Italian Lower Intermediate
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 future tense will be reviewed and practised. Also we will practice conversations and formulate hypotesis. The students will be asked to gather and convey to others information about different aspects of Italian culture.
Additional information about this course
NB there is no session on 02/06/17
This course is a follow up from Italian beginners. It provides students with more tools and more practice of Italian language
Who is the course for?
Suitable for those with a basic knowledge of Italian. The use of reflexive verbs, present perfect tense and basic structure of Italian are essential
What topics will this course cover
- Review of present tense and some past tense - Simple future and conditional forms - Introduction and use of hypothetical constructions (introduced by 'se'+ indicative) - Some point of Italian culture
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: - make sentences in the past and in the future in Italian - make conversations with peers and listen to conversation and watch videos in Italian, with none or little help of subtitles - Being able to talk about some Italian cultural points
How will I know I'm making progress?
Teacher will assess students throughout the whole course and give feedback, during and after the course
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
Pen and paper An Italian dictionary (Collins, for example) is advisable but not essential
Reading and information sources
A review of topics already studied
What could the course lead to?
Progression to the next level of Italian classes