Italian holiday kit

Course Dates: 20/07/24 - 21/07/24
Time: 11:00 - 15:30
Location: Keeley Street
Make the most of your holidays in Italy with this short, intensive course. This holiday kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations, so you'll feel more confident during your stay and better able to enjoy yourself, knowing that you're equipped with the basic phrases to get you through the day.
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Italian holiday kit
  • Course Code: LBTN2
  • Dates: 20/07/24 - 21/07/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 15:30
  • Taught: Sat-Sun, Daytime
  • Duration: 2 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Veronica De Felice

Course Code: LBTN2

Sat-Sun, day, 20 Jul - 21 Jul '24

Duration: 2 sessions

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What is the course about?

This Holiday Kit will provide you with all the language you need to communicate in the most common holiday situations & have a friendly chat with the locals! Even learning a few basic phrases will help you feel less like a tourist and more like someone who's trying to engage with Italians.

What will we cover?

Greetings, introductions, numbers and prices, ordering food and drinks, finding your way, at the hotel, using transport and asking the time, at the chemist, cultural topics.

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

- have a go at a simple conversation when you’re out & about-say hello & goodbye, give and ask for basic & personal information ( your name, which languages you speak, where you are from etc.)
- buy items in shops, ask about prices
- order food & drinks & ask for the bill
- ask for directions
- use and recognise numbers
- asking for basic information at the hotel
- buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays & platform number
- describe common symptoms at the chemist / at the doctor
- get cultural advice (e.g. tipping, paying in a café which may be different from the UK).

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

This short course is for absolute beginners.

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?

There are no other costs.

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

Your tutor can give you advice on what other courses you can take if you decide you'd like to continue learning Italian, or you can email Italian@citylit.ac.uk.

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.