Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 202 (Level 6)

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Level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Aims

The aims of this course are to introduce and further develop more complex language structures in relation to participating in activities, giving instructions and suggestions, and participating in discussions through giving opinions.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Give advice.
  2. Interact on social networks.
  3. Express their needs.
  4. Talk about food, express tastes and give opinions.
  5. Express symptoms related to physical health.
  6. Speak of the future.
  7. Express desires, intentions and suppositions.
  8. Describe their work and their workplace conditions.

Content

Communicative

  • Giving and receiving advice
  • Interaction on social networks with friends and more generally
  • Expressing needs
  • Talking about food, expressing tastes and giving opinions
  • Talking about symptoms related to physical health
  • Speaking of the future
  • Expressing desires, intentions and suppositions
  • Describing work and conditions at work

Grammar

  • Imperative – regular
  • Imperatives – irregular and negative
  • Position of the pronoun with the imperative
  • Comparatives and superlatives (continued)
  • Nouns with irregular plurals
  • Simple future tense
  • Hypothetical sentences – with present and future tenses

Intended Audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 201 or who have completed 120 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery Style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops using a communicative approach whereby participants are encouraged to use the language through group work and pair work, as well as being exposed to the language through guided video and audio work followed by discussion and practice. Each session focuses on one or more language topics/grammatical points and is conducted in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Text

Prescribed text

There is no prescribed text for this course.

Recommended supplementary text

Italian Grammar 4e (Schaum’s Outline) by Germano & Schmitt.
(ISBN for fourth edition: 978-00-7182-360-9)

Reference

Nuovo Espresso 2 – Libro dello studente – Textbook + DVD ROM by Maria Balì and Giovanna Rizzo.
(ISBN: 9788861823204)

Lessons 6, 7 and 8

Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.