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Italian Intermediate

Course Overview

Deepen your Italian language expertise and refine your conversational skills!

This course is designed for students who have completed at least 7-8 terms / 112-128 hours and want to move forward with their Italian. 

Achieve sufficient linguistic competence to understand and respond appropriately to everyday situations. Further grammatical concepts and vocabulary will be presented and practiced. The audio-visual resources tailored to the needs of the class, will bring you closer to Italy and its culture and give you the opportunity to tune your ears to the beautiful sound of this language. Participating in small conversations is highly encouraged in a fun and relaxing environment. 

Course breakdown

Week 1: musical and theatrical entertainment, personal preferences. 

Week 2: progressive form stare + gerunddirect object pronouns + verb avere.

Week 3: making appointment arrangements. 

Week 4: asking information on a show and making a booking, relative pronouns. 

Week 5: travel habits and preferences, describing a past holiday.

Week 6: discussing pros and cons of different types of accommodation.

Week 7: the verbs sapere and conoscere.

Week 8: asking information on how to reach a vacation spot, time required, price, departure and arrival times. 

Term 2 Dates

Term 2 for Italian Intermediate runs from Monday 29 April to Monday 24 June.

Course outcomes

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

  • Describe actions going on right now. 

  • Make, accept or refuse an invitation.

  • Make an appointment.

  • Book a theatre ticket on the phone.

  • Talk about your travel preferences and habits.

  • Talk about a holiday using the past tenses.

  • Express interest, surprise, regret, contentment.

  • Inquire about a trip.

Recommended book:

Nuovo Espresso 2 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