Italian beginners: an introduction
Time: 11:00 - 13:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: LBN100
Available start dates
Duration: 6 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable you to communicate in Italian in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Greetings, asking about meaning and pronunciation of words, spelling, personal information, numbers, at the café, family, physical description.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself
- ask about meaning of words
- spell words
- give and ask basic information about yourself and others
- asking for food
- talk about family
- describe and identify people.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. The course is for absolute beginners who wish to become familiar with the basics of the language.
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. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Course book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (published by Alma Edizioni)
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.
Please note that you might not cover all the activities in the book during the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Spanish beginners: module 2 in September.