What is the course about?
On this course you will further increase your confidence by consolidating previous knowledge and practising a wider variety of everyday life situations.
What will we cover?
Based on chapters 8-10 of Nuevo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).
Topics: routine; shopping for food; working hours; shopping for clothes; likes and dislikes
Grammar: direct pronouns; reflexive verbs; adverbs of frequency; the comparative, past tense.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about a typical day
-shop for food
-talk about working hours
-describe and buy clothes
-talk about what you did at the week-end.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Stage 1 module 3 - You should have completed Italian Stage 1 modules 1 and 2 courses or have studied Italian for two terms (about 40 teaching hours).
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Nuevo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (020 7240 1634).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Italian 2: lower courses.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details