Italian – Beginners

Course Overview

Welcome to Italian – Beginners a course specially tailored for students who have completed our Introduction to Italian course or possess basic vocabulary and familiarity with the language from previous studies, family exposure, or travel experiences.

If you are looking to refine your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills, this is the perfect progression for you. The content covered will allow you to expand your vocabulary to encompass diverse topics, including colors, food, numbers, and more.

By the end of this course you will have acquired the ability to engage in basic conversations, introduce family and friends, describe people, discuss time, peruse food menus, and make purchases of fruit and vegetables. It will also mark a significant step forward in your Italian language proficiency, empowering you to navigate a broader range of everyday scenarios with confidence.

Are you ready to continue your Italian learning journey? Let’s delve into the beauty of the Italian language together!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

  • Introduce family and friends
  • Describe people
  • Ask and give directions
  • Tell the time
  • Identify colours
  • Use numbers 30 – 1,000
  • Food menus
  • Purchase fruit and vegetables.
  • Grammar: definite articles in the plural, partitives (some), regular and common irregular verbs

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Conduct a basic conversation in elementary Italian
  • Give basic instructions and directions and build general comprehension and communication skills

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students need to have completed an introductory course, one term or a minimum of 16 hours tuition or have equivalent knowledge.

What you need to provide

  • All course material is provided and inclusive with course fees
  • Notepad and pen

Other information

Course notes are provided and study text will be advised in the first session.

Coming soon

There are currently no classes scheduled for this course.

Please check back later as classes are added regularly or get in touch for more information.

Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


How you got questions? Please see our comprehensive FAQ page for everything you need to know about Macquarie Community College, our policies, student support, application and enrolment procedures.

How to Enrol

Step 1 - Choose Your Course

  • Select the non-accredited short course you are interested in.
  • Find a day and time that suits your schedule.

Note: Enrolment is open to anyone 18 years or older.

Step 2 - Enrol and Verify

  • Click ‘Enrol Now’ after selecting your course and schedule.
  • Enter your details on the enrolment page.
  • Verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address.
  • Complete the secure checkout and payment process.

Ensure you read the Terms and Conditions available at: Macquarie Community College Terms and Conditions. For assistance, call customer service at 1300 845 888.

Step 3 - Receive Your Enrolment Details

  • You will receive an immediate enrolment confirmation email upon successful enrolment. Check and read the attached Terms and Conditions.
  • The payer of the enrolment will receive a tax invoice immediately after processing.
  • You will receive a course reminder email a day before your class begins.
  • For Online Zoom classes, a Zoom link and password will be emailed the day before class. Use the same link and password for subsequent sessions if applicable.