Italian lower intermediate listening skills
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LN299
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
In this course you’ll work on your listening skills through recordings, videos and exercises to help you focus on the main points of the spoken language. The course will also briefly focus on sounds and pronunciation in order to make you aware of what to expect while listening to Italian native speakers in order to be able to capture more of what they are saying.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Intonation and pronunciation
- Close listening to dialogues and videos
- A mix of different topics from everyday situations to help you cope better in your interactions with Italian speakers.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Gain confidence on your listening skills
- Be aware of some tricks and tips of how Italian is spoken
- Better recognise sounds and intonation
- Have a better-trained ear to understand spoken Italian more easily.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is intended for lower intermediate students of Italian. For City Lit students, that will mean students at 2 Lower (module 2 or 3), 2 Upper and 3 Lower. You should have studied Italian for more than a year. Please note that this is a listening skills course, so the focus will be on listening skills rather than grammar or vocabulary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- This course will be taught online, via Zoom.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no additional costs or texts. Students will need an internet connection to be able to access the class on Zoom, and earphones or headphones are suggested to make listening easier.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you are not already enrolled on one of our mainstream Italian courses, the tutor would be happy to advise you on your level.
Giacomo Fabbrini is a native Italian speaker. He obtained an acting degree in 2004 at Auroville Rome Academy. He also graduated from Rome University “La Sapienza” with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007. He moved to London in 2012 where he studied for a CLTA modern languages qualification. Giacomo has over 6 years of experience in teaching Italian to all levels and business. He strongly believes that a language is not only about rules, but also a real journey in history, tradition and Italian culture. He is passionate about technology and apps and enjoys giving his students tools and suggestions on how to use them in language learning.
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.