Summer School 2021

Italian for beginners


Dr Mara Boccaccio, lecturer, Italian Section, School of Languages and Literatures, UCT

This course is designed to teach participants with no prior knowledge of Italian how to understand and speak the language at a basic level. Participants will receive a grounding in Italian grammar and conversation. Each session will comprise both grammar and conversation. Class participation is an important element of the course. Participants will need to spend time each day doing homework tasks. On completion of the course participants should be able to communicate in everyday situations and enjoy access to a challenging and rewarding language. They will also have acquired the essential elements to enable further study. 

Participants need to acquire Lamping’s Talk: Italian Grammar.

This course will be delivered via Zoom meetings. Participants will receive a link. Additional course materials will be provided via PDF.


Date: Monday 11January–Friday 19 February
Time: 5.30 pm–6.15 pm      
COURSE FEES Full: R2 719     Staff & Students R1 813
MAXIMUM: 20 participants