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 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.