Italian Intermediate (York)

Ref: C3678047

This course is aimed at people who have an intermediate knowledge of the Italian language, but is 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 in Italian. Being focused on communication skills, active participation during the classes will be encouraged. Each term topics covered earlier will be revised and new themes will be introduced to broaden the learners' understanding of the society and culture of contemporary Italy and to enhance their linguistic skills. Some knowledge of the Italian language is required (see the section "Pre-course work"). If you want to join the group this year and want to check your level, please ask the WEA to put you in contact with the tutor.

Course aim

This course will help students to develop language skills and will equip them with the confidence and appropriate knowledge to communicate in and understand intermediate Italian

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 improvers
  • Being an ongoing course, the passato prossimo, imperfetto, futuro, condizionale and other subjects have already been covered. If you are joining the class this term, you need 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:

  • Interact effectively in Italian talking about different aspects of the Italian culture
  • Talk about some matters central to the society (social issues, environment, political structure)
  • Engage critically with intellectually stimulating texts, video and other materials in Italian
  • Work actively on my pronounciation and fluency

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
  • 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?

  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Being an ongoing course, the passato prossimo, imperfetto, futuro, condizionale and other things have been already covered. If you are joining the class this term, it will 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.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Italian Intermediate (York)

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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