Italian for Beginners : Year 2

Ref: C2338098

This course is for those who have a basic knowledge of Italian and would like to improve their skills. We shall increase confidence in conversation by talking in class about everyday topics taken from Italian culture and life, as well as extending reading, listening and writing skills.

Course aim

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

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for those with some basic knowledge of Italian, that is already knowledge of ordering in a bar/restaurant/ directions/ introductions/

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

  • 1. Identify phrases and high frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance ( family, shopping, local area); main points in short, clear simple conversations
  • 2. Identify main points in reasonably simple texts dealing with everyday topics
  • 3. Handle short conversations dealing with most situations likely to arise while travelling; enter unprepared conversation on topics that are familiar or pertinent to everyday life (family, hobbies, work, travel and current issues)
  • 4. Write short and simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate need – fill in forms with personal details.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Italian/ English dictionary

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Italian for Beginners : Year 2 Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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