Italian Mastery Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 152 Conc £56 Full £286 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Friday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 20/09/2019 06/12/2019 LI1175

What will the course cover?

This year we will explore Italian history from unfication (1861) till today through films, photographs, short stories, articles, songs and other materials. We shall look at some of the themes and issues underlying modern Italian society. Students will be encouraged to work on individual porjects on a topic of their choice. Term 1:1861 - 1914 Term 2: 1915 - 1968 Term 3: 1969 - 2011

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who has a good knowledge of Italian and can already read articles, books and follow radio / TV programmes with relative ease.

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

You will need A Level standard Italian or the equivalent  (a C1 on the European Common Framework for languages). You might have learnt Italian by living in Italy for a while or have an Italian partner / family connections.If unsure about your level please ask to speak to the teacher for an informal assessment.

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

You will select 3 specific areas for improvement this term and we will measure the starting point and the progress made at the end.

How is the course organised?

11 sessions of 2 hours each. each lesson will have a variety of activities so as to practise all the language skills.

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

Quite a bit of reading and regular homework every week. 

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?

Notebook, dictionary (optional). It is advisable to purchase a folder to keep all homework and notes together.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. 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. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.