Italian for Travellers Weekend Workshop (A2)

This 2-day course aims to cover language structures that are useful for tourists visiting Italy. The course is also an introduction to the basics of Italian grammar: articles, subject and reflexive pronouns, formal and informal Italian, present tense verbs and verb conjugation, nouns and gender. The learning is undertaken through dialogues, videos and role play and is suitable for students working through Espresso 1 or more advanced students wishing to revise this more practical aspect of the Italian language. The material is sourced from various Italian language learning texts.

Tutor supplied material.


  • Introducing and talking about yourself
  • Requesting information
  • Ordering in a bar and restaurant
  • Booking a hotel room
  • Shopping
  • Buying train/bus/theatre tickets
  • Directions

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Italian in travel settings.
  2. Demonstrate the skills, language and attitudes required for further study of Italian.