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Italian Lower Intermediate - 3

Price:
£127.00
Starts:
22/05/2024
Day of week:
WED
Ends:
10/07/2024
Location:
Tonbridge Adult Education Centre, Tonbridge
Time:
12:30 - 14:30
Duration:
7 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

Do you want to be able to use your Italian in a range of real life situations? This is the aim of our Italian Lower Intermediate course. You will benefit from exchanging face to face with a supportive tutor and others as you practise speaking and enjoy learning the language.

According to the results of the Initial Assessment and the needs and interests of the group, students should be able to achieve four of the following by the end of the course:

• Describe (people, places, situations, events etc) and make comparisons
• Exchange/extract key information on a variety of topics/situations
• Give and follow specific instructions
• Make simple arrangements
• Express an opinion
• Deal with emergencies, problems and complaints
• Listen and respond to information from a range of sources (telephone messages, news headlines/public announcements, instructions, conversations)
• Grasp general meaning of written material (e-mails, mobile text messages, letters, notices, leaflets etc)

Grammar will be expanded. You will learn to use expressions and forms appropriate to the language using present, future and some past tenses. You will be given small amounts of homework (1 hour max) each week to reinforce classroom learning.

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. 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 including the use of on-line resources. Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's 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. 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?

You can continue with another Lower Intermediate course. After one year of study, you can progress to Upper Intermediate. The tutor or the Curriculum Leader will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
During your course your tutor will offer guidance in relation to your personal progression route. Courses are designed to progress you to further study or into employment. In addition some of our courses support access to Further and Higher Education opportunities. KAE web site has information about these courses and developing your own business. Please speak with your tutor if you have an interest in self-employment or an interest in developing a career. We can also help you access the National Careers service.

What do I need to join the course

For anybody who is looking to improve the practical speaking and listening skills needed to cope with a range of real life situations more complex than those at Beginners Plus level. This course follows on from our Italian Beginners Plus. Students need to either have completed one of our Beginners Plus courses or have studied GCSE (D/E grades) or have studied the language for approximately 100 hours and who can express themselves and understand simple information relating to personal, work or social matters.

Getting to your course

Find us

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge
Kent
TN9 1TG

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code TON/141941/N/PF.