Italian 3 lower: module 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Please note that this course takes place in our college in Covent Garden.
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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.
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.
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.