Italian beginners: get to grips with the present tense

Course Dates: 18/05/21 - 25/05/21
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
This short two-week course is meant to help you feel more confident in your use of Italian verbs in the present tense, since the grammar of Italian verbs is quite different from English.
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 £39.00 Senior fee £31.00 Concession £24.00

Course Code: LNW162

Tue, day, 18 May - 25 May '21

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

This short course will allow you to practise and consolidate your use of present tenses at beginner level. It consists of two tutor-led sessions on Zoom. This course can be taken together with any of our beginner courses and is the perfect option if you need further grammar practice. It can also be taken as a free-standing course.

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?

This short course is meant to help you revise the use of the present tense in Italian (e.g. describing actions and states that are happening now) so that you can express yourself more clearly when speaking and when writing.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- feel more confident in your use of Italian present tenses
- understand the difference between the present simple and the present continuous.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is meant for learners studying Italian beginners who want some extra input on this key area of Italian grammar.

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.

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

All resources will be provided.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

This course is meant as a supplement to our mainstream Italian courses. On finishing this course, you can join any of our other short Italian skills-based courses running throughout the year.

Simona Cecchini

Simona is from Perugia but studied in Milan where her passion for languages culminated with a degree in French. There, she taught French at a Senior high School before going to the States for 6 years. She moved to London and, from 2001, she has been teaching Italian (Adult Education) at CityLit, other Colleges and at Kingston University. From 2012 she has also been teaching Community Interpreting and that has given her the opportunity to have a deeper insight into other cultures and backgrounds. Her teaching techniques, personality and empathy have earned her very gratifying feed backs from her students: “… after just one year I feel able to have simple conversations about various topics, … Simona also incorporated many interactive activities in class so that I had the chance to speak, make mistakes, get corrected and learn to use the language… I would definitely sign up again… Konrad) “… A wonderful teacher (Simona is very friendly and engaging and always helpful and adapted really well to going online). "(Malcom)

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.