Really Understanding Italians: The 5 Most Used Verb Tenses
In 7 weeks, students will gain confidence in differentiating Italian verb tenses through conversation, repetition, and worksheets. We will focus on the 5 most useful verb tenses including present, past, future, etc.
Emily Culbertson | Italian Teacher & Italian Tutor
490 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 4 learners
year old learners
learners per class
$25 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 7 weeks
45 minutes per class
Did you know there are 21 verb tenses in Italian!? How do you differentiate between them and what's the big difference? And which ones are the most important or useful? We are going to start to unpack those questions. In this course, we will learn some of the Indicativo section which contains 8 verb tenses. We are focusing on 5 of the 8 verb tenses which are used the most-- presente (present), passato prossimo (past), imperfetto (another one for the past), imperativo (asking requests), and...
The goal of this class is to help students get excited and feel confident in speaking some Italian through learning the 5 most used and most useful verb tenses plus learning some conversation skills along the way. This course can help them get interested in foreign languages to feel more confident in Italian for those learning the language for fun, traveling to Italy, living in Italy, understanding Italian relatives better, or getting ready for college languages classes.
I believe that taking foreign language classes opens the doors to many opportunities. In high school, I took Spanish, and at university, I learned up to the Intermediate level in Italian. I now give students the opportunity to learn the Italian language by making it fun and engaging through my teaching style, print-offs, and Quizlets games. I have been teaching basic through intermediate Italian courses since 2019 involving basic conversation skills, grammar (present indicative, passato prossimo, conjugating verbs with pronouns, adjectives reflecting the correct the-- as there are 7 the's in Italian, and more), as well as vocabulary and fairytale reading classes to make the language to come to life in a fun way. I've taught over 900 students.
Homework is optional. I'd suggest to review material taught and use worksheets or Quizlet to feel more confident with the verb tenses learned.
Printer will be needed if you desire to print off the pdf of what we learn in each class.
There are no quizzes or tests. We review and engage in mini-conversations together. Your student should expect to participate. If asked, I provide a certificate in pdf format for finishing the course.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Quizlet may be given at times as a ways to review what we learned. Your student will need an account signed up for in order to play the games/ save the scores.
Printables will be in the classroom. Quizlet may be given at times as a ways to review what we learned. Students will need an account signed up for in order to play the games/ save the scores.
Emily Culbertson | Italian Teacher & Italian TutorItalian for Beginners through Intermediate (ages 3 and up)
490 total reviews
615 completed classes
Hello, I'm Emily (or in Italiano, Ciao, Sono Emilia)! → A Bit About Me: I was born in England and currently live in the United States. I went to a Christian private school when I was younger and then did homeschooling until college. In May...