Italian 3 lower: module 2

Course Dates: 13/01/21 - 24/03/21
Time: 12:30 - 14:00
Location: Online

Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed module 1 or equivalent. Based on Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on units 3 & 4 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)

Topics: express doubts; complaining; description of objects; communication via e-mail and telephone; contemporary literature.

Grammar: revision of the subjunctive; the past and imperfect subjunctives; reported speech.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-describe objects (shape, material, colour, use etc.)
-express doubts using the subjunctive
-comment on the language and the imagery of advertising
-make a verbal/written complaint
-communicate via telephone, text, e-mail etc.
-be familiar with the imperfect subjunctive
-demonstrate knowledge of the different uses of direct/indirect speech.

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, and completed Italian 3 Lower: Module 1, 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 3 (Alma Edizioni). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - (020 7240 1634).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian 3 Lower: Module 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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Excellent tutor and a good way to really extend your knowledge of Italian. It is challenging, but effective
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
It’s fun and challenging. I always look forward to going to the class
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Review by Veronica / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
I think the language classes are too big and people would learn more in a smaller group. Perhaps there should be interviews to assess level before being accepted onto a class.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
Sign up quickly! The course is well taught. And in demand.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 17/03/2020)
Make sure this is the right level for you first.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/03/2019)
Learning is very well supported so that rapid progress can be made. There is a good group dynamic so both teaching and learning are fun and students are supportive of each other.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 23/03/2019)
You will make progress, grow in confidence with your language learning and be inspired to continue.
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Review by Fiona Walsh / (Posted on 22/03/2019)
Do it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/03/2019)
I found this course excellent for my needs with a very capable and committed tutor. I would highly recommend it.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 20/03/2019)
Highly recommend it to anyone interested in improving their Italian language skills.
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Review by Felicity Sykes / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
The standard of teaching was very high. There was the perfect balance of grammar and conversation.
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Review by Beth / (Posted on 19/04/2015)
A brilliant course with a very energetic, experienced and enthusiastic tutor. This tutor really knows his stuff and balances his teaching of the four essential skills of Speaking, Reading,Writing and Listening, very well.
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Review by Zoe / (Posted on 14/04/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Roberto Minardi

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.

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Course Code: LN318

Started Wed, day, 13 Jan - 24 Mar '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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