Italian 2 lower: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
This course is for learners who have done a year of Italian, or who have an equivalent level. It 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. You'll find yourself speaking more confidently and understanding more of written and spoken Italian.
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.
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...
-describe somebody's physical appearance and character
-talk about clothing
-talk about past holidays.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Second-year Italian course - You should have studied Italian for about a year recently or have an equivalent level of the language (A2 on the Common European Framework).
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)
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 is a qualified teacher who holds a QTS certificate. She has worked, as a lecturer in Italian, for two major Sixth Form Colleges in London, is friendly and patient and is currently teaching at Westminster University. Silvana has experience in teaching adults at different language levels, from beginners to advanced level courses and literature. She is familiar with classroom management, dealing with mixed ability groups, using the latest teaching materials, setting targets and achieving goals. Silvana is passionate about languages, creative writing, and literature, has worked as a translator and holds an MA in media studies; for this reason, digital tools (such as: videos, online newspapers, social media) are an integral part of her teaching. Silvana’s main priority is to create a friendly and relaxed environment in which students can learn, have fun, and make friends. She believes in fostering a cooperative environment in which learning becomes 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.