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. 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's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited at the end of 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 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 Term 3, after which the next appropriate follow-on course is a longer Beginners course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
Students need to have completed one of our Italian Beginners courses, have learnt basic Italian in the past and/or be able to use basic phrases or words such as greetings, giving personal information , ordering food and drink.
For anybody who has attended one of our Beginners First Steps or Introductory courses or has a basic knowledge of the language (approximately 120 hours of study) and is looking to improve the practical speaking and listening skills needed to cope with day to day scenarios when travelling and socialising in Italy.
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.