Taste of Italy: Continuation

Ref: C2337228

A course for beginners or those with a little knowledge. It will offer insights into Italian life and opportunities to learn some basics of Italian language in order to communicate in everyday situations such as bars, restaurants and hotels and meeting people.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop some basic Italian language structures and vocabulary to handle the demands of everyday situations.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Asking for directions Talking about daily routine Shopping for food and presents Booking a room in a hotel

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

By the end of the course, students should be able to: 1. Identify familiar words and basic phrases concerning themselves, their families and everyday activities in public places such as bars, shops, stations, hotels and restaurants when people speak slowly and clearly 2. Identify specific, predictable information in simple everyday texts such as advertisements, menus, timetables and short simple texts. 3. Interact in a simple way using simple phrases and sentences and asking and answering simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics 4. Write short and simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate need – fill in forms with personal details.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback through Q/A Homework

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Handouts will be provided but a small/medium size dictionary (i.e. Collins) and a pocket grammar ( i.e. the Talk Italian series) could be useful to integrate the material given in class. Also it could be useful to have a folder in which organise the handouts given in class for indipendent revision.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Progression course

Download full course outline

Taste of Italy: Continuation Course Outline


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