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.

Please note that this course runs for three weeks.


Recommended reading

Krasa, D. & Riboni, A. 2014. Facilissimo, Florence: ALMA.

Lamping, A. 2009. Talk: Italian Grammar. BBC.



Date: 7 – 25 January 
Time: 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Maximum: 20 participants
COURSE FEES Full: R2590,00  Staff and Students R1816,00
Venue: Classroom 5A Kramer Law Building UCT