Italian beginners: an introduction
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Keeley Street
IMPORTANT: Please note that this is a face-to-course, and will take place in our college in Covent Garden. City Lit reserves the right to move the course online in the event of government guidelines for in-person teaching changing.
This course has now started
Course Code: LN1015
Duration: 6 sessions (over 7 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to communicate in Italian in everyday situations. As it's a short course, it's a good opportunity for you to get a feel for Italian.
What will we cover?
Greetings,expressiong personal information,.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- introduce yourself, say hello and goodbye
- ask about meaning of words
- give and ask for basic information about yourself and others
- saying what job you do.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge required, suitable for complete beginners.
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.
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.
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?
If any book is advised, 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.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The tutor will advise you of the best course to continue your study of Italian.
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.