Italian beginners: module 1

Course Dates: 16/09/19 - 02/12/19
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutors:
Mariangela Pilloni

Learn to speak Italian on this communicative course for beginners, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of your speaking and listening skills. Based on Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version). Once you've completed this course you can continue your studies with 'Italian 1: module 2.'.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the basic aspects of the Italian language and to enable you to take part in simple conversations.

What will we cover?

Based on Chapters 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (IF) (Alma Edizioni - Italian version)

Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; the restaurant; leisure activities; likes and dislikes.

Grammar: the verbs to be, to have and to go; the formal and informal way of addressing someone; the present tense; the negative.

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

-greet people
-introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job etc)
-ask and give the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about leisure activities
-express likes and dislikes.

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

Stage 1 module 1 course - no previous knowledge of Italian required.

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 1 (IF) (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 1 module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

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

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

It's easy going, no pressure from the teacher, everyone gets to learn their own way and that's how we get to remember things the best
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/04/2019)
This is a wonderful way to start learning Italian. Our tutor was always engaging and encouraging and we had a lot of fun whilst at the same time learning quickly and thoroughly. She also introduced us to several aspects of Italian life which rounded out our experience. I would heartily recommend this course.
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Review by Jan M / (Posted on 27/03/2019)
This course is perfect if you have no Italian. It helps going twice a week as it reinforces your learning before you have forgotten it. Lovely tutor, very good at engaging everyone.
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Review by DC / (Posted on 11/03/2019)
Do it
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Review by Eithne / (Posted on 07/03/2019)
Good course good tutor shame the modules are not continuous and you have to start new tutor and class for next module
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/03/2019)
Come and join us, you learn and you have fun
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Review by Silvia / (Posted on 14/12/2018)
Excellent teacher who cares about her students. I feel I am making real progress.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
Good quality teaching, good transport links to the locations, not unduly expensive for the quality of the course, very enjoyable and lots of like-minded people doing something out of interest. Can really recommend it.
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
Great start to learning Italian with a fun teacher.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
I would recommend it
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Review by yona / (Posted on 09/12/2018)
Go for it!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 09/12/2018)
Book it immediately! You won't regret it.
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Review by Scott E / (Posted on 07/12/2018)
Be prepared to work hard.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
yes, its a bit dry but you will get a good grounding from a teacher with high expectations
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 03/12/2018)
I'd really recommend it .
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/11/2018)
I have been so pleased with this course. The lessons are full of variety and interest; I can't remember a course I've enjoyed so much.
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Review by Scotty / (Posted on 03/11/2016)
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Course Code: LN118

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Mon, eve, 16 Sep - 02 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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