An Italian language class in Chester
Speak basic Italian and enjoy travelling to Italy in 6 weeks time!
4 spots left – applications close on April 24
Imagine yourself entering a cosy bed and breakfast run by a local Italian family; you greet the receptionist in Italian and you actually understand him when he tells you the floor and your room number.
The day after you’re sipping a nice espresso in an elegant café in the main piazza whilst chatting to the barista who has just asked you how your morning has been so far.
Your answer: “splendido, grazie!”
You can speak Italian. And I am here to help you!
Maybe you’ve been trying to learn Italian already.
You’ve picked up a few words thanks to one or two phrasebooks. Or you’ve used Duolingo for a bit.
However, you’ve realised that
You’d like to learn everyday spoken language rather than speak like a book.
Language apps can be kinda repetitive and don’t always cover what you want to learn (+ can you really trust their pronunciation feedback?).
You’ve always found speaking languages most difficult. You’d really like to improve this!
The truth is, you’d like to have a way to incorporate the language into your daily life, for better progress…and not give up!
Hi, my name’s Erminia Pedata, Ermy for my friends, and as a lifelong learner who has learned four different languages herself, I identify with your learning frustrations very much because I used to be exactly where you are right now.
I’m a qualified language coach and after having taught languages for the past 5 years in a variety of schools I’ve noticed that, although most people love learning a language together, classes with twenty or even thirty students are not really the best environment to learn a language effectively. After hearing from other language students who shared this opinion I wanted to help.
ITALIAN FOR TRAVELLERS is an Italian language course in mini groups of 6 people which consists of 12 classes of 45 minutes each that aim to teach you the Italian you actually need to know to speak Italian with confidence on your next trip to Italy and enjoy the “dolce vita”.
This course is aimed at five things:
- Provide you with a basic Italian level that help you communicate in Italian within a holiday context.
- Help you learn this language effectively in a mini group of six learners, so you get the attention you deserve in order to make good progress.
- Give you the confidence to speak Italian without being afraid of making mistakes.
- Give you enough conversation practice that’ll help you make the first steps towards your fluency in Italian.
- Help you set up a language learning routine in your daily life so that you can progress even faster in your learning (and also after the course has finished!).
Here’s what the course includes:
12 learnings sessions of 45 minutes (within six weeks time) – do you know that the average person’s attention span tends to decrease after 40 -45 minutes of focused activity? This 6 week course is designed to allow you to get the most out of your brain power by having classes that consists of two 45 minutes learning sessions with a break in the middle.
Essential Italian vocabulary – you’ll be able to pick up the essential language skills to be able to travel and enjoy your trip to Italy.
Mini-groups – You’ll be learning within a small group of six people. This class gives you the perk of learning in a group without sacrificing the attention you deserve, so you can have access to more and better feedback from your teacher.
Creative activities that make you a confident Italian speaker – you’ll have fun with roleplaying (and even dancing!) which means that you’ll have plenty of speaking practise and your brain will be more stimulated to learn in a environment where everyone is having fun
Exclusive learning material – You won’t have to buy any book as you’ll get exclusively designed learning sheets and other study material created by myself.
Self study material and missions – You’ll be given “mini missions” to accomplish to help you put into practice your newly gained language skills and build up your fluency before you’re off to italy
Friendly environment – Forget school classrooms, we’ll have our learning sessions in a cosy and friendly environment. Permission to eat Italian cookies whilst studying: granted!
Lifetime Access to my Italian online class – You’ll get access to my online Quizlet class with the Italian vocabulary and grammar of every learning so you can practise it everywhere and whenever you want! You have life time access to this – also after the course is over!!
An extra conversation class of 60 minutes– so you can really improve your speaking skills and fluency level. We’ll schedule this conversation once the course starts to make sure no one misses it!
Lifelong learning – You’ll get learning activities and “missions” to accomplish during the course and also after two weeks of its end. What’s a “mission”? It’s an activity that you’ll be required to do in order to put into practise your language skills (and yes! It involves talking in Italian to actual people!!). These activities will help you keep your language up and incorporate your learning into your daily routine for better progress.
What are we learning during this six weeks course?
The vocabulary and the grammar covered during this six week course will be the following:
Numbers and quantities
Nationalities and countries
Days of the weeks, months of the year
Order in restaurants and cafes
Book tickets and hotels
Places in town
Asking for directions
Means of transports
Grammar, pronunciation & more
Alphabet and sounds
Masculine and feminine nouns
Adjectives to describe people, places and objects
Present tense of main regular verbs
Present tense of main irregular verbs
Introduction to Past and Future tenses
When is Italian for Travellers on? The course is going to be on the following Thursdays from 17:50 to 19:30 (two 45 minutes learning session with a break of 10 minutes in the middle) on the following weeks:
26th April, 3rd May, 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May
Where does Italian for Travellers take place? In Chester. You’ll get the venue’s address once you’ve completed your application process.
