Italian 3/4: module 1
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
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?
Consolidate your upper intermediate level of Italian in this interactive class. Futher practise the main topics and grammar points learned at level 3, through some speaking and listening activities.
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?
A selection of current affairs topics, literary texts and grammar analysis.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Learning outcomes will be negotiated with the tutor at the beginning of the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Italian for at least 3/4 years. This course is roughly equivalent to an A-level standard but does not lead to an examination.
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?
The course book will be Caccia ai tesori (by Antonella Filippone and Sandra Radicchi), available at www.italianbookshop.co.uk
The book-only version is fine; learners don't need to purchase the accompanying DVD.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 3/4: Module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Roberto moved to London in 1999. In 2002, he took a Diploma in Teaching Foreign Languages, and since then he has taught Italian in various colleges and universities. In 2005 he gained a CELTA qualification and moved to Central America for about a year. There he began teaching English, a job he carried on doing for various years on his return to England. Teaching English to speakers of other languages gave him the opportunity to work with students from diverse educational backgrounds, and allowed him to refine the technique of using the target language in class. Roberto strongly believes in helping students to build a positive attitude towards using Italian as much as possible, and to overcome the inhibition adults often experience, so that they can enjoy using the language. He went on to get a Joint BA in French Studies & Spanish and Latin American Studies. He has published several volumes of poetry in Italian. In addition to his interest in languages and literature, he has done extensive personal study in areas such as Italian Baroque, 19th and 20th century Italian art and history, and Italian dialects. Roberto enjoys sharing his studies and knowledge in class.
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.