Italian - Speaking Skills for Holidays (Short course for Beginners / Improvers)

Ref: C3672629

This is a short course for beginners and improvers. Its aim is to give you a introduction to Italian (or a speed refresh on your basic knowledge of it), in order to survive during a holiday in Italy or if you meet an Italian speaker (and to make you ready to attend a proper beginners or improvers course next term). You will learn mainly practising through role playing and by listening and using new phrases in a variety of exercises.

Course aim

This course will provide you the basic knowledge you need to enjoy your holidays in Italy.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • greet using different forms of language
  • introduce yourself and your friends and family members
  • order various items to eat and drink in a bar or in a restaurant
  • make comments on food
  • make enquiries about the cost of items

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
  • 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?

  • a notebook and a pen. Handout will be provided by the tutor

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 - Speaking Skills for Holidays (Short course for Beginners / 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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