Communicate with confidence and conviction with part 3, our third and final lower intermediate module.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Northampton Square (unconfirmed)
Italian Lower Intermediate Part 3 Course overview
Part 3 will teach you to express your wishes and desires in a variety of ways. You’ll also learn to make polite requests to native speakers.
You’ll watch news programmes with Italian subtitles and reading extracts from simple novels. You will practice using the conditional tense and re-examine the imperfetto and passato prossimo tenses to consolidate your learning.
At the end of the module you’ll be able to speak about a favourite book or movie – a clear sign of how your language skills have developed.
Who is it for?
We ask that you have studied Italian for about 100 hours to enrol here. If you can communicate at CEFR A1, have a rusty GCSE or completed part 2 of the lower intermediate syllabus, this course is right for you. You will find more in the eligibility section.
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This course takes place one evening at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Communicate at CEFR A2 level
- Group and one-to-one support from your tutor
- Build confidence to use your Italian in real life
- Taught mostly in Italian to develop listening and comprehension skills.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to
- express your wishes and desires
- make a request in a polite way
- give advice
- speak briefly about a favourite book or movie.
- use and practice the conditional tense
- consolidate the imperfetto and passato prossimo tenses.
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.
Your tutor will be assessing your development throughout your homework and participation in class.
We use a variety of teaching methods all designed to improve communication and interaction. These includes role-play, pair and group work, and tutor-led conversations.
Novels, newspapers, music and film clips are used to support your language development, also giving you a valuable insight into Italian current affairs and culture.
Part 3 is aimed at those who have approximately 100 hours of prior formal study.
It is the right level if one of the following applies:
- you can communicate at A1 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference of languages
- you have completed part 2 of the lower intermediate syllabus, or equivalent elsewhere
- You have a rusty GCSE.
You should already be to:
- talk about childhood memories
- tell someone about holidays you’ve been on
- make suggestions and invite someone to an event
- imperfetto tense
- compare and understand the difference between imperfetto and
- passato prossimo tenses, and when to use them
- use direct object pronouns with the present perfect tense.
We have a range of courses, so if this isn’t right for you, see what else we offer.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.