Fees: Standard £ 139 Conc £51 Full £247 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only
|Monday||10:00 - 12:00||11||MAC||29/04/2019||22/07/2019||LI3035|
|Wednesday||18:30 - 20:30||11||MAC||01/05/2019||17/07/2019||LI3040|
Building on previously learned language, we concentrate on travelling around, getting somewhere to stay, eating out, your daily routine, your home life and lifestyle, your work. We recap all the grammar in stages 1 and 2, adding more complex elements, including a little about how to express the past and the future, more irregular verbs, modal verbs + infinitive, adverbs, pronouns. Reading will include signs, notices, short messages eg an e-mail.
For those who have done a couple of terms of Italian or the equivalent and also for those who wish to brush up their basic Italian. Please look at the Info Sheets for Italian Beginners Stages 1& 2 for details. You are welcome to try a class to see if the level is right for you - if the tutor agrees. Please ask at reception or ask the curriculum manager.
You need to understand and express greetings, introductions and personal information; cope with numbers & money; go shopping; order drinks and snacks; find your way around. You should have basic notions of grammar (s and pl, gender, adjectives (incl. my, your etc), some common verbs both regular and irregular, negatives, question forms.
• buy things in a delicatessen • talk about one’s shopping habits • compare different eating habits • describe a shop • get a recipe • shop for clothes and shoes • say which items you buy and like • talk about the weather • use a timetable • ask about opening and closing hours
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, hand-outs, worksheets, realia, material from the internet.. We aim above all to give you confidence, to have fun - but to work hard as well!
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.
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.
Italian Lower-Intermediate Stage1
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.
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.