Italian beginners: module 2

Course Dates: 01/10/19 - 26/11/19
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: EC Euston
Luca Gastaldi

Continue learning to speak Italian on this communicative course for near 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). Suggested progression route: Italian 1 module 3.


What is the course about?

This course aims to help you achieve a basic understanding of Italian so that you can cope in everyday situations when in Italy.

What will we cover?

Based on Units 5 and 6 of Nuovo Espresso 1 (IF) (Alma Edizioni - Italian version).

Topics: hotel; directions; describing a place; holiday

Grammar: the present tense (regular and irregular verbs); prepositions; questions; adjectives; agreement of gender.

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

-book a hotel room
-give and understand directions
-describe a place.

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

Italian stage 1 module 2 - you should have completed Italian 1 module 1 or equivalent (Units 1-4 of Nuovo Espresso 1).

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 - (020 7240 1634).

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

Italian 1 module 3. Please enrol 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


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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 13/04/2019)
A good mix of student directed and teacher directed material, we were encouraged to use what we had learnt. Good course for those interested in Italian culture with a basic knowledge of the language. It's been lots of fun so far, especially if you do the small amount of homework that is set!
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Review by Julia / (Posted on 11/04/2019)
Do it
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 05/04/2019)
Do come, it is enjoyable
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 01/04/2019)
The course is well paced and very enjoyable. A mix of tutor led learning, classroom practise and homework. It was a great experience :)
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Review by Richard Small / (Posted on 30/03/2019)
Italian is quite difficult, but it’s a beautiful language.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/03/2019)
yes highly recommend attending this course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/03/2019)
The tutor is excellent, she makes learning Italian fun.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 22/03/2019)
Be prepared to work hard but within 2 terms you will be confident in listening and speaking simple straight forward Italian.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
An absolutely brilliant tutor who makes learning Italian a pleasure.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
Give it a go but be prepared to keep it up between lessons.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
This course suit everyone & the teacher makes it fun and interesting.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/03/2019)
Fun, but hard if not a natural linguist, as the number of students at the start of a course is high.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 18/03/2019)
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Course Code: LN192

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Tue, eve, 01 Oct - 26 Nov '19

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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

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

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