Fees: Standard £ 65 Conc £26 Full £125
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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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homework and revision of topics covered in class.
Progress will be assessed weekly through a mixture of classroom exercises and homework marking.
Tutor will advise.
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.