Italian: a journey for beginners in summer

Course Dates: 22/07/24 - 26/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
Get off to a flying start in Italian by learning phrases and expressions that you can use to hold basic conversations in everyday situations. The emphasis will be on oral communication so that you can communicate with confidence.
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Italian: a journey for beginners in summer
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  • Course Code: LBN05
  • Dates: 22/07/24 - 26/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 13:30
  • Taught: Mon-Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 5 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Veronica De Felice

Course Code: LBN05

Started Mon-Fri, day, 22 Jul - 26 Jul '24

Duration: 5 sessions

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What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to communicate in simple basic conversations.

What will we cover?

Topics: food and drink; introducing oneself, getting to know others; countries and nationalities; alphabet and spelling; numbers; time.

Grammar: how to correctly use nouns; adjectives; articles; present tense (regular irregular verbs); prepositions.

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

-introduce yourself and find out about other people

-order drinks and snacks

-ask for prices

-ask/give the time

-enquire about opening/closing times

-give and ask for directions

-express likes and dislikes

-buy a train ticket.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers 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?

Based on tutor's own material.

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

Your teacher will be able to advise you on a suitable course based on your progress. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Veronica De Felice

Ciao! My name is Veronica De Felice and I come from Southern Italy. I was born in Pompei ("not in the ruins", a joke I always make with my students) and I have always been fond of languages. Indeed, I studied languages at secondary school (English, Spanish, French and Latin) and I graduated at the University of Naples, l'Orientale, with a BA (Hon) in Modern Foreign Languages. I moved to London in 2002 and, after three years, I gained a CLTA qualification at Goldsmith University, and a few years later a level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. In 2006, I started working as an Italian tutor in various colleges and universities, such as Goldsmith College, the University of Arts, Croydon College, University of Wesminster, City University and City Lit since 2010. At the moment, I am also teaching A level italian at LAE Tottenham, and the IB diploma in an international school in central London. I believe that studying and speaking another language expands your personal and communication skills, and makes you see the world from a different perspective. For me, learning a language is about challenging yourself, getting out of your comfort zone and having fun!

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.