What is the course about?
This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to communicate in simple basic conversations.
What will we cover?
Topics: food and drink; introducing oneself, getting to know others; countries and nationalities; alphabet + spelling; numbers; time.
Grammar: gender/number of nouns; adjectives; articles; present tense (regular irregular verbs); to like; some prepositions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-introduce yourself and find out about other people
-order drinks and snacks
-ask for prices
-ask/give the time
-enquire about opening/closing times
-give and ask for directions
-buy a train ticket
-book a hotel room.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Communicative/functional approach; emphasis on listening and speaking activities; pair/group work; role- plays; audio-visuals; OHP; flash cards and games; some grammar exercises and homework will be set.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian fast-track: module 1 or Italian 1: module 1 in September. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.