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Italian Conversation: Advanced

Saturday 29 September 2018
10:00 - 12:00
56 Hours / 28 Weeks
5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

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£294.00 Course symbols: N

Course description

This course is conducted purely in Italian. Participate in lively discussions on everyday issues, such as culture, politics and national and international current affairs, using authentic materials from newspapers and the Internet. Suitable for students who have studied Italian for at least four years.

Entry requirements

All students who have attended this course in 2017-18, or those who have completed GCSE or equivalent qualification, or have lived in Italy for more than a year, or have the opportunity to speak with family members in Italian.

What you will learn

Students will develop communicative functions and use and improve grammatical structures. Conversational topics will be discussed and chosen according to students' needs. A reading book will be used but this will be discussed with the students.

How you will learn on this course

Through questions and answers, exercises, newspaper articles, dictation, games, homework.

How you will be assessed on this course

1. Initiate a conversation. 2. Sustain a conversation. 3. Take part in discussions . 4. Give opinions . 5. Respond to questions on audiovisual material seen. 6. Use fairly complex grammar, such as double pronouns and the impersonal form with reflexive verbs. 7. Use up to date idioms. 8. Respond to other people’s point of view. 9. Use the present subjunctive when expressing opinions, hopes and wishes. 10. Use the past subjunctive when describing opinions, hopes and wishes in the past. 11. Use the present conditional to say what you would do if... . 12. Use the past conditional to say what you would have done if... . 13. Give an oral summary or translation of what you have read. 14. Give a written summary of what you have seen, read or heard. 15. Analyse and discuss newspaper and magazine articles expressing personal ideas 16. Participate in a debate.

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

Not applicable to this course.

What you will be expected to do outside your lesson time

Research, independent reading and the use of the internet if possible but not obligatory. 1 hour homework per week according to need.

What you need for your course

A good dictionary (not pocket size). Any good, comprehensive book of Italian verbs, though optional, is recommended. A reading textbook will be adopted - the tutor will advise on this at the start of the course.

What you need to bring to the first class

Pen and paper.

What you can do next

Continue on the same course but using different content and material. Please discuss with the course tutor.

Additional information

At the beginning of the course, you will have an induction to the College and the course.

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