Italian 3 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/21 - 02/12/21
Time: 08:30 - 09:45
Location: Online
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).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £159.00

Course Code: LNE31

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Thu, day, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

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.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

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.

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.

Flavia D'Angelantonio

Flavia D’Angelantonio grew up in the North of Italy and later studied at the University of Bologna where she obtained her degree in Philosophy and Italian Literature. As she wanted to share her knowledge of the Italian language and culture, she decided to train as a language teacher at City Lit. Flavia believes that knowing languages helps to break down barriers, prejudices, and stereotypes. She also learns a lot from her students and likes the social interaction and mutual exchange of knowledge that takes place with them. Flavia has experience of teaching all levels and has worked for universities, newspapers and private companies. She has also taken part in European language projects. Flavia has a passion for many forms of artistic expression (music, theatre, cinema, etc.) and also for sailing. Having some experience of acting, Flavia finds the teaching experience to be a metaphor of theatre, as the teacher and students are challenged to “perform” in an enjoyable environment and with a sense of humour.

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.