Italian 1 has been designed to prepare you for the most important and common situations you'll face in the Italian-speaking world. At the same time, you'll develop a strong foundation in how the language actually works, allowing you to go beyond simple stock phrases to actually building sentences yourself. This is a serious introduction to the language.
Right from the start, you'll begin working with powerful structures and key vocabulary so that you can build useful Italian sentences. After only a few sessions, you'll already be having meaningful interactions in a restaurant, and soon you'll be shopping, making plans with friends, getting around a city, going out for entertainment, and making travel arrangements with confidence.
You'll build upon these skills through practice with key verbs and adjectives, so that you can express your needs and desires in diverse situations with considerable detail. As you learn how to use possessives, pronouns, and form future sentences, you'll expand your range of communication while adding an important level of depth to your interactions. Further work on location along with important time expressions will round out your introduction to the Italian language, leaving you well-prepared to dive into your experiences in the Italian-speaking world.