Italian: get ready for A-level

Course Dates: 02/07/19 - 30/07/19
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Francesco Bucciol

An introduction to the topics and grammar of the A-Level Italian exam (new Edexcel specifications).


What is the course about?

This short introductory course is for those planning to take the A Level exams in summer 2019. We will work on the vocabulary for one of the topics and build on the grammar skills already acquired. During the course, the tutor will assess you and advise you if you are ready to enrol on the A level class.

What will we cover?

We will focus on “Tema 1: I cambiamenti della società italiana” and will start covering some of the grammar. We will also read and discuss parts of one of the set books, "Io non ho paura" by Niccolò Ammaniti (see below for information on where to buy it).

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

- name and describe some changes occurring in families in Italy
- apply the grammar covered in spoken activities
- give some information on the main character of “Io non ho paura".

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

You should have attended an Italian level 3 class at Build or have equivalent knowledge.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach and will focus on the active interaction of the students. The main activities will be speaking and listening, with reading and writing practised as homework. Students will work individually, in pairs and in small groups. Resources will include texts adapted from Italian press, videos and spoken tracks.
Please note, students are expected to speak only Italian in class and do some homework as and when required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A copy of “Io non ho paura” by Niccolò Ammaniti, published by Einaudi, 2011 (ISBN 9788806207694, approx. £13.50) can be purchased at The Italian Bookshop (, at Foyles or online (Kindle version also available). Please ensure you buy the original unabridged version, not the simplified text for language learners.
The other resources will be provided by the tutor in class and will also be uploaded on Google Classroom during the course.

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

A level Italian from September or Preparation for A Level (based on the outcome of the assessments done in class during the course).

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


Book your place

Course Code: LN353

Tue, eve, 02 Jul - 30 Jul '19

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £79.00

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

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Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2644

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.

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