This is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners.
Do you want to speak Italian more fluently and build on your conversational skills as well as be able to gain a deeper cultural understanding? This Intermediate course is for you. You will benefit from exchanging with your supportive tutor and other students as you practise speaking in Italian and enjoying learning the language.
By the end of the course successful students should be able to:
- Communicate on a wider range of topics and be able to extract details accurately from various sources
- Obtain information from complex texts and deal with topics of a familiar/unfamiliar nature
- Making hypothesis using the conditional
- Start expressing attitudes and emotions using the subjunctive
- Start to use colloquial expressions and appropriate style of language in conversations
Grammar gaps will be covered as needed. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour suggested) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Isobel Teresa Deeley
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 to reinforce learning.
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 progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback
What do I need to have with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
There will be an opportunity to set up a follow on course if enough students want to continue in the summer, after which the next appropriate follow-on course is an Intermediate Plus course. 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 Italian Intermediate course and is for anyone who has the knowledge of the tenses and basic structure of the language and needs fluency and conversation practice.
Students need to have attended a Italian Intermediate course or have studied the language for approximately 200 hours or completed Italian GCSE (A/C grades) or O level some time ago. You should be able to speak confidently in predictable everyday situations.
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
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code ASH/89174/J/NC.
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