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 Intermediate Plus course. The tutor will be able to advise or check www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What do I need to join the course
For those who have either completed one of our Beginners Plus courses or who 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.
For anybody who has attended one of our Beginners Plus courses and/or 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. If you are unsure please carry out our self assessment test available on www.kentadulteducation.co.uk or speak to a Programme Manager.