january, 2019

2019wed16jan(jan 16)6:15 pmwed27mar(mar 27)7:45 pmCourse startedItalian: Upper Intermediate - Term 2Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 10 weeks


January 16 (Wednesday) 6:15 pm - March 27 (Wednesday) 7:45 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks

Book a place on the course

£83 (£50) - Bookings are reserved for re-enrollers until 10th December - for further information call the office on 01223 712340

Price £83.00 (£50.00)

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Brief Description

This course follows on from the first term’s knowledge and is a progression from the Intermediate course and is suitable for you if you have already studied Italian for at least three years. Learners will have the opportunity to develop the four language skills to a more advanced level, enabling them to begin 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 you will be strongly encouraged to prepare something to say at home first and then participate actively in lessons.
You will be able to communicate in Italian in most common situations using appropriate structures and range of vocabulary.
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 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?

This is the second term, you should have approximately 15 hours experience covering the following:
Term 1
● highlights of Italian history
● their food and their traditions
● Italian cities (one or two)

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the one year course you will have covered the following main topics:

Term 2
● Some more highlights of Italian history
● A few interesting personalities
● Their influence on Italian art and culture
Term 3
● Some more highlights of Italian history
● Current affairs and life in Italy today
● Artists and cinema

You will have also studied the following points of grammar:
● revision of main tenses (present, past, future, imperfect and conditional)
● the past historic
● introduction to the subjunctive
● passive form
● revision and consolidation of pronouns
● different conjunctions

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

Course book to be discussed in the first class. Approx cost: £10 – £20.

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 the Pre–Advanced course from September 2019.
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.


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.

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