Italian rapidamente: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/21 - 09/12/21
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: Online
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This course for beginners is suitable if you already speak a Romance language such as Spanish, French, Portuguese or Romanian. It might also be suitable if you would like to learn at a much faster pace. This course, together with Italian rapidamente: module 2 and Italian rapidamente: module 3 covers years one and two (Italian 1 and Italian 2 Lower) of our Italian programme. Expect more homework than in other courses.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LN115

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Started Thu, eve, 23 Sep - 09 Dec '21

Duration: 12 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 intensive course introduces you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and will enable you to take part in simple conversations. The three modules of Rapidamente (1,2 and 3) cover year 1 and year 2 (Italian beginners and Italian 2 Lower).

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?


Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; the restaurant; leisure activities; likes and dislikes.

Grammar: the verbs to be, to have and to go; the formal and informal way of addressing someone; the present tense; forming negative sentences, using adjectives to describe.

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

-greet people
-introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-ask and give the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about leisure activities
-express likes and dislikes
-describe a place
-book a hotel room.

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

The course is suitable for learners who already speak a romance language or who would like to learn at a much faster pace.

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?

The course book to be used is Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni), which is widely available.

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

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

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.