january, 2023

2023thu12jan(jan 12)7:00 pmthu23mar(mar 23)9:00 pmItalian Improvers£140 (£84 concession) Improvers group participation language course Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks

Time

January 12 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - March 23 (Thursday) 9:00 pm

Location

Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks

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Course details

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 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).

Please note: The day and time is different from the programme

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.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the one-year course you will have covered the following main topics and grammar:
TERM 1
• Shopping for food
• Recipes
• Daily living
• Revision of verbs (present and past)
• Future tense
• Revision of reflexive verbs
• The imperfect tense
TERM 2
• 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
TERM 3
• 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
• Conjunctions
• Adverbs

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 Sunday’s; 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

Tutor

Ennio Agabiti

 

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