Italian Improvers - the next level

Ref: C3674688

Students on this course will have completed 2 years or more of study, or will have an equivalent level of the language. The course will allow students to revise and expand their command of Italian, whilst adding considerably to their vocabulary and increasing their knowledge of Italian grammar. The course will be based on the BBC book Italianissimo, with additional material where necessary, including audio and video. At the end of the year, you will have increased your abilities in all 4 skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking, with the emphasis on communication. During the course you will also practise using numbers in various situations. You will also learn about Italy, the country and its varied cultures.

Course aim

To improve the student's ability to converse in and understand Italian when visiting Italy.

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 how to improve my pronunciation
  • understand a number of new and revised grammar and language points
  • talk about the Italian language and its recent history
  • be more fluent in conversing in various situations
  • use numbers in various situations

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?

  • The course will be based on the BBC publication Italianissimo, along with other material. Students may find it helpful to acquire this book. CDs are also available. Other reading and listening materials and exercises will be provided by the tutor as we go along.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • This is the third year of the course, where some students started from the beginning. We anticipate running for three terms this year, and may continue beyond this point depending on demand.

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Italian Improvers - the next level

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

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