What is the course about?
To provide students with a knowledge of basic Italian for everyday situations.
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?
Greetings, introductions, alphabet, numbers, information about oneself, directions, drinks, professions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Students will continue to expand upon their beginner-level Italian.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Learners should be able to introduce themselves and others and be able to answer simple everyday questions (nationality, health, etc.).
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/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
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?
Materials supplied by tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Learners who complete this course will be able to join Italian beginners: module 2 courses which start next term.