Centre for Continuing Education

Italian Course 302 (Level 10)

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Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Aims

This course aims to consolidate and develop knowledge previous gained and introduce more complex language structures.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the history of Italy and Italian historical figures
  • ask indirect questions
  • express disagreement or disapproval of something
  • identify common language mistakes
  • ask about the characteristics of a place or object
  • express irony.

Content

Communicative:

  • the history of Italy
  • describing the life of a historical figure
  • asking indirect questions
  • reporting on what others have said
  • expressing disagreement or disapproval
  • asking about the characteristics of a place or object
  • common language mistakes
  • expressing irony.

Grammar:

  • gerund: present and past
  • pronouns with gerund
  • impersonal (3rd person plural)
  • indirect speech using past tense
  • passive form with andare
  • subjunctif trapassato
  • _l’infinito passato.

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Italian up to 301 or who have completed 220 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops using a communicative approach whereby you 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.

Prescribed text

NEW Italian Espresso A2-B1 Textbook & Online Multimedia by Bali & Ziglio.
(ISBN: 9788861825710)

This textbook is used for levels 202 to 302. It is based on a language learning through conversation method.

Based on Units 13-15 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

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.

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