Italian Beginners

A course for those who have never studied Italian previously.

Whatever your motivation to learn another language, be it for upcoming travel, to sharpen your cognitive skills, to improve your memory, increase your understanding of your own culture...or just to have fun, begin your journey here. From the exhilaration of understanding a new concept to the frustration of not being able to grasp a particular rule, within small classes tutors take time to explain concepts and make learning a language fun.

*As part of our dedication to delivering comprehensive language programs, we endeavour to find the right level of class to meet individual student needs. Please note class levels are subject to change depending on enrolment numbers and student abilities within each class. For repeat students, please ask your teacher for advice when re-enrolling about a suitable class for your level. For new students, please contact us to discuss further your level of experience. We look forward to finding the right class for you!

Tutor: Gianna Di Genua

Although born in Australia, I am considered a near- native Italian speaker, and have studied in Italy for extended periods of time. I have been teaching adults for many years at various places, such as The Centre for Continuing Education at The University of Sydney, The WEA in Sydney, The Five Dock Learning Centre, and privately. Besides teaching adults, I have also worked as an Interpreter/Translator and I also  teach children from pre-school age up to HSC Level Italian. My approach is quite an organic one as I tend to draw upon the here and now in order to encourage spontaneity and easy flow conversation. An assumingly slightly unstructured teaching style is adopted to allow for the students who miss lessons or enter in class late at times due to work or other commitments, to have flexibility and ease of learning. This then permits those that cannot manage to do extra work at home a more relaxed learning environment. We are to enjoy our Italian experience and not to sweat it out!