2023thu27apr(apr 27)7:00 pmthu06jul(jul 6)9:00 pmItalian Improvers 3£140 (£84 concession) Improvers group participation language course Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks
April 27 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - July 6 (Thursday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description Have you studied Italian for at least one year and have a basic knowledge of the Italian language? You will be able to build on your previous knowledge to
Have you studied Italian for at least one year and have a basic knowledge of the Italian language? You will be able to build on your previous knowledge to develop further the four language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening), although particular emphasis will be given to speaking activities. The course will be based on communicative methods and active participation will be strongly encouraged. A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, listening to audios, games and group work. Grammar will be also an essential component of the course. Regular homework will be assigned to consolidate what has been learnt in class and to assess the learner’s progress. The course is priced for 10 weeks (one term); To complete the full course and cover all the learning outcomes listed below you will need to attend all 3 terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Learners should have already studied Italian for one year, or have a basic knowledge of the language. (Approx. 60 hours). This is the second term so learners should also have knowledge and understanding of the term 1 outcomes listed below.
By the end of the one-year course you will have covered the following main topics and grammar:
• Shopping for food
• Daily living
• Revision of verbs (present and past)
• Future tense
• Revision of reflexive verbs
• The imperfect tense
• Family life
• Family in Italy
• Around the shops , buying clothes and other items
• Our childhood – describing situations in the past
• Describing people (physical description and character)
• When to use “imperfetto“ and when to use “passato prossimo”
• Present and past conditional ( equivalent of “would” mode )
• The imperative
• Comparatives and superlatives
• Meeting people, accepting or refusing an invitation.
• Polite requests, giving advice
• Holidays and travelling
• What sort of holidays do people like
• Healthy eating habits, health and lifestyles.
• Direct/indirect pronouns
Extra costs on the course for example textbook, materials or equipment:
A course book will be discussed in the class
For the first session you will need to bring:
A ring binder, paper, dividers and pens
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Learners will be able to proceed to an Italian Intermediate course the following academic year.
Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays; you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
£140 (£84 concession) – Contact the office on 01223 712340 to make payment over the telephone