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Italian: Improvers

Wednesday 26 September 2018
19:30 - 21:30
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

Fee information. Click here for eligibility details (opens in a new window).

£294.00 Half fee available. Course symbols: CL

Course description

Learn to exchange general personal information and deal with predictable situations encountered when visiting an Italian-speaking country or receiving visitors. This includes building on key vocabulary, telling the time, expressing likes and dislikes and going shopping. Suitable for students who have already studied Italian for at least one year. CL

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but it would be expected that learners would be able to demonstrate that they have language skills equivalent to the Entry 3 Level standard. Basic knowledge useful, which will be consolidated at the same time as we learn new vocabulary and cover new grounds. It would be helpful, but not essential, if you have already completed the Italian: Year 1 course.

What you will learn

The learners will build up enough language skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing, to exchange basic personal information about themselves, and deal with a small number of predictable situations encountered when visiting the country or receiving visitors.

How you will learn on this course

Through various activities including reading, writing, pair work, role play, discussions and the use of audio and video material, Internet .

How you will be assessed on this course

GETTING BETTER ACQUAINTED 1. Say who you are and introduce yourself. 2. Introduce others. 3. Describe your physical traits & the physical traits of others. 4. Describe your character traits and the character traits of others. 5. Describe your family in greater detail. 6. Ask others about themselves and their family. 7. Talk about your hobbies. 8. Describe your daily routine including work. 9. Use reflexive verbs in the present tense. 10. Describe your daily routine using the Past Tense. FINDING THE WAY 1. Recognise and recall the names of buildings/places of interest. 2. Attract attention politely. 3. Ask where something is 4. Give directions. 5. Recognise and follow directions. 6. Give clear instructions how to get about the city on the underground. 7. Use the imperative tense (formal ‘you’ form) in giving directions. OBTAINING GOODS AND SERVICES FOOD AND DRINK 1. Recognise the names of food and drinks in a restaurant. 2. Ask for a menu in the restaurant. 3. Read a typical tourist menu. 4. Order a meal. 5. Express a problem at the restaurant. 6. Respond to simple questions when ordering/paying. 7. Ask for the bill and how you can pay. 8. Recognise and respond to questions about payments. TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT 1. Ask what mode of transport is available from/to…. 2. Ask what time a bus/train departs/arrives. 3. Recall and recognise the time. 4. Ask the price of tickets . 5. Recognise the prices and buy the correct ticket (one way, return). 6. Ask for other information relevant to the journey (do I need to change trains). SHOPPING 1. Name different shops. 2. Relate some products purchased in different shops. 3. Ask for goods in a shop or a market. 4. Specify very simply what you want expressing quantity, weight, colour. 5. Respond to questions about quantity, weight, colour. 6. Ask how much something costs. 7. Recognise price and pay for an item. 8. Respond to the questions asked when shopping. ACCOMMODATION 1. Ask for a room at a hotel or b&b. 2. Say what type of room you want (shower, single room…). 3. Say what kind of lodging you want (half board, full board..). 4. Ask what facilities are available (garage, restaurant…). 5. Respond to simple questions when booking a room. 6. Recognise and respond to requests for passports. 7. Complete a hotel registration form. 8. Write a hotel booking letter or email.

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


What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Weekly homework and personal studies of up to 1 hour.

What you need for your course

To be advised by tutor.

What you need to bring to the first class

A4 file, pen and A4 writing paper.

What you can do next

Italian Year 3. GCSE Foundation Tier.

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