1. Italian sounds and pronunciations: solving pronunciation difficulties for native-
English- speaking persons.
2. Auxiliary verbs: Essere, Avere. All tenses and phraseology.
3. Pronouns and phrasal particles (including the difficult Ne and Ci), articles,
prepositions, adjectives, irregular plural forms.
4. Passato remoto: hard-to-remember ones, such as: dissi (I said), vinsi (I won), lessi (I
1. All movement and conversation verbs: andare, venire, tornare, viaggiare, sapere,
2. Condizionale (io sarei) and congiuntivo (Che io sia…, se io fossi…): how and when to
3. Differences between English and Italian present continuous: (I am going; Sto
4. How to build a sentence: future, present or past. how and when to use them.
5. Vocabulary: enrich student’s basic vocabulary by several activities (see below
1. Creating small sentences and having basic conversations.
2. Dictation exercises and commenting texts.
3. Conversations about the Italian culture: how students see it.
4. Plannig together the best work to keep studying Italian after the end o