Italian 3 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 07/12/21
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 2 upper' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).

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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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £109.00

Course Code: LN312

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Tue, day, 21 Sep - 07 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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What is the course about?

On this course you will consolidate the basic structures of Italian and also extend your knowledge by working on more complex grammatical structures and functions. You will develop the four linguistic skills with particular emphasis on spoken/conversational language.

What will we cover?

Based on units 1 & 2 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)

Topics: asking for and giving information; description; expression of opinion; debating pros and cons; contemporary literature.

Grammar: relative pronouns; past conditional; past historic; possessive pronouns. At the beginning of term there will be revision and consolidation of grammar learnt previously.

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

-describe your experience/ask about learning a language
-talk about your past experiences using the "trapassato prossimo" (pluperfect)
-express an opinion using present subjunctive
-discuss advantages/disadvantages of living in town/country and in various regions
-use present and past conditional
-use a combination of personal pronouns and articles
-read a variety of texts searching for specific information
-identify when to use the past historic
-write /complete a short story using a variety of tenses (including the past historic if enough time has been devoted in class).

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

Stage 3 course - You should have studied Italian for at least 3 years recently 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?

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.

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 3 (Alma Edizioni). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (020 7240 1634).

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

Italian 3 Lower: 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.