Develop your Italian language skills over 10 evening classes and learn to discuss more complex topics with part 1 of our upper intermediate course.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £245 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Online (unconfirmed)
Italian Upper Intermediate Part 1 Course overview
Part 1 will re-examine the past tenses taught to you at intermediate level, before introducing you to you to the new tense congiuntivo passato, as well as the trapassato prossimo - otherwise known as the past perfect tense.
Using extracts from books and film, you’ll attempt to discuss and debate the characters and plot with your classmates, drawing on the vocabulary and skills you have acquired.
You will get to you know your tutor and peers through group work and discussions, supporting one another and practising your listening and speaking skills. This is the first module of the upper intermediate syllabus. You can join us for part 2 and part 3 to complete the course, if you wish to continue.
Who is it for?
To join us here, we ask that you can communicate at low CEFR B1 level or have studied for around 180 hours formally. You may have completed our full Intermediate (year 3) syllabus or studied with another provider. The eligibility section has more information.
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This course takes place one evening a week at 18:30 for 10 weeks.
- Get a flavour for learning without committing to a full year
- Tailored learning to meet your needs
- Develop confidence to take part in discussions and complex conversations
- Gain cultural insight through studying novels and films.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course, you will be able to
- inquire and respond in more complex contexts
- give descriptions of a film or literary text
- express opinions in detail
- read and understand authentic literary work.
- consolidation of all past tenses
- congiuntivo passato
- trapassato prossimo.
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.
There is no formal assessment but you will be expected to complete weekly assignments at home.
With small class sizes, the emphasis is on interaction and participation to really hone your speaking and listening skills. As well as learning directly from the tutor, you will work in pairs and small groups, to practice scenarios and have detailed conversations.
It is the right level if one of the following applies:
- you can communicate at low B1 level, according to the Common European Framework Reference of languages
- you have completed our full Italian Intermediate syllabus, or equivalent course elsewhere
- you have studied formally for 180 hours.
You should already be able to:
- express a desire and give advice
- make requests, suggestions and proposals
- talk about your future holiday plans
- use the conditional and future tenses.
See the full range of Italian courses we offer.
You will need a good level of spoken and written English to enrol on this course.