Italian 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 28/09/21 - 14/12/21
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Improve your lower intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on the development of your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 lower', or have studied Italian for about 2 years. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).

IMPORTANT: Please not that this course will take place in our Keeley Street centre in central London. This is not an online course.
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Course Code: LN213

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Tue, day, 28 Sep - 14 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course aims to consolidate and extend your skills in Italian with an emphasis on listening and speaking in class and on reading and writing as homework.

What will we cover?

Based on units 6-7 from Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).

Topics: travel; food habits; health

Grammar: revision of present and past tenses; the imperative; comparison.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-give and understand suggestions
-express needs/doubts/opinions
-discuss food habits, diets, etc.
-discuss health problems
-describe ailments/symptoms.

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

Stage 2: upper course - You should have studied Italian for about 2 years or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

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.

IMPORTANT: Please not that this course will take place in our Keeley Street centre in central London. This is not an online course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian 2 Upper: Module 2.. Please enrol as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Roberto Minardi

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.