Italian Conversation Skills for Advanced Speakers

Ref: C3672760

This course is aimed at people who have an advanced understanding of the Italian Language but keen to develop it further. The course will focus on oral, listening and speaking, but also reading and writing, so that the student will be able to communicate effectively. The sessions 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 your language skills and will equip you with the confidence and the appropriate knowledge to understand and to communicate in Italian at an advanced level

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for those who have an advanced knowledge of Italian but would like to improve their skills.

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

  • use properly the condizionale presente to express hypotheses, to give advice, to ask something politely, to express a wish and to make a proposal
  • express opinions and sustain an argument using a variety of registers
  • use properly the congiuntivo to express needs and wishes
  • use a wider vocabulary about different everyday conversation topics
  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • It would be helpful to bring lined paper and a pen. If you have an A4 sized ring binder this will be useful too

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recap on presente, futuro, passato prossimo and imperfetto tense of regular verbs

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Conversation Skills for Advanced Speakers


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  • 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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