Italian Proficiency Stage 3

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 74 Conc £26 Full £286 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 11 MAC 30/04/2020 16/07/2020 LI3150

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?

Anyone with an upper intermediate level (A level and above) of Italian who would like to improve their language skills and knowledge of Italy and the Italians.

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

"Able to talk about everyday topics in Italian with a good degree of fluency and able to read a newspaper article / a short story with the occasional use of a dictionary. If in doubt, come and try a class before you enrol. "

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

"• Read with confidence a variety of Italian texts • Talk about and exchange information with others about the articles read • Feel more confident about their own grammar • Use reference materials to search for vocabulary • Use the internet for further research ‘topics’ • Have a better understanding and appreciation of Italy, Italian culture and the Italian way of life "

How is the course organised?

"Most lessons will have both textual and visual input. Language work will try to expand and enrich learners’ vocabulary and class discussions and activities will help students achieve greater fluency. Homework will be given every week either as texts to be read or compositions to be written. "

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

An hour or so a week for homework would be the minimum expected but students will be encouraged to explore issues of interest to them (by reading books or articles or using the internet) and make short presentations to the class.

How will my progress be assessed?

"First of all by your contributions in class and the written homework done at home. A variety of listening and speaking activities will also benefit your progress and knowledge. At the beginning of the course you will agree with your tutor a number of individual learning objectives against which you can then measure your progress during the course. Record of your work will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan to help record the steps taken towards achieving your goals. "

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

Same level.

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

"No textbook as such as all the articles will be chosen by either tutor or students from current newspapers /magazines / internet sites. Vocabulary book, notebook, ring binder to keep handouts would be useful. A good dictionary – the tutor will advise. "

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. "