This course is meant for students with a general knowledge of basic Italian, interested in improving their language and skills and in developing their interest for Italy. The forms of the present tense and of the simple past and also the use of the conditional and simple future tense will be learnt, reviewed and practised, together with the practise of conversation and the gathering of information about Italian culture, to be used in different contexts.
Additional information about this course
NB there is no session on 31/05/26
To improve the level of Italian of learners that have already a basic knowledge. To stimulate conversation and cultural involvement.
Who is the course for?
Suitable for those with a basic knowledge of Italian
What topics will this course cover
- Review of present tense, reflexive verbs - Introduction to past tenses - Simple future and conditional forms - Some point of Italian culture will be integrated in the learning
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; - Express simple sentences in Italian, in the present, in the past and in the future - Make hypothetical sentences, expressing possibilities - Know more about Italian cultural/ literary/ artistic context
How will I know I'm making progress?
- Informal assesment and informal feedback will be provided throughout the course by the tutor
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Pen and paper
Reading and information sources
- Before starting the course, you can have a look on this website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian
What could the course lead to?
- Next level of Italian! - A trip to Italy