Italian 2 lower: module 3

Course Dates: 16/09/20 - 02/12/20
Time: 15:40 - 17:10
Location: Online
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Suitable if you have completed Italian 2 lower: module 2. Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed module 2 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.

Description

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 unit 5 of Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).

Themes: holiday; eating out.

Grammar: conditional tense; difference between passato prossimo and imperfetto; combined prepositions.

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

-describe holidays
-plan a holiday
-talk about past events
-report personal experiences in the past
-order food and drink.

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, and completed Italian 2 Lower: Module 1 and Module 2, 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 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.

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

Italian 2 Upper: Module 1.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Go ahead - it's fun. The teacher is patient,entertaining and makes the course interesting.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/07/2019)
You must take time to do homework and be prepared for a high pace of course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 02/07/2019)
Go for it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/06/2019)
I would recommend it and say it really helped me improve my skills.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 25/06/2019)
It is a good course for Intermediate learners of Italian
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/06/2019)
Complete the homework tasks and be prepared each week.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/06/2019)
I loved this course. The tutor pitched it at just the right level and made learning italian very enjoyable. The mix of grammar, conversation, reading and listening was just right and my Italian has improved considerably this year. I'm definitely starting year 3 at City Lit in September.
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Review by Lesley H / (Posted on 10/07/2015)
A good course with very nice co students. The teacher was fun and made the course interesting. Particularly enjoyed reading and discussing 'Opera'. The listening exercises not so much.
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Review by Joanie / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Luca Gastaldi

Luca is from Piemonte, in the north west of Italy. He studied Media and Communications at the University of Turin and moved to London in 2009. In 2014, he spent some time in Delhi, India, where he worked in the library of the Italian Cultural Centre, rediscovered his love for Italian literature and decided to become a language teacher. He retrained the following year, earning a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults, and has been teaching ever since. He has been teaching Italian at City Lit since 2018. He likes to create a relaxed and fun environment in the classroom, so that all students can participate, learn and have a good time. Here is what some of Luca’s students have said about him: “Luca is informative and knowledgeable and explains everything clearly. He makes the lessons fun and is, above all, patient.” SUE “Luca is an excellent teacher. He is lively and makes learning fun at the same time as being very clear on grammar rules and pronunciation.” SANDIE “We were all nervous about changing to online classes, but Luca has turned Zoom into a really effective place to learn. We laugh a lot, learn new skills (not just Italian) and have become great friends.” CATHERINE

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LN293

Wed, day, 16 Sep - 02 Dec '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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