Italian 4: un viaggio immaginario
Time: 14:45 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
Attraverso attività di comprensione (di ascolto, letture di brevi articoli) e la discussione, analizzeremo diversi elementi rappresentativi delle città indicate.
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?
- Un po' di arte e architettura
- Le tradizioni popolari e, in alcuni casi, le specialità culinarie
- Le principali caratteristiche identitarie delle diverse città.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand better areas of Italy which you may not have visited.
- Have improved your listening skills
- Improved your vocabulary.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course will be taught entirely in Italian and students should have studied the language for about 4 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
active students’ interaction
- emphasis on comprehension skills and building vocabulary
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There is no course book for this course, and the tutor will provide any resources related to content.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor can suggest additional courses which may be of interest. We have a large number of Italian language courses at all levels.
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.