Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'
Time: 14:15 - 16:30
Please note that this course takes place every other week.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LN451
Available start dates
Duration: 5 sessions (over 9 weeks)
What is the course about?
Ideal for students who are interested in topics of social/cultural importance in Italy, and who have a higher intermediate/advanced level. The course will offer plenty of opportunities to work on your speaking and comprehension skills, to expand your vocabulary and to revise some grammar points.
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?
Topics will be decided by the tutor and will be based on topics of or social/cultural relevance in Italy.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Course outcomes will be provided by the course tutor.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is aimed at students who have a higher intermediate or advanced level (City Lit levels 4 and 5).
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?
Based on tutor's own material. If a book is recommended, please try the European Bookshop. Select '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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
This course will run next term as well, with new topics and language input.
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.