January 17 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - March 28 (Thursday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
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Brief Description This course is suitable for advanced for you if you have already reached a good level of fluency either by attending formal classes or by living, working or having
This course is suitable for advanced for you if you 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 be also some revision of specific elements of grammar upon students’ request.
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 both terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
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 this course you will be able 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
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment
The tutor will provide a variety of materials and there is no compulsory textbook.
You will need a good size bilingual dictionary.
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?
You will be able to continue on this course the following year.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
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.