Italian beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
What is the course about?
This course aims to enable you to communicate in a basic way in situations related to holiday topics and everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Topics: Introductions; greetings; talking about where you live; asking the way and understanding directions; food and drink; leisure; likes and dislikes; asking and telling the time.
Grammar: to be; to have; the present tense (regular forms), the immediate future; imperatives; adverbs of frequency; possessive pronouns.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself and others: name, nationality, occupation, family
- explain where you live
- give opinions about places
- order food and drink in a bar
- express likes and dislikes
- talk about what you do at the week-end
- ask and tell the time
- ask the way and give directions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of Italian is required. The course is suitable if you are an absolute beginner and wish to become familiar with the basics of the language through intensive tuition.
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?
Title of book: Nuovo Espresso 1
Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.
Note: you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If there is sufficient interest and commitment, it is hoped that the Express Language Course will continue to the next level. Otherwise, the Languages Office or your tutor will advise you on a suitable progression route.