Italian For Beginners - Term 3

Learn Italian in 10 Weeks at Portslade Adult Learning

Students will learn how to talk about free time and things they like to do, express agreement and disagreement, book a hotel room, ask for the price of a room, rent an apartment, describe an apartment and city, study an itinerary and ask for information, talk about opening and closing times, and how to narrate past events.

START DATE AND TIME:
Tue, 30th April 2019
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL050
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Vincenzo Manco

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Students will learn how to talk about free time and things they like to do, express agreement and disagreement, book a hotel room, ask for the price of a room, rent an apartment, describe an apartment and city, study an itinerary and ask for information, talk about opening and closing times, and how to narrate past events.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Talk about free time and things you like to do.
  • Express agreement and disagreement.
  • Book a hotel room, ask for the price of a room and rent an apartment.
  • Describe an apartment, a city, an itinerary and ask for information.
  • Talk about opening and closing times.
  • Apologising.
  • COURSE CONTENT

    In this course, students will learn how to conjugate present tense verbs ending in -ere and adverbs of frequency. Students will also study the concordance between adjectives and substantives, as well as plural defining articles. In addition to this, students will learn how to ask for directions and most of the terminology related with hotels and apartments (camera, cucina, letto, ascensore….).


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    During the course students will work individually, in pairs and in groups. Each lesson will focus on a specific linguistic area using different learning methods such as: gist/ detailed reading, listening, writing and speaking activities.

    At the beginning of each lesson there will be a little group discussion when students can express their doubts or opinion about what they have learnt. In order to improve their skills, students will also practise the language with the Videocorso.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Some basic knowledge of the Italian language is required, i.e. how to introduce yourself (age, nationality, address, telephone numbers) and order at the bar or restaurant. Students also need to know how to conjugate verbs ending in -are and -ere at the simple present tense and how to differentiate masculine and feminine words and their articles.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    There will be exercises in each lesson. At the end of each unit, students will complete a test and then discuss the results and any concerns with the tutor. There is no final exam for this course.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    At the end of each lesson students will have homework to complete. All students are strongly encouraged to create a personal notebook with all the vocabulary, verbs and expressions studied during the course. In addition to this, students can also practise the language by using the ALMATV website, where they can find extra exercises and videos.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    The book that will be used in this course is called 'Nuovo Espresso, A 1' Alma Edizioni (student book). It is important to buy the book with the CD included. Moreover students will need to bring their own notebook.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Italian Beginners Course – Term 3 (Summer Term).

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