Time: 13:45 - 16:15
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LBN21
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course will introduce you to the culture and history of various places in Sicily.
What will we cover?
- Un po' di arte e architettura
- Le tradizioni popolari e le specialità culinarie
- Le principali caratteristiche identitarie delle diverse città.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course will be taught entirely in Italian and students should have studied the language for about 4 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No, apart from a notebook and pen if you wish to take notes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can ask the tutor about other offerings in our Italian department that may be of interest to you.
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.