Italian - Level 1

Italian words written on a chalkboard

Class Overview

Practice simple conversation and learn basic grammar in a low-pressure atmosphere. This class is conducted entirely in Italian, but it's geared to students with little background. During this class, you'll learn:

  • Basic listening and speaking skills
  • 300-500 vocabulary items
  • Correct pronunciation of Italian vowels, consonants, diphthongs and other special attention pronunciation issues
  • Basic grammar related to verbs, nouns and adjectives, definite and indefinite articles, and several idiomatic phrases such as telling time, meeting new people, and asking basic personal questions
  • To count to 10,000
  • The present tense of major verbs
  • Several of the most important irregular verbs

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of Italian
  • Establish your vocabulary
  • Gain insight into Italian grammar
  • Practice conversing with others and gain experience in speaking Italian

Required Textbook

Essential Italian Grammar, ISBN: 9780486207797

Who Should Take This Class?

  • Anyone who has an interest in learning the beginning elements of Italian
  • Anyone with an enthusiasm for learning a new language



Class Details

This class starts through Zoom (online), then it might be changed into in person: Room 1139B, Broadway Edison Building, Seattle Central College; 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA. The room is on the east side, first floor. For more details, please refer to the Campus Map


Winter 2022

  • 10 Wednesdays ; Jan 05 to Mar 16 ; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Location : SC0BE; Room SC - BE - Cont Edu - BE1139B
  • Fee : $269
  • Class ID : 38846 ; SKU : 32233