An Italian language class online for travellers
Speak basic Italian in 6 weeks and enjoy the freedom to travel around Italy!
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…
Language apps don’t always cover what you want to learn and give you the impression to learn but… you can’t really speak the language!
You’d like to learn everyday spoken language rather than speak like a book.
You’ve always found speaking languages most difficult. You’d really like to improve this!
The truth is, you’d like to learn Italian, feel that you are making real 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 that will teach you the Italian you actually need to know to speak Italian with confidence on your next trip to Italy – so you can enjoy the “dolce vita”!
This course is aimed at five things:
- Provide you with a basic Italian level that helps 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 50 minutes (within six weeks time) – The average person’s attention span tends to decrease after 40 – 50 minutes of focused activity. This 6 week course is designed to help you get the most out of your brain power! Two 50 minutes learning sessions with a break in the middle are the best combo!
Essential Italian vocabulary – you’ll be able to pick up the essential vocabulary to be able to travel and enjoy your trip to Italy. I leave out all the unnecessary stuff to help you learn the language that you ACTUALLY need to deal with common daily situations when travelling around 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, guessing games and a variety of playful activities to help you have plenty of speaking practise. Your brain will be more stimulated to learn (and remember!) 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 with all my love just for you! 🙂
Self study material and “missions” – You’ll be given “missions” to accomplish to help you put into practice your newly gained language skills. What’s a “mission”? It’s an activity that you’ll be required to do in order to build up your fluency (and yes! It involves talking in Italian to actual people!!).
Friendly environment – You’ll have your learning sessions from the comfort of your home with a group of friendly people. Permission to eat Italian cookies whilst studying: granted!
BONUS 1 – 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!!
BONUS 2 – Recorded learning sessions– Do not worry if you miss a learning sessions. All the sessions will be recorded so you can access them at any time. This option is also very helpful if you want to go back and revise some of the content!
BONUS 3 – After-course learning resources– You’ll get learning activities and “missions” to accomplish also after its end. These activities will help you keep your language up and incorporate your learning into your daily routine to consolidate the knowledge you acquired throughout the course
What are we learning during this six weeks course?
The vocabulary and the grammar covered during this six week course will be about travelling and holidaying in Italy. We are going to cover:
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 Online on?
The course is on the following Mondays on the following weeks:
4th May 11th May 19th May 25th May 1st June 8th June
Time: from 17:30 to 19:30 UK time (two 50 minutes learning sessions with a break of 10 minutes in the middle)
All classes are recorded and you have access to the recordings, in case you miss a class – or if you just want to revisit some concepts we studied together! :)|
Where is Italian for Travellers Online hosted?
It will be hosted on our online class on Zoom (a free app you can easily download). You’ll be sent the link to join the class once the course starts. You’ll need a webcam and a microphone to be able to join and participate during the classes
Praise for working with Ermy
“ 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
Are you going to be one of the six people that join Italian for Travellers?
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 language.
- You’re willing to get out of your comfort zone in order to practise speaking Italian.
- You don’t mind role-playing and playing games as a way to practise the language.
- You want a structured way to learn essential Italian vocabulary and grammar.
- You learn better in small groups and don’t want to sacrifice teacher’s attention that is pretty much splitted in larger groups (in this group, there are just six learners!).
- You want accountability to be consistent with your learning.
- You’re committed to take some time to improve and practise your Italian also in your own time by completing the self study activities given (very important!).
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 programme 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, without putting any work in between sessions.
- You don’t dig roleplaying as a way of learning and are not a playful person.
- You prefer formal teaching environment to learn, like school, university or college.
- 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 + 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, and what I mean with coaching element is that you’ll be trained to become a lifelong language learner and gain the skills you need to speak Italian with confidence.|
|Duration of learning sessions/classes||between 60 – 90 minutes and you get distracted after 30!||12 learning sessions of 50 minutes to make sure you learn at your best !|
|teaching & learning style||passive and dry||active, including role playing, games and a variety of creative activities.|
|bonus learning material||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! I’m going to send you some learning material to consolidate what you have learned after the course.|
How much does Italian for Travellers cost?
The value of Italian for Travellers”, which includes all the learning sessions (in a class of mo more than 6 students), learning activities and bonuses listed above is about £300. However, if you book right now, your investment will be £199 when you pay in full.
There are language courses who charge the same or more for courses having classes with much bigger numbers (sometimes up to 15 people in a single class), so you can see how much value you get for this price.
It’s time to make a decision, traveller! 🙂
How do you want to experience Italy next time to go there? Like a tourist 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 am here to help your Italian dream coming true!
But why enroll RIGHT now?
Well…the real question is: why not? Seriously! If you are waiting for “the right time”, or for “when you finally have time”, let me tell ya, that time will never come, unless you finally make that happen!
If you have been thinking about learning Italian for a while, but never got serious about it, this is your opportunity to make a decision that will finally bring you the satisfaction of being able to speak the language you love, or… you can just click on your social media tab, forget about it and wait for another week, month or year until you remember again “OOH! I wish I could speak Italian!” … well, guess what, you’ll be able to speak Italian in a month time, if you start now. So make that wish come true and apply now!
Because if you start now, imagine where you could be in six week time with your Italian.
These course is for just 6 learners. So reserve your spot right now!
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 “BOOK NOW”?
You’ll see the booking system page that will let you book and purchase the course. After you have scheduled it on the calendar, you can complete the application by replying a few questions and by submitting the payment (this is also the time when you can type your coupon code to get your discount!). After you submit your application, you should receive a confirmation email.
How can you pay to secure your place?
You can easily pay by card through Stripe when you click on “Book Now”. Stripe is one of the most secure ways to play online. I also accept bank transfer and if you’d like to pay through bank transfer, email me at thelanguageroseATgmail.com, so I can send you the instructions.
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!