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Italian Language Courses and classes in Auckland, Hamilton & Wellington (B1)

Intermediate Italian Courses in Auckland, Hamilton & Wellington (B1)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion 8 week Intermediate Italian language courses (B1) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In this Italian B1 Language Course you will learn to discuss cities and artistic attractions. Describe people, situations and past events asking for and giving advice, express the opinions, agreeing and disagreeing... Furthermore every lesson will include something about Italian Culture and People

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2..

The B1 Italian level is broken in to Intermediate Italian 1, 2 and 3 (B1.1-3)

The formal CEFR objectives for B1 :

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard Italian input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Italian is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected Italian text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans in Italian.

Listening Skills:

  • You can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • You can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.

Reading Skills:

  • You can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job- related language.
  • You can understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.

Speaking Skills:

  • You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • You can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
  • You can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams, hopes and ambitions.
  • You can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
  • You can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.

Writing Skills:

  • You can write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 2 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana: Livello elementare (B1-B2). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs
  • Free downloadable chapters: Unit 1 & Unit 3
  • Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT...


  • Each evening course is made of 8 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Hamilton - 4 Little London Lane, Hamilton, Waikato
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington


  • $170 includes 8 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!

Italian courses for Intermediates 1 (B1.1) , Intermediate 2 (B1.2) & Intermediate 3 (B1.3)

Intermediate 1 (B1.1): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 1- 2

Communication objectives:

  • Reassuring someone. Complimenting someone. Expressing dipleasure.
  • Apologizing. Replying to apologies.
  • Expressing surprise and disbelief.
  • Talking about a past event.
  • Banking operations.
  • Different ways to ask questions.
    Reading and writing an email and formal letter
  • Looking for work and interviews
  • Italian proverbs.

Intermediate 2 (B1.2): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 3-4

Communication objectives:

  • Comparing and describing a city
  • Comparing and expressing preference about things and people
  • Booking a room at a hotel
  • Asking for and giving information
  • Trips and vacations
  • Speaking about history
  • Telling a story
  • Specifying and explaining better

Intermediate 3 (B1.3): Nuovo progetto Italiano 2 (Chapters): 5- 6

Communication objectives:

  • Giving advice on how to stay in shape and be healthy
  • Allowing and tolerating
  • Speaking about habits with regards to living healthy
  • Speaking of stress and the causes that lead to it
  • Types of sports
  • Discussing music and opera
  • Talking about love, infatuation and jealousy
  • Price $170.00
  • Italian
  • 8 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :


Northcote - 2 Rodney St, Nortcote, Northshore, Auckland

Thu 1 February 6.30-8.00pm

Wellington - Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Tue 31 January 7.30-9.00pm




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Qualifications: Degree in Translation and Interpreting (Scuole Civiche Milano, Dipartimento di Lingue - Centre of Translation studies). Degree in Translation, English and German Strasbourg ( Université March Bloch). IH Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners ( International House). Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults ( Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College)

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