What is the course about?
This intensive course helps you get ready for the third year of Italian. It will help you revise the whole content of the second 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: past tense (imperfetto and passato remoto), conditional, prepositions, adverbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe something in the past
- say something in the past
- say that something happened while you were doing something
- uses of the conditional.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for learners who have studied Italian for two years or so in the past but need to revise before joining year three 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 upper courses starting in September. LN213, LN214, LN216, LN217.