Italian 1: a journey for beginners in summer
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBN05
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to communicate in simple basic conversations.
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?
Topics: food and drink; introducing oneself, getting to know others; countries and nationalities; alphabet + spelling; numbers; time.
Grammar: gender/number of nouns; adjectives; articles; present tense (regular irregular verbs); to like; some prepositions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-introduce yourself and find out about other people
-order drinks and snacks
-ask for prices
-ask/give the time
-enquire about opening/closing times
-give and ask for directions
-buy a train ticket
-book a hotel room.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers 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?
Communicative/functional approach; emphasis on listening and speaking activities; pair/group work; role- plays; audio-visuals; OHP; flash cards and games; some grammar exercises and homework will be set.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian fast-track: module 1 or Italian 1: module 1 in September. Please enrol as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.