Italian 3 upper: module 3
Time: 08:30 - 09:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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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 TV programmes 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 unit 10 of Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)
Topics: places of interest in Italy
Grammar: passive form; impersonal forms; more uses of subjunctive.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- describe places & experiences
- read & talk about Italian places of interest
- extract specific information from written itineraries
- give & ask for specific information
- comment on current issues & literature
- use the passive form
- use impersonal forms.
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?
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?
Depending on your level at the end of the course: another Italian 3 Upper course if you need to consolidate; Italian 4, or Italian A-level course if you are ready to move up a level. Please ask your tutor for advice.
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.