What is the course about?
This course aims to help you achieve a basic understanding of Italian in order to be able to cope in everyday situations.
What will we cover?
Based on: Units 1-5 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version)
Topics: greetings; introductions; alphabet and spelling; numbers; the time; say how you are; food and drink; leisure activities; likes and dislikes; book a hotel room.
Grammar: the present tense; the formal and the informal way of addressing someone; questions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-greet people and introduce yourself
-exchange personal information (name, nationality, job)
-say how you are
-ask and tell the time
-order food at the restaurant
-talk about your spare time activities
-express likes and dislikes
-book a hotel room.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Fast track module 1 course: no previous knowledge is 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 (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 fast track 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