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Italian Beginners - Steps to Conversation - Centre Based

Day of week:
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Tonbridge
Level 1
12:15 - 14:15
7 weeks

Do you want to be able to speak Italian at a basic level for fun and enlarge your vocabulary and be able to pass some key messages?
This short Beginners course has been structured to give you the tools to learn through repetition and exercises which will improve your memory.
This is an ideal course if you have been studying on your own or with apps and you would like now a live support and the possibility to practise basic conversation with other students.

This online class will recreate a real face to face class environment from the comfort of your own house.

By the end of the course, you should be able to
- Greet, give and receive personal information
- Make simple descriptions of people and places
- Use numbers (to talk about prices)
- Order and pay for food and drink in a restaurant/café

How will I be taught?

The focus will be on speaking and listening. 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. Learners 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 an opportunity for self-study.
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) to set targets. This will be revisited regularly during the course to monitor and record your progress. Tutors will give written or verbal feedback.

What do I need to bring with me?

There is no course book for this course. Handouts will be provided by email prior the session.
Students will need to have a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts.

What can I do next?

If you enjoy the course, please ask the tutor for an extension.
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What do I need to join the course

This course is beginners students who may have no previous knowledge, those with a little basic knowledge or vocabulary and the ones that have started learning with an app and to consolidate at a Beginners’ pace. If you are unsure please carry out our self-assessment test available on This 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

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/113430/M/LC.