Italian rapidamente: module 1

Course Dates: 13/01/21 - 24/03/21
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online
Paola North

This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a romance language like Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with module 2 (April 2017) and module 3 (Summer 2017) covers year one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower). Expect more homework than in other courses. The course book will be advised at the first lesson.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.


What is the course about?

This intensive course introduces you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and will enable you to take part in simple conversations. The three modules of Rapidamente (1,2 and 3) cover year 1 and year 2 (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower).

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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.

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

The course is suitable for learners who already speak a romance language or who would like to learn at a much faster pace.

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?

Italian Rapidamente module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.


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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 course for those wanting to learn Italian at an accelerated pace. Tutor is enthusiastic and demanding. Reinforcement of ground covered in previous session helps to consolidate learning. Highly recommended
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
Just as stated in the title of the course this goes quite quickly in a positive way and is ideal for someone who already knows a Latin-based language
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2020)
Rapidamente is tough, but it is excellent if you want to learn Italian quickly. Thoroughly recommended if you can make the commitment
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Review by Italian language luvva / (Posted on 25/11/2019)
This is a great course for those who want to learn basic Italian rapidly. It was engaging and lively.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
it's great, but it goes at a fast pace so be prepared to keep up
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 21/11/2019)
The course is pitched just as it is advertised. You need some previous language learning skills and you need to do the homework.
The tutor is great, they have the right balance between being encouraging and keeping things moving at a fast pace.
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Review by Anon / (Posted on 19/11/2019)
Be prepared to do homework and expand your knowledge outside of lessons, to keep up
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/12/2018)
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Course Code: LN124

Wed, eve, 13 Jan - 24 Mar '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

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