Italian 4/5: cultura e attualita'

Course Dates: 27/05/22 - 22/07/22
Time: 10:45 - 13:00
Location: Online
Attraverso attività basate su articoli, servizi di programmi, interviste ecc., questa classe ti offre la possibilità di dibattere e approfondire argomenti riguardanti l’attualità italiana e la cultura del Paese in generale. Praticherai e perfezionerai diversi punti grammaticali e accrescerai il tuo vocabolario. Adatto a chi frequenta un corso al livello 4 o 5 oppure a chi ha una conoscenza equivalente della lingua.

Attenzione: le lezioni si svolgeranno nelle seguenti date: 27/05, 10/06, 24/06, 08/07 and 22/07.
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 £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £73.00

Course Code: LN451

Fri, day, 27 May - 22 Jul '22

Duration: 5 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
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?

The course is based on active students’ interaction¿ and the emphasis is on speaking, listening, vocabulary building and consolidation of grammar structures. Discussions will be built around Italian newspaper/magazine articles, and other authentic resources.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Based on tutor's own material.

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 Minardi

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.