Italian Conversation Skills for Intermediate Speakers

Ref: C3672711

This course is aimed at people who have an intermediate understanding of the Italian Language but keen to develop it further. The course will focus mainly on oral, listening and speaking, activities. However, reading and writing will be developed too, so that the student will be able to communicate effectively. This course will cover different topics designed to broaden the learner's understanding of Italian society, culture and lifestyle.

Course aim

This course will enable you to develop language skills and will equip you with the confidence and appropriate knowledge to communicate in and understand intermediate Italian

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Describe your own home
  • Understand property description and being able to rent a holiday property
  • Talk about experiences using the past tense and ask someone to talk about past experiences (e.g. talk about holidays)
  • Describe things using the past tense
  • Demonstrate an understanding of simple passages and written material in Italian

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recap on present tense, future tense and passato prossimo tense of regular verbs

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Conversation Skills for Intermediate Speakers


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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