Sevenoaks Adult Education centre.
Do you want to speak Italian more fluently and build on your conversational skills as well as be able to gain a deeper cultural understanding? This Intermediate Plus course is for you. You will benefit from being in a classroom, exchanging face to face with your supportive tutor and other students as you practise speaking in Italian and enjoying learning the language.
By the end of the course successful students should be able to:
- Communicate on a wide range of topics and be able to extract details accurately from various sources
- Obtain information from texts of different nature
- Start expressing attitudes and emotions using the subjunctive
- Start to use colloquial expressions and appropriate style of language in conversations
Grammar gaps will be covered as needed. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour suggested) each week to reinforce classroom learning.
How will I be taught?
The focus will be on speaking and listening. 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. Learners 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 an opportunity for self-study to reinforce learning.
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) to set targets. This will be revisited regularly 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. Students will need to bring a pen and paper and an A4 ring binder for handouts, although we advise students not to buy anything until after the first session.
What can I do next?
The continuation after this course is an Italian Intermediate Plus - Conversation which aims to consolidate the speaking skills and reinforce learning. After this, the next appropriate follow-on course is an Advanced course. 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 another Italian Intermediate Plus course and is for anyone who has the knowledge of the tenses and structure of the language and needs fluency and conversation practice.
Students need to have attended a Italian Intermediate Plus course or have studied the language for approximately 300 hours or completed Italian GCSE (A/C grades) or O level some time ago. You should be able to speak confidently in predictable everyday situations.
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
Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code SEV/113182/K/NC.
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