Italian for Improvers

Ref: C3670991

Enjoy studying a beautiful language with a native Italian tutor in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. With this course you will improve your knowledge of Italian and your confidence in using the language in a wide range of contexts. You will develop your conversational skills as well as your competence in reading and understanding simple texts.

Course aim

To develop speaking and listening skills in order to handle more complex conversations while visiting Italy or Italian friends. To gain more confidence with Italian grammar and improve the skills of reading and writing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • You will have attended recently a course of Italian for Beginners and be able to use the basic language to make yourself understood in simple contexts.

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

  • Talk about myself with a good degree of fluency.
  • Describe my house; read and understand property advertisements.
  • Describe people: their lives, physical appearance and personality.
  • Use the Imperative tense to give simple instructions.
  • Extract key information from listening materials appropriate to an improvers level.

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
  • You will be asked to prepare some written homework between sessions in order to practise the language.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Freeth M, Checketts G, "Contatti 1" Coursebook, Hodder Education, ISBN: 978-1-444-13314-1 Freeth M, Checketts G, "Contatti 1" Activity Book, Hodder Education, ISBN: 978-1-444-13936-5 File paper, ring binder, pens

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
  • You may wish to progress onto a second term course of Italian for Improvers

Download full course outline

Italian for Improvers Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

Conditions

You can 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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