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Italian Advanced - Conversation

Price:
£120.00
Starts:
30/04/2021
Day of week:
FRI
Ends:
09/07/2021
Location:
St Faiths Adult Education Centre, Maidstone
Level:
Level 3
Time:
12:15 - 13:45
Duration:
10 weeks

Maidstone
Do you have a good level of fluency and accuracy in Italian? Do you want to continue to improve and build on your conversational skills as well as be able to gain a deeper cultural understanding? This Italian Advanced course is for you.
The course focusses on the make you practise the language with cultural topics related to art, geography, cinema etc.
You will greatly benefit from being in a classroom with a limited number of students, from exchanging face to face with a supportive tutor and others as you practise speaking and enjoy enlarging your knowledge of the language.
After completing the course successful students should be able to:
• Exchange views confidently on a range of topical subjects. Take part confidently in a discussion with several native speakers with a near native command of the language.
• Use language, vocabulary, idiomatic and colloquial expressions appropriate to the formality of the situation and subject and to the context and culture.
• Obtain information, ideas and opinions from a variety of sources. Extract required details fully and accurately. Deal with texts of a technical nature or other reference sources.
• Produce written texts for a variety of purposes. Modify language to communicate in ways appropriate to the context and relationship between writer and reader.
Grammar will bridge gaps in knowledge.

How will I be taught?

The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Italian culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. You will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of online resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

The course book or material will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. You will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise not to buy anything until after the first session.
If you have anything interesting that could enrich everybody's knowledge please feel free to share with the class.

What can I do next?

The appropriate follow on course is an Italian Advanced Plus Summers course or any Reading for Pleasure or Italian courses including History, art Film studies etc
The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.

What do I need to join the course

The course follows on from our Advanced course and is for anyone who is looking to develop their fluency and accuracy to a near-native level in pronunciation/intonation, choice of vocabulary, grammar as well as idiomatic/colloquial expressions.
Students need to have attended an Italian Intermediate Plus or Advanced course or have studied the language for approximately350 hours or have completed up to A level or have spent time an extended period of time in the country.
If you are unsure carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.

Getting to your course

Find us

St Faiths Adult Education Centre
St Faiths Street
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1LH

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code MAI/88133/J/NC.