Parlo Italiano (Essential Italian)

Ref: C3676089

Beginners: Learn to speak and understand some simple, everyday Italian. Topics will include exchanging information about yourself, greetings, ordering food and drink, shopping and directions, booking hotel rooms, enquiring and purchasing tickets (bus/train) knowing about the opening and closing times and the time difference between the 12-hour and 24-hour clock. Intermediate: To engage in sophisticated conversations, express opinions on a range of subjects from food to property, as well as getting to know people and be able to cope in everyday situations. Topics will include talking about daily routines and the working day say why you are learning Italian, shopping for clothes, ordering food and drink, asking for directions, reporting problems and explain what's happened and booking hotel rooms, know the difference between the 12-hour and 24- hour clock for opening and closing times of shops, attractions and museums etc.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to enable the students to be able to speak and understand some simple everyday Italian and begin to communicate in Italian confidently in everyday situations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Shop for Clothes
  • Exchange basic pesonal information about myself
  • Order food and drink in a bar, café or restaurant
  • Understand and give simple directions
  • Report problems and explain what's happened

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • 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

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Parlo Italiano (Essential Italian)

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 2019
  • 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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