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 and opportunity for self study including the use of on-line resources.
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 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 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?
The appropriate follow-on course is a longer Beginners course. The tutor or the Curriculum Leader will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
No previous experience or knowledge is required
For anybody who has little or no previous knowledge of Italian and wants to prepare for a trip to Italy in order to get by. Also for anybody who needs to interact with Italian speaking visitors at a basic level or who has missed the start of a longer Beginners course and wants to learn basic Italian. If you are unsure please carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or speak to a Curriculum Leader.