Italian: jump into year 2 lower

Course Dates: 07/09/20 - 11/09/20
Time: 10:45 - 16:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

This intensive course is suitable if you have studied Italian for about a year in the past but are not sure whether you are ready to join the second year. You will revise the whole year 1 in one week and will be ready for 'Italian 2: module 1' later this September. Not for complete beginners.

This course will be delivered online. For more information please see our guide to online learning.

Description

What is the course about?

This intensive course helps you get ready for the second year of Italian. It will help you revise the whole content of the first year.

This is a live online course. For more information please see our guide to online learning.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Book to be advised on first lesson.

Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; the restaurant; leisure activities; likes and dislikes.

Grammar: the verbs to be, to have and to go; the formal and informal way of addressing someone; the present tense; the negative.

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

-greet people
-introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-ask and give the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about leisure activities
-express likes and dislikes
- say something in the past.

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

The course is suitable for learners who have studied Italian for a year or so in the past but need to revise before joining year two of Italian. This course might also be suitable if you have not learnt Italian in class but have the equivalent knowledge.

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.

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

You can join any Italian 2 lower courses starting in September. LNE21 (October start), LQN21, LN211, LN212, LN201.

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Tutor Biographies
Roberto Minardi

Roberto moved to London in 1999. In 2002, he took a Diploma in Teaching Foreign Languages, and since then he has taught Italian in various colleges and universities. In 2005 he gained a CELTA qualification and moved to Central America for about a year. There he began teaching English, a job he carried on doing for various years on his return to England. Teaching English to speakers of other languages gave him the opportunity to work with students from diverse educational backgrounds, and allowed him to refine the technique of using the target language in class. Roberto strongly believes in helping students to build a positive attitude towards using Italian as much as possible, and to overcome the inhibition adults often experience, so that they can enjoy using the language. He went on to get a Joint BA in French Studies & Spanish and Latin American Studies. He has published several volumes of poetry in Italian. In addition to his interest in languages and literature, he has done extensive personal study in areas such as Italian Baroque, 19th and 20th century Italian art and history, and Italian dialects. Roberto enjoys sharing his studies and knowledge in class.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: LN150

Mon-Fri, day, 07 Sep - 11 Sep '20

Duration: 5 sessions

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

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.