Italian Advanced Conversation

Class Capacity: 6-12 students.

All participants who enrol must be fully (double) vaccinated by the class start date to be able to join classes on site (as per NSCC COVID policy): NO refunds or transfers for anyone who enrols and is not fully vaccinated by the class start date. 

Advanced Conversation level: For students who have completed at least 2 terms / 32 hours of Italian recently and want to expand their knowledge of the Italian language.You have studied Italian language for 6 to 9 months and are keen to build confidence in various daily life situations, have a conversation using future and past tense. This class is mostly conducted in the language you have been learning and participation is expected.

*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! 

*As an extra cleaning measure we ask students to assist their tutor in a post-course clean down of surfaces and equipment they have used during this time. Thank you for helping us ensure the safety of our entire community.You can find more about our COVID safety procedures at

Materials List

Roy recommends the book “Nuovo Espresso 3 + 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 and is available from Abbeys or Amazon. *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.