Italian: vocabulary builder for beginners
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LNW160
Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)
What is the course about?
Italian vocabulary builder for beginners is a short, skills-focused course intended to provide you with extra practice, guidance and techniques so that you can gain more confidence in the acquisition and retention of Italian vocabulary.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- Strategies for learning vocabulary
- Variety of techniques linked to different learning styles
- Understanding how vocabulary is used in context.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Speak with a wider range of vocabulary
- Feel more confident about your spoken Italian
- Apply the language in a practical way.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for students who have either just finished or are currently taking Italian Beginners module one and who would like to consolidate vocabulary covered in the course.
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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This short course consists of two tutor-led sessions on Zoom. 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?
On finishing this course, you can join our Italian pronunciation workout for beginners, or, if you are looking to focus on some basic grammar you can join any of our "Italian beginners “get to grips with…” short courses.
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.