Italian 3 lower: module 3

Course Dates: 27/04/20 - 06/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Roberto Minardi

Improve your intermediate Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills and aquiring a greater understanding of Italian grammar. Suitable if you have completed module 2 or equivalent. Based on Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni).


What is the course about?

On this course you will consolidate the basic structures of Italian and also extend your knowledge by working on more complex grammatical structures and functions. You will develop the four linguistic skills with particular emphasis on spoken/conversational language.

What will we cover?

Based on unit 5 from Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni)

Topics: books; ask for and give advice; newspaper articles; writing stories.

Grammar: subjunctive; the passive.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-describe and talk about books
-ask for and give advice on books
-understand and use the passive voice
-extract detailed information from newspaper articles
-familiarise with the language and style of children's stories.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 3 course - You should have studied Italian for at least 3 years recently, and completed Italian 3 Lower: Module 1 and Module 2, or have an equivalent knowledge of the language.

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?

Nuovo Espresso 3 (Alma Edizioni). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - (020 7240 1634).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian 3 Upper: Module 1.

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


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Learn Italian at Build; it will challenge you, give you new skills and increase your confidence. The teachers are engaging, knowledgeable and professional.
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Review by Fiona Walsh / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
This is a very well taught and facilitated course to improve intermediate Italian, but it's important to know you have to be prepared to make relaxed conversation with everyone in the class.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
It is well structured with a variety of media used to learn
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/06/2019)
Teaching and learning are well-paced. The course book is relatively straight-forward and is pitched at the right level. Build is a friendly place at which to learn.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/06/2019)
You will gain confidence in speaking Italian and have an enjoyable hour and a half each week while learning.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
definitely give it a try. Learn something new every lesson and great value for money
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/06/2019)
go ahead
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 18/06/2019)
Course is very enjoyable and grammar is taught well. Copious and useful handouts. Always enthusiastically taught by tutor with a real ability to communicate.
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Review by sclavi / (Posted on 16/03/2016)
Interesting course in terms of content and also new grammar, that I had not studied before. What really added to the course was the enthusiasm, knowledge and dedication of the tutor.
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Review by Derek / (Posted on 30/06/2015)
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Course Code: LN331

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Mon, eve, 27 Apr - 06 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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