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Italian: Beginners

Tuesday 25 September 2018
19:30 - 21:30
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

£294.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Acquire essential basic vocabulary, take part in simple, predictable conversations and understand information from simple text. This includes greetings, personal information and directions, while developing listening and writing skills. CL

Entry requirements

An interest in learning Italian.

What you will learn

Students will build up sufficient language skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing to exchange general personal information about themselves, also to deal with some predictable and unpredictable situations encountered when visiting the country or receiving visitors.

          Say how you are

·         Greeting people

·         Say how you are

·         Ask others how they are

·         Ask how to say something in Italian

·         Apologise

          Say ‘excuse me’

          Ask someone to repeat something

          Ask someone to say something slowly

          Recognise numbers

          Say numbers from 0 - 100

          Say the alphabet

          Recognise the alphabet

          Spell your name and simple words

          Say who you are

          Exchange personal information (family, children, work, holidays etc)

          Recognise classic food and drinks

          Order food and drinks in a restaurant

          Recognise a simple Italian menu

          Ask for the bill

          Ask simple questions in a restaurant (may I have, can I get : Posso avere?)

          Reply to simple questions in a restaurant

          Book a room in a hotel or a site on a camp site

          Ask how to pay

          Reply to simple questions in a hotel

          Recognise the names of buildings and places of interest

          Ask where something is

          Follow simple directions

          Give simple directions

          Ask what the time is


          Understand and tell the time

How you will learn on this course

Through various activities including role-play, group and pair work, questions and answers, discussions, listening, reading and writing exercises, and language games.

How you will be assessed on this course

Introduce and describe yourself 1. Explain in your own words the reason for learning Italian! (i.e.: perche’ mi piace la lingua Italiana!) 2. Describe the area where you live 3. Describe your house 4. Describe your weekend using the Past Tense (Passato Prossimo) 5. Describe a recent holiday, followed by a presentation (optional) 6. Read a book in class (from easy readers range) 7. Answer questions on the book 8. Discuss the book in class using and practising new verbs and vocabulary 9. Give an oral summary of what you have read 10. Use Direct Speech and Reported Speech 11. Describe any symptoms of illness 12. Follow medical advice from the pharmacist 13. Understand and follow dosage instructions 14. Use the imperative tense (formal ‘you form’) from advice from the pharmacist (i.e.: Prenda 2 pastiglie al giorno) 15. Use direct and indirect object pronouns ‘at the chemist’ (this will be fully explained in class using practical demonstrations) 16. Relate the names of various items of clothing 17. Report and describe a lost property item 18. Further describe the items of clothing (spotty, checked…) 19. Use the imperfect tense in description for lost property and theft Please note: Objectives may be added or modified during the course to suit learners’ needs and requests.

Qualification and exam information (only for courses leading to a qualification)

Not applicable.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Students should expect up to 1 hour’s written homework each week.

What you need for your course

A medium sized Italian-English dictionary is advisable - the tutor can advise about this during the first lesson. Reading book details to be announced by the tutor during the first lesson.

What you need to bring to the first class

A pen and a writing pad (preferably A4 size) for note taking.

What you can do next

More advanced Italian conversational classes.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course. Your tutor will ask you to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and agree your personal learning goals. All documents are a requirement of the Funding Agency. All students on courses funded by the ESFA must complete a Learning Agreement and ILP.

Venue information

5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent DA7 4EZ Nearest Train Station: Bexleyheath. Buses: 89, 96, B16, B15, B14, B12, 422 Car park available onsite. Please note car parking spaces cannot be guaranteed. For further details of parking please refer to https://www.bexley.gov.uk/services/parking