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...
-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 - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (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.