September 24 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - December 3 (Thursday) 9:00 pm
length of course
Brief Description: This course is suitable for advanced students who have already reached a good level of fluency either by attending formal classes or by living, working or having frequent holidays
This course is suitable for advanced students who have already reached a good level of fluency either by attending formal classes or by living, working or having frequent holidays in Italy. A sound knowledge of the language structure and basic grammar is required, together with the ability to read and understand original materials. You are expected to contribute actively to class discussions on a wide range of topics including current affairs, social issues, literature and cinema. You should also be able to demonstrate a high level of interest not only for the Italian language, but also for the Country’s history, culture and society.
The main aim of the course is to teach you how to use and manipulate the language to high standards mainly through the development of speaking skills. Other activities will include research on specific topics, reading of newspapers and literature, presentations, listening exercises and written homework. There will also be some revision of specific elements of grammar upon students’ request.
The course is priced for one term (10 weeks); To complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend all three terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
This first term will be online. To participate in online classes you will need an email address, a reliable internet connection, a computer/laptop/tablet with fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
The course is suitable for those of you who have already studied Italian for several years. A good understanding of the structure and basic grammar of the language is required, together with the ability to read and understand original materials. You are expected to show a high level of interest not only for the Italian language, but also for the country’s history, culture and society.
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:
express confidently your own opinions on a variety of topics
• read and comment on articles from the national press
• read some modern/contemporary literature and perform a critical appraisal
• appreciate the differences between regions and their inhabitants
• use the language outside the context of the classroom
• construct more complex sentences using a variety of verb forms and tenses
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
£150 (£90 concession) contact the office on 01223 712340 to pay by card
Anna Maria BedfordI am a native Italian speaker, born and educated in Italy. I have extensive teaching experience, having taught Italian at all levels to students of all ages and nationalities. I have been teaching Italian to adults in Cambridge for the last ten years.