Italian 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 26/09/22 - 05/12/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
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Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian beginners' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £129.00

Course Code: LN241

Available start dates 

Mon, eve, 26 Sep - 05 Dec '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Lines open Monday-Friday 12:00-18:00

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

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

Themes: introducing yourself; shopping for clothes; describing people

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 clothes
-describe somebody's physical appearance and character
-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?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Course book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (the Italian edition, published by Alma Edizioni)

Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.

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.

Silvana Vistola

Silvana is a friendly, fun, patient teacher who loves teaching adults. But she is also a qualified teacher who holds a QTS certificate and has worked, as a lecturer in Italian, for two major Sixth Form Colleges in London. She is familiar with classroom management, dealing with mixed ability groups, updated teaching materials, setting targets and achieving goals. Silvana has experience in teaching adults at different language levels, from beginners' Italian to advanced level courses, including business and literature. She has a passion for languages, creative writing, and literature, has worked as a translator and has an MA in media studies. Therefore, digital tools (such as: videos, online newspapers, social media) are an integral part of her teaching. “I use new technologies and online resources, because I believe they make the lesson more dynamic and fun. But my main concern is to create a friendly and relaxed environment in which students can learn, have fun, and make friends. I believe that a cooperative class environment can make learning more enjoyable and more effective.”

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.