Italian 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 15/01/20 - 01/04/20
Time: 15:40 - 17:10
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Luca Gastaldi

Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).


What is the course about?

This course aims to reinforce/consolidate what you have already learnt and enable you to deal with a variety of practical situations with reasonable ease and confidence.

What will we cover?

Based on chapters 1 & 3 of Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version)

Themes: introducing yourself; shopping for clothes; physical descriptions

Grammar: agreements of nouns and gender; indirect pronouns, reflexive verbs; past tense (passato prossimo).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-introduce yourself
-talk about your family
-describe somebody's physical appearance
-talk about past holidays.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 2: lower course - You should have studied Italian for about a year recently or have an equivalent 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 respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number 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). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - (020 7240 1634).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian 2 Lower: Module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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Go, it is great for continuing to learn Italian
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Review by Vicky / (Posted on 15/12/2018)
you must do your homework
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Review by Gwen / (Posted on 13/12/2018)
Yes take it - it's great.
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Review by Alison Johnston / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Make sure you have a very good grounding in Italian from self study. Course assumes considerable prior knowledge
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
It was helpful to me to get someone from city lit languages to assess my level before I signed up, and I think this is a really good thing to do if one isn't sure of the level to go in on.
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Review by Erica / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Builds effectively on ‘Italian for beginners rapidamente ‘, through deep revision. Multiple opportunities for practice in class develop confidence in speaking.
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Review by A late beginner / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
Best language teaching I have experienced (compared with 4 other language courses I've attended at other institutions). The course is well designed to introduce new grammar and vocabulary in a clear manner and at a steady pace. Dynamic and entertaining teacher who gets everyone in the class to participate in practical exercises.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
I couldn't recommend it more highly to someone who wants to learn Italian in a productive but relaxed way.
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Review by Geoff B / (Posted on 28/11/2018)
This course is 2nd year Italian, and is taught with a variety of activities. A very pleasant tutor and a relaxed, but at the same time, busy ambiance. Active participation is encouraged and there is plenty of opportunity to speak what has been taught. The pace of learning is about right. I've always wanted to learn Italian and am delighted with this course.
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Review by Vintage Lady / (Posted on 22/11/2018)
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Course Code: LN291

Wed, day, 15 Jan - 01 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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