Italian Intermediate

Ref: C3673018

This is an ongoing course aimed at people who have an intermediate 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. Each term will cover a different topic 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:

  • Understand quite complex passages and written material in Italian (from newspapers, books, magazines)
  • Talk about different aspects of the Italian culture
  • Understand some spoken Italian from Italian movies and TV programme
  • use properly passato prossimo, imperfetto, condizionale and gerundio in a conversation about different topics

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.)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Intermediate


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  • 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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