Italian 2 upper: module 3

Course Dates: 15/09/21 - 01/12/21
Time: 15:40 - 17:10
Location: Online
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Improve your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of 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 ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LN293

Wed, , 15 Sep - 01 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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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 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?

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?

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.

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.