Italian for Improvers

Ref: C3673428

This course is aimed at people who have already studied Italian for at least one year and have a basic knowledge of the Italian language, but keen to develop it further. The course will focus on oral, listening and speaking skills, but also reading and writing, so that the student will be able to communicate effectively. Being focused on communicative skills, an active participation during the classes will be encouraged. 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 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:

  • talk about a city, being able to describe buildings, monuments, facilities and shops
  • talk about at least 3 of the Italian major cities, describing their monuments and traditions
  • ask for advice and give advice about what to visit in a touristic place
  • hold a conversation about the quality of life (what is most important for me? which factors contribute to the quality of life in a city?)
  • Understand 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recap on present tense

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Italian for Improvers

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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