Italian 5: Italia oggi
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Keeley Street
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- Course Code: LN521
- Dates: 15/01/24 - 25/03/24
- Time: 18:00 - 19:30
- Taught: Mon, Evening
- Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Silvana Vistola
Course Code: LN521
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
This course will increase your understanding of some aspects of contemporary Italy through the study of material from contemporary media, such as newspaper or magazine articles, TV shows, or online content. With a particular emphasis on speaking practice, you will also increase your confidence in using the language.
What will we cover?
Various topical themes of current interest, drawn from newspapers, magazines, TV, cinema, literary texts and personal experiences.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
The learning outcomes will be negotiated at the beginning of the course.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 5 course - Students should have studied Italian for about at least 6 years or have lived in the country 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?
Most materials will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 5: Italia Oggi next term.
Silvana Vistola is a qualified teacher who holds a QTS certificate. She has worked, as a lecturer in Italian, for two major Sixth Form Colleges in London, is friendly and patient and is currently teaching at Westminster University. Silvana has experience in teaching adults at different language levels, from beginners to advanced level courses and literature. She is familiar with classroom management, dealing with mixed ability groups, using the latest teaching materials, setting targets and achieving goals. Silvana is passionate about languages, creative writing, and literature, has worked as a translator and holds an MA in media studies; for this reason, digital tools (such as: videos, online newspapers, social media) are an integral part of her teaching. Silvana’s main priority is to create a friendly and relaxed environment in which students can learn, have fun, and make friends. She believes in fostering a cooperative environment in which learning becomes more enjoyable and more effective.
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.