Have more meaningful conversations in Italian with part 2 of our intermediate level course, the second of three intermediate modules and taught over 10 weeks.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
Italian Intermediate Part 2 Course overview
Part 2 will continue your journey towards CEFR B1 level of communication. You’ll start to develop skills to get to know people and hold a decent conversation.
You be able to share stories and describe past events with a deeper level of sophistication and arrange social events with other Italian speakers.
There will be more time to practice and improve your use of the imperfetto and the passato prossimo, using a wider range of vocabulary. You’ll start to understand the use of direct and indirect object pronouns in conversation.
Within a supportive and small group environment, you’ll watch film clips, read newspaper articles, and listen to contemporary songs, giving you an insight into modern life in Italy.
Who is it for?
If you’ve studied Italian for around 140 hours, then you will fit in well with this group. It is the natural step forward after part 1 of the syllabus, if you have a good or recent GSCE in Italian or you have assessed your comprehension level to be at CEFR A2. The eligibility section has more detail.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Learn from our trained and highly experienced native-speaking tutors
- Build conversational skills you can apply directly in real life
- Explore Italian popular culture through film, music and TV.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- talk about your personal history, recall an event in the past
- going out: invite people, accept and refuse an invitation
- express joy or regret.
- further use of and practicing the imperfetto tense, and focus on the difference between imperfetto and passato prossimo
- using direct and indirect object pronouns
- learn and practice the use of gerundio.
Assessment and certificates
You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course if you attend over 70 per cent of the classes. The course is not formally accredited.
You will need to complete weekly homework and your tutor will assess your progress throughout the course.
This course places an emphasis on participation and practice, through role-plays and class discussions.
We use newspapers, literature and films to learn vocabulary related to Italian culture and current affairs, helping you to understand more about everyday life.
It is the right level if one of the following applies:
- you can communicate at A2 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference of languages
- have studied Italian formally for 120 hours
- you have completed our full Italian lower intermediate syllabus, or equivalent course elsewhere
- you have a good or recent GCSE.
You should already be able to
- describe facts and people in the past
- plan and make suggestions for holidays and outings
- discuss cultural aspects of Italy
- use reflexive verbs in the past tense.
Not the level you were looking for? See the range of Italian courses we offer.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.