Do you love Italy? Do you love Italian art, cinema and fashion? Have you been dreaming of visiting cities like Venice, Rome and Florence? Do you absolutely love Italian food? Have you always wanted to learn Italian and get to know Italian culture? If the answers are yes then this free online course is perfect for you.
Learn how to speak basic Italian
Over six weeks you will develop the skills to interact in common conversational situations. You will learn, for instance:
how to introduce yourself
how to answer to simple questions
how to ask for information
how to talk about your interests, food and clothes.
You’ll develop your listening and speaking skills week by week through watching short videos. These videos will show you common communicative situations and introduce sentences frequently used in spoken Italian as well as vocabulary and grammar patterns.
This course draws on the educator’s’ expertise in teaching Italian as a second language at the University for Foreigners of Siena.
Understand Italian culture
On this course you will also explore the culture of Italy – helping you to understand its people, its places and its lifestyle.
The course is for people who have little or no prior knowledge of Italian and who are interested in discovering Italian language and culture.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.