Italian 3 lower: module 3

Course Dates: 25/04/22 - 04/07/22
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
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 module 2 or equivalent. Based on 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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Course Code: LN303

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Started Mon, eve, 25 Apr - 04 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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 unit 5 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)

Topics: books; ask for and give advice; newspaper articles; writing stories.

Grammar: further study of the use of the subjunctive and the passive.

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

-describe and talk about books
-ask for and give advice on books
-understand and use the passive voice
-extract detailed information from newspaper articles
-familiarise with the language and style of children's stories.

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, and completed Italian 3 Lower: Module 1 and Module 2, 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?

Title of book: Nuovo Espresso 3

Please try the European Bookshop by selecting 'City Lit' and the language you are studying at this web page or call them at 020 7734 5259. If you state on the website, by phone or in the shop that you are studying with us, you can claim a 10% discount. You might be asked for your student number.

Note: you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.

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

Italian 3 Upper: Module 1.

Giacomo Fabbrini

Giacomo Fabbrini is a native Italian speaker. He obtained an acting degree in 2004 at Auroville Rome Academy. He also graduated from Rome University “La Sapienza” with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2007. He moved to London in 2012 where he studied for a CLTA modern languages qualification. Giacomo has over 6 years of experience in teaching Italian to all levels and business. He strongly believes that a language is not only about rules, but also a real journey in history, tradition and Italian culture. He is passionate about technology and apps and enjoys giving his students tools and suggestions on how to use them in language learning.

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.