Italian intensive: a journey for beginners in spring

Course Dates: 06/04/20 - 09/04/20
Time: 11:00 - 16:15
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Claudio Guasti

Get ready for a new challenge and join this intensive course for complete beginners.


What is the course about?

This complete beginners' course will enable you to communicate in the language in everyday situations through the gradual introduction of new structures and vocabulary.

What will we cover?

Topics: Personal identity, family, profession, where you live. Food shopping. Going to a café or restaurant, directions.

Grammar: present tense, positive, negative and interrogative forms - nouns, adjectives, personal pronouns, possessives, prepositions, articles (definite/ indefinite).

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

- talk about yourself and ask people about themselves (nationality, job, family, where you live)

- buy food and ask for what you want (quantities, flavours, sizes, prices)

- order food in a café or restaurant

- talk about your favourite food

- give and understand directions

Please note that the above outcomes are flexible as the pace of the lessons will depend on the achievements of the group of students.

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

For complete beginners.

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?

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?

Based on tutor's own material.

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

Italian 1 module 2.


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Excellent start to learning Italian. Although the course is meant for absolute beginners I found a little prior knowledge invaluable in helping me to keep up. Inevitably you do cover a lot of material in a short space of time.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 16/04/2019)
This is a great immersive way into Italian if you want an intensive experience - but you will need stamina!
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 13/04/2019)
If you want an outstanding intensive introduction to the Italian language, take this course!
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Review by Richard / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
Yes, definitely, it's worth doing, but if you really are a complete beginner, it is quite challenging.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
A fun way to learn Italian from scratch. The classes were highly participative, the tutors excellent and we covered a lot of ground.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 12/04/2019)
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Book your place

Course Code: LN140

Mon-Thu, day, 06 Apr - 09 Apr '20

Duration: 4 sessions

Full fee: £199.00
Senior fee: £199.00
Concession: £199.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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