Italian Year 1 (Beginners)

City University London
Em Islington (Reino Unido)

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  • Short course
  • Islington (Reino Unido)
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This Italian Beginners course is an introduction to the Italian language and culture. During the first year, students learn how to introduce themselves, their professions and family members, talk about likes and dislikes and express preferences, how to order food and drinks, describe one’s house, how to ask and give directions, describe clothes including their colours, etc. Not only do students learn how to make statements about daily life, they also learn how to abstract the relevant information by asking questions and practising these questions and responses in class. Students learn how to book holidays, buy products and order services, etc. The course runs over three terms and at the end of the first term, students are able to ask questions and speak about all aspects of daily life in the present tense. In order to build confidence and understand the structure of the language, students learn articles, verb conjugation, pronunciation, comparatives and superlatives as well as adjectives. Past and future tense are introduced in terms 2 and 3.LEVEL:

Term 1 of the Italian Year 1 course is aimed at complete Beginners - for students with no prior knowledge of the language.Term 2 and term 3 of this course is aimed at students with some basic knowledge of the language. If you would like to join the Italian Year 1 course in January or April, please make sure you have the correct level by using our online guidelines.Why Choose a City Short Course?Delivered by native speakers, our Italian Beginners short course is taught over ten weekly evening sessions in the heart of London. Challenging but rewarding, the Italian Beginners course is perfectly suited to those working full time or anyone looking to improve their language skills and knowledge. Course Information Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply Monday 3 October 2016 18:30 - 20:30 10 classes over 1 term £230.00 (Term 1) CS1819 ...

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Reino Unido
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What will I learn?

Term 1

Introductions, yourself; the alphabet and sounds; numbers 0 to 100; class room interior, countries and nationalities; the family; professions and places of work; week-ends and hobbies.


Definite and indefinite article; adjectives and nouns: gender and number; personal pronouns; possessive adjectives; verbs in the present tense: essere, avere, verbs ending in -are, - ere, - ire, and reflexive verbs ending in - arsi, - ersi, - iris; irregular verbs (fare/avere/andare/uscire); negative/interrogative from of verb; the verb piacere, agreement and disagreement with piacere; verbs in - ire following the pattern of preferire; adverbs of frequency (raramente, spesso, qualche volta, sempre)

Learning outcomes
o    Greeting people
o    Introducing yourself and others
o    Spell out words and use numbers
o    Saying where you come from and where you live
o    Giving details about yourself
o    Expressing preferences, likes and dislikes
o    Describing objects
o    Talking about your profession and family relationships
o    Talking about hobbies and spare time
o    Talking about activities at the weekends and how often you do them
o    Giving and asking time

Term 2

Revision, food and drink, going out, booking into a hotel, the house; town and public places; people and their appearance


Indefinite articles, there is/ there are; prepositions; combined prepositions; preposition and adverb of place; duration form "da"; imperative form of regular and some irregular verbs; negative form of imperative; introduction of direct object pronouns; verbs taking direct object

Learning outcomes
o    Ordering food in a bar or restaurant
o    Booking into a hotel
o    Describing one's house
o    Asking and giving directions
o    Buying a ticket
o    Arranging a meeting
o    Making suggestions
o    Describing a person and their personality

Term 3

Revision; daily routine; shopping & clothes; past event;

Reflexive verbs; more verbs taking direct object; indirect object pronouns; introduction of verbs taking indirect object;  introduction of the past tense; verbs taking the auxiliary "essere" and verbs taking "avere"

Learning outcomes
o    Talking about the daily routine
o    Buying objects and clothes
o    Talking about and describing past events
o    Asking questions about past events

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Teaching and Assessment

The emphasis in this course is on listening and speaking. The lessons focus on language that is required in authentic situations.

Classroom activities will include: role-playing, class room discussion, pair and group work, work on pronunciation and intonation as well as grammar in context. Listening to audio clips and watching videos are an important element in our lessons. More comprehensive grammar exercises and reading texts are generally set as homework. All evaluation will take place in a relaxed and informal...