September 21 (Wednesday) 6:15 pm - November 30 (Wednesday) 7:45 pm
length of course
BRIEF DESCRIPTION This course is a progression from the Intermediate course and is suitable for students who have already studied Italian for at least three years or who feel confident in
This course is a progression from the Intermediate course and is suitable for students who have already studied Italian for at least three years or who feel confident in understanding the language. Learners will have the opportunity to develop the four language skills to a more advanced level, enabling them to understand authentic materials from the Italian media and modern literature. The course will be based on interactive and communicative methods and will be taught entirely in Italian. A variety of activities will be used, including group discussions, reading of slightly longer texts on cultural topics, looking in particular at some Italian cities and some famous people who have played a vital role in shaping the thoughts, art or literature of the country.
Conversation on a variety of topics will take place on a regular basis and learners will be strongly encouraged to participate actively in lessons.
We may look at a famous Italian film and discuss it as a class, with particular reference to the society and historical context in which it is set.
The course is normally 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 three terms (but there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
Several years of constant progression through various levels of language competence or a proficient level of knowledge of the language.
By the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to:
● Be able to understand and interact with Italian people, using your language skills actively and creatively in
● Expand on grammar structures, focusing on everyday language usage.
● Gain a wider understanding of some aspects of Italian culture, literature, music and the arts
● Continue with the reading of a novel together and subsequent discussion. Students are generally encouraged to summarize the novel’s main points in each chapter. The book studied will be decided at the beginning of the year.
Extra costs on the course
Textbook, materials or equipment:
For the first session you will need to bring:
Writing material, a pen and an enthusiastic and open minded frame of mind!
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Your tutor will advise you.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
£105 (£63 concession) Please contact the office on 01223 712340 to pay by card
Olga JoyI am a native Italian speaker. I have studied modern languages at University in Rome and have taught Italian evening classes at all levels for many years as well as teaching Italian in schools in Cambridge. I have worked as an examiner for UCLES and Edexcel and as a translator and interpreter both in Italy and the UK.