Italian 3 upper: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
On this course you will improve your oral and written fluency in Italian by reading and discussing extracts from newspaper articles and literary texts as well as watching videos and listening to authentic audio materials. You will also revise/consolidate grammar in order to improve accuracy in the spoken and written 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Based on units 6 & 7 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)
Topics: contemporary family issues; festivals: traditions and attitudes
Grammar: the subjunctive mood; If-clauses; conditional tenses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe, talk about, ask about family issues & festivals
- express opinions on newspapers articles & extracts from literary texts
- express wishes & preferences
- extract detailed information when listening to dialogues & interviews
- use the subjunctive mood with nonostante, sebbene, benche` & malgrado
- use If-clauses (subjunctive & conditional).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 3: upper - This course is suitable for you if you have studied the Italian language for about 3/4 years or lived in the country. You should also have an interest in Italian culture.
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?
Textbook:Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni) Units 6-7. Other material may be provided by the tutor. Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 3 Upper: Module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.