Start your journey into a new language with a basic introduction to Italian or extend your knowledge with one of our more advanced classes.  These enjoyable, structured courses explore vocabulary, grammar, culture and expression in a fun and friendly environment.  Class structure and activities vary depending on the topics of the week but will include teacher instruction, games, listening and speaking activities

Each class progresses at its own pace to introduce the following topics:

Level 1 -
(there are 16 sessions at this level which are split across 2 terms 'a' & 'b')
This course begins at the very beginning and assumes absolutely no prior knowledge of Italian.  
  • Italian pronunciation
  • nouns and adjectives
  • indefinite and definite articles
  • personal pronouns
  • regular and common irregular verbs in present and simple past tense
  • simple prepositions and prepositional phrases
  • possessive pronouns
  • vocabulary will include areas such as greetings, numbers, colors, telling the time, directions, seasons, months, days, nationalities, jobs, food.....

Level 2 - Assumes some prior knowledge, reviews the above and introduces the following:
  • Reflexive verbs and pronouns
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Idiomatic expressions
Vocabulary will include topics such as holidays, families, careers, planning activities, shopping, ordering in restaurants.

Level 3 and 4 - Assumes prior knowledge, reviews the above and introduces the following:
  • imperative tense
  • future tense
  • imperfect tense

Amici - Assumes extensive prior knowledge of all topics above and introduces the following:
  • conditional tense
  • il gerundio
These courses are open to people 18 years and over.

Places may still be available in these courses after the start date.
Please contact us to enquire on 9433 3744.


These courses are held at our Diamond Creek Centre - 119 Cowin Street, Diamond Creek

What to bring

Pen and binder folder or display book is useful to keep class notes in order.

About the Tutor

Tracey studied Italian in secondary school and then participated in a youth exchange to Italy.  She has completed a Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education majoring in Italian language and literature. Tracey has taught both children and adults and loves sharing her passion for Italian language and culture. She has been an enthusiastic part of our tutoring team at Living & Learning Nillumbik since 2009.

Concession fees

Concession fees are available to holders of Health Care Cards, Pension concession cards or Veterans Gold cards.  If you are eligible, please select the concession fee when enrolling and click "calculate discount'.  You may be asked to present your card for verification when attending the course.


Course Location Cost Date
Italian - Amici - Monday Diamond Creek $286.00 Monday 3 February-22 June 2020, 9:15am-10:45am
Italian - Level 2 Diamond Creek $286.00 Monday 3 February-22 June 2020, 11:15am-12:45pm
Italian - Level 3 Diamond Creek $286.00 Tuesday 4 February-23 June 2020, 9:00am-10:30am
Italian - Level 1a Diamond Creek $143.00 Tuesday 4 February-24 March 2019, 10:45am-12:15pm
Italian - Amici - Thursday Diamond Creek $286.00 Thursday 6 February-25 June 2020, 9:30am-11am