The ExpertRating Online Italian Course
(leading to ExpertRating Italian Language Skills
This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself
comfortably in Italian. You'll learn practical, everyday
words and phrases that will make your stay in Italy more
enjoyable. You'll read, hear, and practice dialogues based
on typical situations that you're likely to encounter while
staying in Italy. The dialogues and follow-up exercises of
each lesson will teach you to communicate in Italian in a
wide variety of settings. You'll be surprised by how quickly
and easily you can learn many useful expressions in Italian!
This course also makes it simple to master your pronunciation
of Italian. Essential words and phrases are written phonetically
by using sounds that are familiar to you from English words.
The course audio feature lets you hear the words and phrases
spoken aloud with just a click of your mouse. Short exercises
are included with each lesson to help you reinforce what you've
learned and gauge your progress, making it easy to pinpoint areas
that you still need to review. The exercises also give you immediate
feedback—you'll know whether you answered correctly as soon as you finish.
By the end of the second lesson, you'll have learned about the Italian
language's impact on the world, the Italian alphabet, phonetics, and
pronunciation, proper forms of address, expressions of courtesy, and
how to make introductions. When you reach your final lesson, you'll
know how to ask for help, ask directions, navigate Italian shops, book
a hotel room, order a meal, and much more! Cultural notes are included
throughout the course to help you better understand Italians and their
way of life. You'll also learn what various gestures mean to Italians,
which ones to use, and those you should avoid.
This course will convince you that learning a language is both fun
and rewarding. You'll be pleased at how quickly this course helps
you build your skills, and prepares you for your next adventure in Italia.
This course includes a knowledgeable and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons, facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor for this course will be Robert Bertoldi.
ExpertRating Online Italian Course
Robert Bertoldi has been mastering Italian for the past 25 years, and
teaching college-level Italian in the classroom since 1987. He holds
a Master of Arts in Italian literature, and has taught the language at
several universities, colleges, and private language institutions.
Bertoldi's proficiency in Italian has earned him university scholarships
and a resident academic position in Italy. His enthusiastic teaching style
has earned him the praise of hundreds of students, including fellow language instructors.
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The ExpertRating Online Italian Course has received
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world. Here are a few:
visiting Italy last year, I was interested in learning the language.
This course was ideal for me because I could be at home. I found it
very interesting, fun, and valuable."
beginning, I would not have believed I could learn so much in just
six weeks. The instructor chose the subjects for each lesson very
well. This has been a valuable course."
well written and [the] instructor was well spoken. Would like to see
a second Italian course from him."
course very much and would like to see an intermediate and advanced
Italian course. I see that Spanish has three courses. Hope Italian
will also in the future. Thanks!"
Much more than I expected. This is the best Italian course I have
ever taken. Bravo, Signor Bertoldi! I plan more online courses. What
a successful way to learn."
for an overview of Italian--enough to get me going, not so much as
to be overwhelming. I think I will find this very useful in Italy
"I am very
satisfied with the class and the instructor, I learned a lot in this
course. Very well done, I hope that we can have the second part of
Italian language, pretty sure all the students will be enrolled. I
strongly recommend this class to others."
Robert Bertoldi's skill in creating such a useful and interesting
course. I took this course as preparation for my first trip to
Italy, and, because of the experience, I know I will now feel much
more comfortable there. Professor Bertoldi's knowledge of and
enthusiasm for his subject along with his encouragement to the
learner made this a wonderfully positive experience."
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spoken by about sixty three million people as their first language.
Italian is one of
the Romance languages. It resembles Latin in terms of vocabulary and
is Italian is also written using the Latin alphabet. It has a
distinctive stress and retains the contrast between short and long
consonants which was present in Latin. The Italian course will teach
you the basic rules, words, grammars and help you speak Italian fast
Italian is widely taught in schools.
However, it is rarely taught as the first non-native language of the
pupils. The Italian course would be useful to you if you are
planning to work abroad, you plan to move to an Italian speaking
region or if you are interested in Italian literature. The
ExpertRating Italian Certification gives you a rare chance
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Coverage (6 weeks program)
Wednesday - Lesson 01
first lesson, you'll discover that,
despite the Italian peninsula's long and
rich history, Italy is actually a
relatively young nation—much younger
than the United States, for example.
You'll also learn that many Italian
words have been adopted into English,
including many that you might say or
hear on a regular basis—and not just
spaghetti, pizza, and biscotti. You'll
also be pleased to learn that there are
many cognates in Italian. Cognates are
words that share the same origin with
English words, which makes them very
easy for you to recognize and master. By
the time you finish this lesson, you'll
also know how to greet others properly
and introduce yourself in Italian.
