Italian Cuisine

Ref: C3677904

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With one eye always focused on a healthy and varied diet (and the other focused on the budget!), we will take a journey through the Italian home cooking tradition. Every lesson you will learn how to cook a new Italian dish, following step by step instruction from our expert Italian tutor. You will gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to cook Italian food, but the course will also provide you with the inspiration to develop your own ideas and to transfer these skills to other exciting recipes. At the end of the course you will be able to organize a real Italian dinner experience, from the starter to the dessert, to impress your friend's and family's palate.

Course aim

Keeping an eye on budget and an eye on healthy food, at this hands-on course you will learn how to cook real Italian food, acquiring some of the basics of Italian cuisine.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • This course is for beginners
  • A basic knowledge and confidence with the essential kitchen tools is required.

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

  • cook at least 6 traditional Italian dishes, ranging from "antipasti" (starters) to "dolci" (dessert).
  • organise an authentic Italian dinner experience, from the starter to the dessert, to impress my friends and family
  • transfer my new skills to other exciting recipes
  • describe the Italian home cooking tradition

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The full list of ingredients will be provided one week in advance.

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

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Italian Cuisine

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This course is currently full.
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Waiting List 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 student privacy notice

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