What is the course about?
Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
What will we cover?
Based on units 2 & 4 of Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
Topics: going out; meeting people; childhood
Grammar: present continuous; direct object pronouns; imperfect tense; prepositions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-invite people out
-accept/refuse an invite
-talk about your childhood.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 2: lower course - Students should have studied Italian for about a year recently, and completed Italian 2 Lower: Module 1, or have an appropriate level of the language.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. 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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 2 Lower: Module 3 or Italian early bird: module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.