Italian Conversation (beginners)

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 65 Conc £26 Full £125

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 09:10 - 09:55 10 MAC 13/01/2020 23/03/2020 LI2035

What will the course cover?

None except a willingness to work hard at improving one’s grammar. It would be useful, but not essential, if you were already familiar with some basic grammar terminology (words like: nouns, adjectives, adverbs etc.)

Who is the course for?

This 5-week course will concentrate on 5 key areas of Italian grammar chosen by the tutor after a thorough analysis of students’ current level and needs.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

The course is primarily aimed at students who have done at least 1 year of language classes (about 60 hours or so) in an adult education context or have a similar level acquired through short intensive courses either in the UK or abroad or have learnt some Italian through their interaction with Italian speakers (colleagues, friends, relatives etc.). We might be able to accommodate some topics for lower level students (near beginners with less than 60 hours of class tuition) in some cases.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You should be able to use the grammatical structures covered during the course with much greater confidence in both speaking and writing. The topics covered will vary depending on the cohort of students but might very well include things like: the use of relative pronouns, ways of expressing the future, verbs followed by certain prepositions, ways of expressing likes and dislikes, etc.

How is the course organised?

The course is organised in 5 weekly sessions of 90 minutes each. During the first session the tutor will do a needs analysis to see what the most common needs are and develop the course around those needs. During each session there will be time to look at ‘rules’ in some detail but, more importantly, time to put those rules into practice. Homework will be given each week as a way of reinforcing what is covered in class.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Homework and revision of topics covered in class.

How will my progress be assessed?

Progress will be assessed weekly through a mixture of classroom exercises and homework marking.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?


What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available from the guide and from teaching or reception staff.