Praise for working with Ermy
“Italy was wonderful! I really had a great time. I tried to use my Italian wherever I could. I was pleased with myself for using it as much as I did, and I enjoyed saying ‘Piacere’ to the people I met. Thanks so much for a great four weeks of lessons, I was pleased with my progress and felt happy that I was confident enough to try out my language skills when away!” –REBECCA ALCOCK
This course is for you if…
- You have no kowledge (or very little knowledge) of italian and want to reach a basic speaking level of this language (A1/A2 level)
- You love travelling to Italy for holiday and would like to feel confident to speak basic Italian once there
- You want to acquire basic grammar and vocabulary of Italian langauge
- You’re willing to get out of your comfort zone in order to practise speaking Italian
- You don’t mind role-playing (and even dancing!) as a way to practise the language
- You want a structured way to learn essential Italian vocabualry and grammar
- You learn better in groups and don’t want to sacrifice teacher’s attention that is pretty much splitted in larget groups (in this group, there are just six learners!)
- You want accountability to be consistent with your learning
- You’re willing to take some time to improve and practise your Italian also in your own time.
This course is not for you if…
- You have already a basic level of Italian
- You have very specific learning needs and prefer one to one learning porgramme like this one.
- You’re not willing to get out of your comfort zone in order to practise speaking Italian.
- You think that you can learn by just showing up at the learning sessions and listen passively.
- You don’t dig roleplaying as a way of learning
- You believe that language coaching is total BS.
- You like eating pizza with pineapple (just kiddin’!) 😛
Praise for working with Ermy
“I found Ermy’s patience and courtesy invaluable in the language course and I would have no hesitation in recommending Ermy if starting to learn Italian from scratch.”
– CHRIS GREENWOOD
What makes this Italian language course different from the others?
I truly believe that what this Italian course offers you is unique in many ways. Here’s a list of what makes it so cool and why you should join!
|Feature||An average Italian course for beginners||Italian for Travellers|
|class size||between 15-20 people||6 people. Perks: group working + full teacher’s attention.|
|learning programme||fairly general, sometimes with stuff you don’t really care about!||It’s specifically for people who wants to travel to Italy.|
|learning material||normally you need to buy a book||included in the course and uniquely designed for you|
|coaching element||not really||Yes. You’ll be trained to become a lifelong language learner and gain the skills and tools you need to speak fluently (also after the course has finished!).|
|Duration of learning sessions/classes||normally 60 minutes and you get distracted after 30!||12 learning sessions of 45 minutes to make sure you learn at your best ! A grand total of 9 hours of face to face classes + 1h bonus for conversation!|
|teaching & learning style||passive||active, including role playing and “learning missions” (a learning mission is designed to help you practise the language outside the class!)|
|bonus classes and learning materials||please let me know if you find a course that offers any!||YES! Designed to consolidate your learning.|
|Teacher’s support||only during classes||during classes and via email too, in case you have any burning questions|
|post-course learning||Not really||YES! Up until two weeks of the end of the course, I’m going to send you some learning materials to keep your learning up.|
It’s time to make a decision, traveller!
Are you ready to join this amazing course to make your dream of speaking Italian come true?
How do you want to experience Italy next time to go there? Like a toutist or like an aware foreign citizen who is able to connect with Italian people and really enjoy their culture?
You know your answer. And I volunteer to help your Italian dream coming true!
But why enroll RIGHT now?
Because your future self will thank you for investing in your personal development.
Because there are only 6 spots available.
And also because the value of this course, including learning material and bonuses is £239 and you get it at 25% off.
ONE PAYMENT OF
£239 – £179
4 spots left – Applications close on April 24th 2018
Praise for working with Ermy
“Excellent teaching, every lesson has been very, very enjoyable and I can’t praise Ermy enough. ” – BEN RUSSELL
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE
I know it’s important to be mindful of every penny you invest, especially if you’re a student. That’s why Italian for Travellers comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If after having your first two learning sessions, you feel that this programme is not a good fit for you, please write to me to get a refund*. There is a firm deadline to ask for a refund, which is before you come to your third learning session. I shall require your full, completed learning sheets, homework and a detailed explanation of what didn’t work for you so I can continue to improve. The reason I ask for your completed coursework is because I know that if you take action on the exercises, you’ll get tremendous value and make progress towards your learning goals.
One final note: please do not apply for this programme just to “check it out” for the first two learning sessions; do apply for it if you really want to learn the language and gain the skills to keep it up. My goal is to give you an outstanding learning experience and I want you to give your best shot at it too!
*you’ll only be charged 35 pounds for administration purposes
What happens after you click on “APPLY NOW”?
You’ll see the application form you need to complete to enrol this course. After you submit your application, I shall get back to you within one working day to help you complete your application form with payment and secure your place.
How can you pay to secure your place?
You can pay through bank transfer or card payment through Paypal (Paypal fees apply).
Who do you need to contact if you have questions?
Ermy (aka me!). Send an email to thelanguageroseATgmail.com and I’ll get back to you asap!