Italian - Beginners
This course is an introduction to the learning of spoken and written Italian. Italian culture, lifestyle and food tradition will be the lively context of the lessons. Students will be gently introduced to grammar and syntactic rules of the Italian language, spoken and written. They will learn how to introduce themselves in Italian. By the end of the course, they will be able to talk about themselves and others, using present tense and reflexive forms of the verb.
Additional information about this course
NB There is no session on 31/05/17
To provide students with a basic knowledge of Italian and a general understanding of some grammar structure and some cultural fact about Italy.
Who is the course for?
What topics will this course cover
- Present tense - Reflexive verbs - Verbs like 'Piacere' - introduction to simple past
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 will be able to - Making simple sentences - Being able to ask and answer basic questions - Read and write simple sentences - Listen with understanding to basic conversations in Italian
How will I know I'm making progress?
The tutor will assess the students through the course and give feedback during and after the course
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
A book to write on and a pen; a basic Italian dictionary (Collins, for example) is advisable but not necessary
Reading and information sources
For a general introduction to Italian, use website Duolingo https://www.duolingo.com
What could the course lead to?
No qualification, but a progression to the next level of Italian classes