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.
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...
-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.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details