Italian for Beginners

Ref: C3671558

Students will learn how to communicate in everyday situations, including introducing themselves, saying where they are from, introducing others, ordering, accepting and refusing drinks, getting directions, and learning numbers.

Course aim

To develop the student's ability to converse in and understand simple Italian when visiting Italy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Greetings - hello, goodbye - introducing yourself
  • Where you come from - your home town - your occupation
  • Introducing people - talking about family - talking of age
  • Ordering, accepting and refusing drinks in a bar/cafe
  • Numbers 0 - 100

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • I offer students the opportunity of having work marked as they go along if they so wish. Completion of homework will help me to assess progress and feed back, either in a class situation or individually where appropriate.

What else do I need to know?

  • The course books are Talk Italian 1 (BBC) and Italian for Beginners (Usborne). Copies will be available until students can provide their own copies.

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
  • This 7-week course will be extended to a full term if numbers are sufficient, and then, run for a further 2 terms. There is also a second year course available.

Download full course outline

Italian for Beginners Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

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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