Italian for Beginners & Improvers

Ref: C3676737

As the class is open to both beginners and those with some experience in Italian, it will be delivered in subject area modules, allowing for the learning/revision of grammar points and vocabulary as we go. We will also concentrate on good pronunciation. Teaching methods will include listening and reading, through the use of the main and supplementary learning materials, dialogues and roleplay/games and stories. In the first term we hope to cover meeting, greeting and introductions, nationality and work, numbers, telling the time and daily routines, leisure activities, ordering drinks and talking about your interest in Italy/the Italian language. Following terms will continue with more subject areas, grammar, vocabulary and practice at using the language.

Course aim

A class open to both beginners and those with experience in Italian, it will be delivered in subject modules, allowing for the learning/revision of grammar points and vocabulary as we go, with the emphasis on using Italian with good pronunciation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • introduce myself and others, talk about work and nationality
  • tell the time using 12 and 14 hour clocks and count up to 100
  • talk about daily routines and leisure interests
  • talk about likes and dislikes, including Italy and Italian
  • order, accept and refuse a range of drinks.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • The course is based on BBC Talk Italian bk2, with extracts from book 1 included. Available as bks 1 and 2 with CDs, individually with or without CDs, or complete with grammar book. If unsure please wait till first session, as copies will be provided at first and tutor will explain how it will work.

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
  • Three terms are planned for this academic year, and could continue beyond.

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Italian for Beginners & Improvers

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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