What is the course about?
This course aims to consolidate and extend your skills in Italian with an emphasis on listening and speaking in class and on reading and writing as homework.
What will we cover?
Based on units 5-7 from Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
Topics: travel; food habits; health
Grammar: revision of present and past tenses; the imperative; comparison.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about past holidays
-give and understand suggestions
-discuss food habits, diets, etc.
-discuss health problems
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 2: upper course - You should have studied Italian for about 2 years or have an equivalent knowledge 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 Upper: Module 2.. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details