Italian Intermediate

Ref: C3675884

This course is aimed at people who have an intermediate 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 communication skills, active participation during the classes will be encouraged. Each term the course will cover a different topic designed to broaden the learner's understanding of Italian society, culture and lifestyle

Course aim

This course will help students 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
  • being an ongoing course, the present perfect, ìmperfect, future, conditional tenses and other things have been already covered. If you are joining the class this year it would be useful to know all of these things. If you want to check your level, ask the WEA to put you in contact with the tutor.

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

  • use the subjunctive to express needs, hopes and personal opinions
  • describe a flat
  • put arguments in favor/against something
  • Talk about an aspect of the Italian culture
  • 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Recap on present tense, passato prossimo, imperfetto, future and conditional tense. Recap on direct and indirect pronouns

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Italian Intermediate


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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