Italian Intermediate

Class capacity: 5-12 students.


For students who have completed at least 1 year of italian recently and want to expand their knowledge of the italian language. You are keen to build confidence in various daily life situations and have a conversation using future and past tense. This class is mostly conducted in the language you have been learning and participation is expected.

Materials List

Materials List: Roy recommends the book “Nuovo Espresso 2 + ebook interattivo” which is also used at the Institute of Italian Culture in Sydney. It is full of audio and video resources that students can use in class and at home and makes the lesson much more interesting and motivating. Textbook and workbook are all in one book which is available from Abbeys or Amazon. https://www.abbeys.com.au/book/nuovo-espresso-2-textbookworkbook-ebook-9788861826809.do *NOTE: all adult classes are for 18+ only, unless otherwise specified.

Tutor: Roy Gerente

A passion for Italy and its culture took Roy on a life journey of exploration which started in Greece and led to her Italian citizenship. She studied Italian language and literature and obtained a master’s degree in teaching Italian to foreigners from the University of Venice. She taught Italian to adults and children for several years in a group and individual setting. She has attended specialisation courses in Italy and has worked in a corporate environment in Rome and in Athens. She moved to Australia with her Italian husband and children a few years ago and continues to share her love for Italy. In her class, students are encouraged to participate in a fun and relaxing environment where mistakes are welcomed as friends.