Italian Beginners Stage 2

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £49 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 09:30 - 11:30 11 MAC 06/01/2020 23/03/2020 LI2025
Tuesday 18:45 - 20:45 11 MAC 07/01/2020 24/03/2020 LI2030

What will the course cover?

More personal information; expressing likes and dislikes and agreement and disagreement. Grammar will include: recap of Stage 1 topics, plus noun and adjective agreement, demonstrative adjectives & pronouns, some prepositions and the definite article, more pronouns, there is and there are, some irregular verbs.

Who is the course for?

Those who have studied one term of Italian recently or have an equivalent knowledge.

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

Greetings, personal information, numbers, telling the time & date, ordering drinks and snacks, where you live, what work you do, shopping, talking about family & friends. Basic grammar; singular and plural, articles, adjectives (including possessive), some pronouns, prepositions, common verbs in the present tense, negatives, interrogatives.

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

• talk about your free time • say how often you do something • talk about what you like / dislike • recognise rooms in the house • describe your house • describe your favourite room • recognise / say numbers above 100 • dates / days of the week / months of the year • ask for and tell the time • find a place to rent for a visit to Italy • book into a hotel, specifying what sort of accommodation you want and for how long

How is the course organised?

This course needs your active participation - you have to be prepared to have a go! You'll be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to work each lesson on all 4 skills: listening and understanding, speaking, reading and writing. We use the course book, tapes, handouts, worksheets, realia, material from the internet.. We aim above all to give you confidence, to have fun - but to work hard as well!

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

You'll always have work to review and practise from the previous lesson; you'll have sentences and words to learn by heart; you'll have homework set by the tutor. We recommend that you spend around 15 minutes a day on some kind of language practice - listening to a tape, watching a video, repeating working with a CD ROM, etc etc.

How will my progress be assessed?

You'll be encouraged to assess your own progress, with help from your tutor, who will monitor and record your achievements by question and answer, some written work, quizzes, questionnaires, speaking activities, games.You will need to organise and keep a portfolio of all your work for assessment purposes and your Record of Progress to check how you’re doing.

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

Italian Beginners Stage 3 "

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

"The course book will be given to you by the tutor, so no need to purchase it. You will need to bring a notepad, pen, perhaps a dictionary."

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 in the Guide or from teaching or Reception staff.