Italian beginners: module 1 & 2

Course Dates: 19/04/21 - 05/07/21
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Online
Learn to speak Italian on this intensive programme. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on developing your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni).
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 £289.00 Senior fee £289.00 Concession £176.00

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Course Code: LN013

Started Mon, eve, 19 Apr - 05 Jul '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to help you achieve a basic understanding of Italian in order to be able to cope in everyday situations.

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?

Based on: Units 1-5 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version)

Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; food and drink; leisure activities; likes and dislikes; book a hotel room.

Grammar: the present tense; the formal and the informal way of addressing someone; questions.

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

-greet people and introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job)
-say how you are
-ask and tell the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about your spare time activities
-express likes and dislikes
-book a hotel room.

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

Fast track module 1 course: no previous knowledge is required.

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?

The course is based on the communicative approach:

- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate

Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.

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

Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (020 7240 1634).

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

Italian fast track module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Flavia D'Angelantonio

Flavia D’Angelantonio grew up in the North of Italy and later studied at the University of Bologna where she obtained her degree in Philosophy and Italian Literature. As she wanted to share her knowledge of the Italian language and culture, she decided to train as a language teacher at City Lit. Flavia believes that knowing languages helps to break down barriers, prejudices, and stereotypes. She also learns a lot from her students and likes the social interaction and mutual exchange of knowledge that takes place with them. Flavia has experience of teaching all levels and has worked for universities, newspapers and private companies. She has also taken part in European language projects. Flavia has a passion for many forms of artistic expression (music, theatre, cinema, etc.) and also for sailing. Having some experience of acting, Flavia finds the teaching experience to be a metaphor of theatre, as the teacher and students are challenged to “perform” in an enjoyable environment and with a sense of humour.

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.