Starts: 27 Sep 2021
Italian Advanced Unit 1
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Increase your understanding of some aspects of contemporary Italy through the study of news articles in the press and on TV.
- Improve your speaking by discussing various topical themes of current interest, drawn from newspapers, magazines, TV, cinema, literary texts and personal experiences.
- Enlarge your vocabulary in various topical themes.
- Increase your confidence in using more complex grammar structures when practising the language.
Class format and activities
The course will be delivered online through video lessons on Google Meet. The tutor uses Google Classroom to post material from the previous lesson and help you prepare for the forthcoming one. You will improve your confidence and fluency in Italian by reading and discussing extracts from newspaper articles and literary texts as well as by watching TV programmes and film excerpts and listening to authentic audio materials. You will also consolidate complex grammatical structures and widen your range of vocabulary and language registers. The focus will be on practising your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as well as preparing and giving presentations on topics of your interest. You will take part in whole group/small group/ and pair discussions, reading and summarising authentic texts both orally and in writing and becoming more comfortable with a range of tenses, structures and vocabulary. In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
We recommend that you have completed an upper intermediate or equivalent before enrolling for this course.
What you need to know before you enrol
Excellent attendance and punctuality is required from all students. Regular work is given to be done at home to support and consolidate your learning. You will do independent reading, research and language activities before every lesson. You should therefore dedicate some time for this on a weekly basis.
What you need
In order to access online lessons and resources for your course, you will need the following: Internet access and a suitable device.
What you can do next
Italian Advanced Unit 2