Italian 3 lower: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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- Course Code: LN301
- Dates: 25/09/23 - 04/12/23
- Time: 18:00 - 19:30
- Taught: Mon, Evening
- Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Evi Campetella
Course Code: LN301
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
On this course you will consolidate the basic structures of Italian and also extend your knowledge by working on more complex grammatical structures and functions. You will develop the four linguistic skills with particular emphasis on spoken/conversational language.
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?
Based on units 1 & 2 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)
Topics: asking for and giving information; description; expression of opinion/comparisons/pros and cons
Grammar: "combined" pronouns; possessive pronouns; past conditional, trapassato prossimo (past perfect).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- express feelings (e.g. surprise, relief, doubt, happiness)
- talk about your past experiences using the "trapassato prossimo" (past perfect)
- express an opinion using present subjunctive ("Credo che lui sia…")
- learn how to discuss advantages/disadvantages
- use present and past conditional
- use a combination of personal pronouns and articles
- feel more confident about using pronouns, including "ci" and "ne".
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 3 course - You should have studied Italian for at least 3 years recently 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?
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?
Course book: Nuovo Espresso 3 (Italian edition, published by Alma Edizioni).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 3 Lower: Module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Teaching Italian is Evi’s passion and profession. She started in 2000 after graduating with a degree in Humanities. Her first teaching experience with children of refugees initiated her interest and she took an MA in teaching Italian as a foreign language at Perugia University. In 2002 Evi started travelling and worked as a lecturer at the Italian Culture Institute in Madrid and Prague. Since moving to London she has worked for various colleges and universities, including City Lit since 2008. In 2015 Evi also gained a PGCE in Teaching Adults from the University of Westminster. Following several years of studies and teaching experience, her method is modern and communicative where practice comes first and one can learn the language alongside discovering the culture and society of the country. Evi has a curious and open attitude towards life. Her love for languages and other cultures has deepened the appreciation she holds for her own. She loves to help students expand their cultural understanding as well as advance and enjoy their learning.
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.