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Move beyond conversational basics with our Italian Lower Intermediate short course. The course comprises three modules set at progressive levels over one year.
Taught mostly in Italian, this language short course is perfect if you have some knowledge of Italian and would like to continue learning.
This Italian Lower Intermediate (Year 2) course will enable you to communicate with more variation and fluency, so you feel confident in most everyday situations with Italian speakers. It aims to broaden understanding of the Italian culture and way of life. Challenging but rewarding, the Italian Lower Intermediate course is perfectly suited to those looking to improve their skills and knowledge.
The course consists of one evening class a week for a total of 30 weeks; spread across three modules, the Italian Lower Intermediate short course is ideal for those with various commitments or working full time.
All of our language short courses are taught by qualified native speakers and delivered at City, University of London’s main campus, in the heart of the capital.
You know not to order a cappuccino after 10 o’clock in the morning. You can ask directions to the villa and have a chat whilst queuing at the panetteria. You are comfortable asking how much quelle belle scarpe cost in the boutique on via Montenapoleone and can talk about il sole e la luna with your Italian colleagues.
But now you want to have a proper conversation with the lovely Italian designers you met at Salone del Mobile. During your holidays, you want to be able to understand what the grocer explains to you about the various vegetables in the droghiere locale and grasp the wine grower’s lengthy description at the wine tasting. You want to watch an Italian film and broaden your conversation at a meeting with Italian clients.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are built upon and advanced main points in Italian grammar are all covered.
The Italian Lower Intermediate course is taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in October. We only advise joining Module Two or Module Three if you are already familiar with the content from earlier modules (see the What will I learn? section below for module content).
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The Italian Lower Intermediate short course is ideal if you have:
Modules are taught at progressive levels, starting with Module One in the autumn (October).
If you wish to join Module Two of the Italian Lower Intermediate short course (in January), you must have completed Module One or be familiar with the content taught in Module One, specified in the What will I learn? section.
If you wish to enrol on Module Three of the short course (in April/May), you must have completed both Module One and Module Two or be familiar with the content taught in these two modules, found in the What will I learn? section.
Please check your level by using our online guidelines before enrolling.
You will need to respond to instructions and read course documents in English.
The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.
There is no formal assessment and no qualification is issued at the end of the course, but you will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate on completion of the course. You must attend over 70 per cent of the classes to be eligible for the certificate.
Classroom activities will include:
Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework.
All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal setting.
The course will be based on the first 5 units but the content of the course will be integrated with material created by the teacher, or handouts taken from other books.
Purchasing the book is not compulsory.
Veronica De Felice
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.