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Italian Advanced

Course Overview

Designed for students with a minimum 3 year study who wish to engage in active conversation and gain a deeper understanding of the language and culture. 

You are comfortable using past, present and future tenses with a vast vocabulary. You are generally confident in using your Italian language skills and seeking the opportunity to practise and keep improving. Grammar still has some more secrets to reveal to you and the audio-visual resources used in class will help consolidate its concepts and bring you closer to Italy. Not sure how much Italian you still remember after years of study? Wish to keep the memory of this beautiful language alive and give it a new spin? This class is also for you!

Course breakdown

Week 1: living in the city, condizionale passato.

Week 2: pronominal verbs, city or countryside?  

Week 3: describing Italian regions: which one is your favourite? 

Week 4: the particles ci and ne

Week 5: Italian trademarks, describing a product.

Week 6: congiuntivo passato: formation and use.

Week 7: being Italian means…, words ending in -accio.

Week 8: agreement of tenses in Italian.

Term 2 for Italian Advanced runs from Tuesday 30 April to Tuesday 18 June

Course outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Talk about the challenges of life in a city and suggest solutions.
  • Express hope, disapproval, prohibition.
  • Describe a geographic region.
  • Motivate.
  • Make plans.
  • Express emotional states.
  • Describe a product.
  • Make a complaint.
  • Justify yourself.

Recommended book:

Nuovo Espresso 3 textbook/workbook” ( or


"Studying Italian with Roy is such an inspiring and interesting learning experience. She has excellent knowledge of the language. She is passionate and enthusiastic in her teaching and is excellent at effectively explaining the use of the language. I always look forward to attending her class.” 

"I have done a few different Italian classes at various venues - finding Roy is like winning the lottery. She is prepared for every lesson, however if a question comes up, she is able to explain and immediately give examples, such is her flexibility."

She is the warmest, most delightful person, being kind to people who need more of an understanding of the topic. She is admired and highly respected by our class. I cannot recommend her enough.” 

"I have been doing Italian Intermediate at NSCC for two years. It’s a lot of fun, the teacher is excellent, the students in the class are friendly. It’s the best way to learn a new language: fun, friendly, unintimidating." 

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Roy Gerente

About the 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 masteru2019s degree in teaching Italian to foreigners from the University of Venice. She taught Italian to adults and children for several years in group and individual settings. She has attended specialisation courses in Italy and worked in a corporate environment in Rome and Athens. In her class, students are encouraged to participate in a fun and relaxing environment where mistakes are welcomed as friends.

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(02) 9922 2299
Monday to Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm
220 Miller St, North Sydney - Back of Ted Mack Civic Park