Friday - Lesson 02
In the second
lesson, you'll explore the Italian alphabet and
phonetics. You'll learn all 21 letters of the
Italian alphabet, along with the various sounds
they make, whether alone or in combination with
one or more other letters. In addition, you'll
learn five letters that Italian borrows for
writing and speaking words that originated in
other languages. With the tools you'll gain in
this lesson (and some practice), you'll be able
to read and correctly pronounce virtually all
words and phrases in Italian.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Lesson 3 will
discuss why, unlike in English, the names of
places and things have gender in Italian.
That's right, all nouns—even inanimate
objects—are either masculine or feminine.
You'll also learn that to pluralize nouns in
Italian, you don't add "s" or "es" at the
end of the word. Instead, you'll simply
change the final vowel. For example, "one
spaghetti noodle" is "spaghetti-o," while
"spaghetti noodles" is "spaghetti-i." You'll
also discover eight ways to say the word
"the" in Italian. By the end of this lesson,
you'll have a good grasp on some fundamental
parts of speech, making it that much easier
to put them together and use them.
Friday - Lesson 04
In this lesson,
you'll continue exploring some basic elements of
the Italian language.
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
visiting Italy's many spectacular sites,
you'll want to be able to ask for
assistance. In this lesson, you'll learn to
ask and give directions to places, making it
easier for you to navigate the country's
many historic cities and towns. By the time
you reach the end of this lesson, you'll
know how to say "to the right," "to the
left," and "straight ahead." You will also
know how to ask whether a location is nearby
or far away. In addition to all the
practical navigating skills you'll gain in
this lesson, you'll also increase your
understanding of Italian culture by learning
several ways Italians greet one another.
Friday - Lesson 06
Numbers are handy
in many daily situations, and in this lesson,
you'll learn the numbers 1 through 100. You'll
explore ways you can put these numbers to
practical use by asking and stating phone
numbers, addresses, and bill totals. You'll even
visit an Italian bar or caffè and learn to order
breakfast. At the end of this lesson, you'll be
able to discuss telephone numbers and addresses,
ask and say how much things cost at the bar, and
how and where to pay for them.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
lesson, you'll explore the calendar,
learning to ask about and express days and
dates. You'll learn some helpful techniques
that make remembering the days of the week
and the months of the year much easier. This
lesson will also go over two key verbs—"avere"
and "fare." Both verbs are especially
helpful when discussing the weather. By the
end of Lesson 7, you'll be able to talk
about days and dates, and to ask about and
describe the weather.
Friday - Lesson 08
In lesson 8
you'll apply the numbers knowledge you gained in
Lesson 6 and 7 to the clock and schedules.
You'll learn to ask and tell the time, and to
ask and express key time-relate terms, such as
"when," "early," and "late." You'll continue
learning about Italian culture, and find out how
important labor strikes are in Italy. Because
strikes often impact travel, you'll learn how to
ask when they'll begin and when they'll end. All
of these things should help put you more at ease
while traveling. By the end of the lesson,
you'll know how to tell time and read business
schedules in Italian.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
Do you plan
to make some purchases while in Italy, or
take a train, boat, or bus? Lesson 9 will go
over how to handle these situations. You'll
learn the vocabulary and phrases you need to
discuss items such as transportation tickets
and their prices. You'll learn to use the
always-handy expression "vorrei"¬¬—which
means "I would like..."—to request
information or items. By the end of this
lesson, you'll know how to ask about and
purchase train, boat, or bus tickets, ask
about prices and make purchases, and even
rent a vehicle while in Italy.
Friday - Lesson 10
Even before you
arrive in Italy, you'll probably need to discuss
and book your accommodations, and lesson 10 will
explore how to do just that. You'll learn to
describe the kind of room you're looking for,
and ask about availability. By combining new
vocabulary with elements you've learned in
previous lessons, you'll be able to ask very
specific questions about your lodging. You'll
know how to confirm whether your room has air
conditioning and Internet service, and if the
price includes breakfast. You'll practice making
a phone call to a hotel to ensure you can book
your accommodations long before you arrive at
Wednesday - Lesson 11
lesson will go over something really
important: How to ask for help—"aiuto"
[ah-YOO-toh]—in any situation. More
specifically, you'll learn to
describe health and medical concerns
to a pharmacist or doctor. You'll
practice an authentic dialogue with
each to help put you at ease while
you're in Italy. You'll also learn
to ask others to help you by calling
the police or an ambulance. By the
time you finish this lesson, you'll
be able to handle virtually any
emergency situation in Italian.