in the College of Commerce

4 New Italian Classes are starting soon in the College of Commerce!

Italian Beginners, Italian Continuation, Italian Intermediate and Italian Intermediate Plus are starting at the beginning of October. Italian Intermediate Plus is a new format and a great opportunity for all students who want to refine and improve their Italian with the use of the Subjunctive. We will learn it step by step (a small step at the time) and we will have plenty of fun activities to consolidate and enjoy its use… tutto in italiano!

  • Italian Beginners

The beginners course is an interactive and engaging introduction to this beautiful language. Students are given a good grounding in the language through basic Italian grammar (e.g. definite and indefinite articles, prepositions, numbers, present tense, time), but more importantly they learn Italian through a communicative approach. In fact, students begin using the language right from the start using real life situations like greetings, talking about themselves and making a reservation at the restaurant.

Night: Wednesday

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Course Fee: €120 or €110 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application

 

  • Italian Continuation

Topics explored during the previous course are extended and students are continuously encouraged to speak in Italian. New vocabulary and grammar are immediately implemented in new situations such as bargaining at the market, talking about family, weather, holidays and so on. Writing skills are also developed to consolidate students newly learned sentence structures.

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Adjectives (primo e secondo tipo), possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, (il mio cane, la mia macchina, quel bambino, quella bambina, il bel vestito, etc.)

– La famiglia nouns and rules

– Interrogative words

– Verb piacere and few other irregular verbs

– Prepositional articles (dello, nella, sul, etc.). We will implement them in new conversational tasks such as role playing in real life situations and listening activities.

Suggested level

This course is advisable for those who already attended Italian Beginners and for those who are comfortable with the present tense (mangio, bevo, vado, regular verbs and some irregular ones), articles (il, lo, la, gli, etc.), prepositions (a Roma, in Italia, in bus, etc.), the time (che ore sono? Sono le 5), numbers and basic conversation (place an order at the restaurant, talk about themselves).

Night Tuesday

Time 6.00-8.00pm

Duration 8 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

 

  • Italian Intermediate

“Parliamo Italiano” is the motto of this course, as we will alternate a grammar class (held in English) and a fluency class held completely in Italian with different topics and some listening (we will sometimes use a language room with headsets). Students will develop their language skills through discussion, exercises and role playing while new Italian idioms and expressions will help students to sound more Italian in conversation. Students will be using Italian scripts to ask when they don’t understand (cosa significa ________? Come si dice ________? Non ho capito, puoi ripetere per favore? Come si scrive ________?), therefore the flow won’t be interrupted… we want to think in Italian to be fluent!

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Il Partitivo (del/un po’/qualche)

– L’Imperfetto (io mangiavo, io andavo a scuola)

– Il Futuro (mangerò al ristorante domani, andrò a scuola l’anno prossimo)

– Il Condizionale presente (vorrei un panino, mangerei un gelato)

– Il Si Impersonale (si mangia bene in Italia, si vive bene in Irlanda)

– Molto: aggettivo ed avverbio (ho molti amici, Maria mangia molto)

Suggested level

Students should be comfortable with the present tense and the past tense (passato prossimo). They should have a good understanding of grammatical topics, such as masculine and feminine, articles (il, lo, la, I, gli, ecc.), prepositions and prepositional articles (di, a, da, della, dalla, agli and so on) and adjectives (la macchina è grande, il gatto è nero).

Night Tuesday

Time 8.00-9.30pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

  • Intermediate Plus

A new welcoming format for all students from the Intermediate who would like to progress with Italian grammar and learn the subjunctive from scratch and with plenty of time for practice, to express ourselves in different, more refined and articulated ways. Lessons are in Italian and we will largely use ‘Cosa significa ________?’ and ‘Come si dice _________?’ when we need clarifications. It is a great opportunity to learn the subjunctive through baby steps with plenty of activities to enjoy it! Read the rest to see what you think… in italiano!

 

Il motto di questo corso è ‘In Italiano, per favore’. Infatti, questo corso è tutto in italiano. Le lezioni di grammatica si alterneranno a Lezioni di Conversazione concentrate sia sulla fluenza sia sulla precisione grammaticale.

Durante questo semestre, dal punto di vista grammaticale lavoreremo sui seguenti argomenti:

-Congiuntivo presente e quando si usa.

-Congiuntivo passato e quando si usa.

-Uno o più argomenti grammaticali da ripassare a scelta degli studenti.

-Alcune espressioni idiomatiche formate da verbi e preposizioni (andarsene, fregarsene, arrangiarsi, cavarsela, per esempio). 

Come potete vedere il programma di grammatica non è troppo fitto dense). Questo è per lasciare un po’ di tempo alla consolidazione di ciò che apprenderemo attraverso esercizi pratici per rendere più fluente l’uso delle nuove costruzioni grammaticali.

Durante le nostre lezioni di conversazione parleremo della musica italiana come del Festival di Sanremo, superstizioni italiane ed ovviamente delle tradizioni e festività tipiche italiane (e non), come il Natale, la Befana e ‘chi più ne ha, più ne metta’. Allora, siete prontissimi?

Night: Wednesday

Time: 8.00-9.30pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Course Fee: € 110 or €100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application

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New Italian Beginners Course

Italian Beginners CorkFancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential and remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience… but hurry as it gets booked up very quickly and it’s already filling up. To book your place email carolina@italiancork.com

Course details

Starting date: Monday 22nd of July

Last lesson: 14th of October

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Number of lessons: 12

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock (parking available), 202, 215, 219 bus route

Price: €120

There won’t be a lesson on Monday the 5th of August as it is Bank Holiday Weekend.

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they won’t fall behind.

 

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