Italian for Improvers

Ref: C2338847

For students who have already some working knowledge of Italian and would like to improve their skills.It assumes some knowledge of the present /past tense. The course will provide an opportunity to develop the basics of the Italian language practising conversations on everyday topics, listening to native speakers, reading authentic materials and writing accurately.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop and consolidate 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 for improvers

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

  • Identify phrases and high frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance ( family, shopping, local area, daily routine); main points in short, clear simple conversations
  • Identify main points in reasonably simple texts dealing with everyday topics
  • 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)
  • Write short and simple notes and messages relating to matters of immediate need

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Text book Contatti 2 - ISBN 978-1-444-13933-4

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 Improvers Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • 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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