January 17 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - March 28 (Thursday) 9:00 pm
Coleridge Community College
Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ
length of course
Brief Description This course will build upon the basics of the Italian language learnt in the first term. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the basic
This course will build upon the basics of the Italian language learnt in the first term. By the end of the course you will be familiar with the basic structure of the Italian language and have a sufficient vocabulary that will allow you to communicate with native speakers in most everyday situations. The language will be taught in the context of the social, cultural and historical aspects of Italy. A variety of activities will be used, including role-plays, watching films, listening to CDs, grammar exercises and group work. The course will be based on communicative methods and active participation will be strongly encouraged. There will be regular homework to consolidate what has been learnt in class and to assess your 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 both terms (there is no obligation to attend more than one term).
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
You should have approx. 20 hours previous experience. Topics covered in the first term:
• to introduce yourself and others
• to talk about where you live and where you come from
• to talk about what you do
• to order snacks and drink in a bar
• to talk about your holiday
• to interact in a shop
• to book a hotel
By the end of the Spring and Summer terms you will have the opportunity to:
• Parts of the day, days of the week, months of the year and telling the time
• Expressions of frequency (sometimes, every day, never)
• Likes and dislikes – more on food and ordering in a restaurant
• Spatial awareness (near, far, opposite, in front of)
• Around the city
• Using the present tense
• Using the past tense
• Shopping for food, names of shops
• Daily life (routine and habits)
• Shopping for clothes
• Booking a hotel
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
Text book to be confirmed – approx cost £20
For the first session you will need to bring:
You will probably want to make your own notes, so bring along pen, paper and a ring binder folder.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
Learners will be able to proceed to the Italian Beginners 2 course the following term, and onto the Italian Improvers course after three terms.
The Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.