Italian Lower Intermediate - Year 2 Short Courses
Taught mostly in Italian, this is a course for lower intermediate students running once a week. It is a follow-up to Italian Beginners (Year 1) for those wishing to consolidate both active and passive language skills for the purpose of practical communication. Each term of consists of Italian Intermediate Course ten two-hour classes based in central London.
If you missed an October enrolment and you already have some knowledge of Italian, you can join the class in Term 2 or 3 but you will need to have your Italian level assessed. You can either do this by contacting us on 020 7040 8268 or by checking your level using our online guidelines.
|Start Date||Start Time||Duration||Cost||Course Code||Apply|
|Wednesday 3 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 1)||CE1822||Enrollment Closed|
|Wednesday 23 January 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 2)||CE1822||Apply Now|
|Wednesday 1 May 2013||18:30 - 20:30||10 classes over 1 term||£195.00 (Module 3)||CE1822||Apply Now|
|Wednesday 3 October 2012||18:30 - 20:30||30 classes over 3 terms||£500.00 (All Modules)||CE1822||Enrollment Closed|
Veronica De Felice has a Level 5 Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (2009), a Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults (Goldsmiths, 2006) and a BA in Foreign Languages (Napoli, 2002). She has been teaching Italian and translation in various institutions such as Goldsmiths College, the University of the Arts, Croydon College and various language schools in London.
You should have one of the following:
- approx 50-60 hrs prior formal study
- successfully completed Italian Beginners - Year 1
- be able to carry out an elementary conversation; talk about yourself (your nationality, where you work, where you live etc.); be able to talk about your daily activities and your hobbies; order in a café; describe a place and give directions; say what you like or dislike; have a good knowledge of present regular and irregular verbs, prepositions, possessive pronouns and common adverbs of frequency; have some notions of the past tense, the 'near past' (I've just…) and future tenses (I am going to/I will)
- a (good but) rusty Italian GCSE.
What will I learn?
Consolidating topics such as likes and dislikes and week-end free-time; talking about your holidays and your childhood; consolidating present tense regular and irregular verbs; prepositions; mi piace/non piace, possessives; adverbs of frequency (always, each time etc); reflexive verbs; comparatives and superlatives; consolidating the past (passato prossimo) and imperfect tenses; describe somebody's physical appearance; Talk about your holidays. Talk about your childhood; Reflexive verbs in the past tense; introducing the "I would like to go on holiday" Conditional tense; Prepositions and definitive articles; Stare + gerundio; Direct object pronouns and passato prossimo; Direct Object Pronouns and to have such as " ce l'ho ….."; some idiomatic expressions such as "mi va di ..." "hai voglia di …"; report personal experiences in the past; planning a travel itinerary using "ci vuole /ci vogliono"; Talking about eating habits; imperative tense 2nd person singular; Asking and giving advice; imperative tense 3rd person singular; Direct object pronouns and imperative; Preposition "Da"; Making plans for the future; Talking about your next holidays; Future tense.
Teaching and Assessment
The course will include formative evaluation (to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses), an oral presentation and continuous support from your tutor. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
Units 1-8 are covered in the textbook Espresso 2, M. Bali & G. Rizzo, Alma Edizioni, Firenze, 2001.
Students are advised to purchase their own copy of the book, either from the University bookshop (Northampton Square) or from most major bookshops.
At the end of the course students are expected to be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. Very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). They are able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Students can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.