Italian 3: lingua e letteratura
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LQN36
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Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course is for intermediate learners of Italian who wish to improve their grammar and vocabulary by reading shorter, simpler texts (e.g. short novels/short stories/easy readers), chosen by the tutor and/or suggested by the students. In addition to the language studied, learners will discuss themes and characterisation in the chosen works of fiction, while in the case of non-fiction texts we will discuss the issues raised. Please note that the discussions will be conducted in Italian.
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?
The primary focus of the lessons will be discussing the texts read, but we will also use the texts as learning opportunities, looking at the grammar and vocabulary used.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- expand your knowledge of vocabulary
- give your opinion about a story and its characters
- give your opinion about topics from the book
- become familiar with a work of Italian literature-
- increase your exposure to a range of grammatical structures and verb tenses.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To join this course, you should have studied Italian for three to four years. If you are currently studying at City Lit, you should be taking either Italian 3 Lower or Italian 3 Upper. You may be able to join and enjoy this course even if your Italian level is slightly lower – please email us if you you are unsure of whether you have the minimum necessary level.
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?
The texts we will be working on will be specified at the beginning of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 3: Lingua e letteratura: module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.
Ciao! My name is Veronica De Felice and I come from Southern Italy. I was born in Pompei ("not in the ruins", a joke I always make with my students) and I have always been fond of languages. Indeed, I studied languages at secondary school (English, Spanish, French and Latin) and I graduated at the University of Naples, l'Orientale, with a BA (Hon) in Modern Foreign Languages. I moved to London in 2002 and, after three years, I gained a CLTA qualification at Goldsmith University, and a few years later a level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector. In 2006, I started working as an Italian tutor in various colleges and universities, such as Goldsmith College, the University of Arts, Croydon College, University of Wesminster, City University and City Lit since 2010. At the moment, I am also teaching A level italian at LAE Tottenham, and the IB diploma in an international school in central London. I believe that studying and speaking another language expands your personal and communication skills, and makes you see the world from a different perspective. For me, learning a language is about challenging yourself, getting out of your comfort zone and having fun!
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.