Going to Italy on holiday? Would you like to gain, or refresh your knowledge and practise essential language before your trip? On this course you will be able to learn or revise simple structures and topics to improve your confidence in using Italian and add to your knowledge.
What can students expect?
By the end of the course, you will be able to take part in basic exchanges, using a limited range of words and expressions and basic correct grammatical structures sufficient for survival in the target country in tourist and everyday situations, such as using greetings and exchanging basic information about yourself, order food and drinks and shop for basic items, follow directions, and participate in very short dialogues about everyday subjects (the weather, food and drinks, travel and directions and hobbies).
Late starters allowed?
No, as this is a one-week course
Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required
Language and literacy skills at least equivalent to those taught in the target language. Existing basic vocabulary and grammar may be reinforced as part of language learning in target language. Basic numeracy at least equivalent to those taught in the target language (count to 1000, basic maths calculations)
This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little knowledge.
There will be ongoing informal assessment throughout the course by observation and questions and answers.
Language of Instruction
English and Italian
Language of Assessment
Previous experience required?
This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little language, (even if very rusty) Please complete our self-assessment questionnaire available on the website or on request from the College; or ask to speak to the programme manager, for further advice.
What is the progression route?
Other Italian language and culture courses at the College, tutor will advise
Are there any extra costs?
Are there any set books?
Work set between sessions?
Pen and paper, and a willingness to learn a language.
Communicative, interactive activities, including group and whole class discussions, study of authentic texts and/or video/TV/audio extracts and recordings, games and formal exercises.