This course will be delivered in the Tonbridge Adult Education centre
Do you have a good level of fluency and accuracy in Italian ? Do you want to continue to improve and build on your conversational skills as well as be able to gain a deeper cultural understanding? This Advanced course is for you.
You will greatly benefit from being in a classroom with a limited number of students, from exchanging face to face with a supportive tutor and others as you practise speaking and enjoy enlarging your knowledge of the language.
After completing the course successful students should be able to:
• Exchange views confidently on a range of topical subjects. Take part confidently in a discussion with several native speakers with a near native command of the language.
• Use language, vocabulary, idiomatic and colloquial expressions appropriate to the formality of the situation and subject and to the context and culture.
• Obtain information, ideas and opinions from a variety of sources. Extract required details fully and accurately. Deal with texts of a technical nature or other reference sources.
• Produce written texts for a variety of purposes. Modify language to communicate in ways appropriate to the context and relationship between writer and reader.
Grammar will bridge gaps in knowledge.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on oral communication (speaking and listening) and some reading and writing will also be included. Pronunciation and Italian culture are an integral part of the course. The course will be conducted mainly in the foreign language. You will work through different activities individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources (role-play and games etc). Homework set will provide and opportunity for self study including the use of online resources.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will mark homework and give written or verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
The course book will be discussed at the first session if appropriate. You will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
The appropriate follow on course is an Italian Advanced Summers course or an Advanced conversation course. We offer a variety of Italian courses including History, art Film studies etc
The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
The course follows on from our Italian Advanced course or and is for anyone who is looking to develop and practise their fluency and accuracy to a near-native level in pronunciation/intonation, choice of vocabulary, grammar as well as idiomatic/colloquial expressions.
Students need to have attended an Italian Intermediate Plus course or have studied the language for approximately350 hours or have completed up to A level or have spent time an extended period of time in the country.
If you are unsure carry out our self-assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk. The assessment provides a score to help you chose the best course for you. If still unsure, speak to us or to a Curriculum Leader.
Getting to your course
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/107713/K/NC.
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