Who is this course for?
Have you always wanted to learn Italian?
Learning a language can be daunting on your own. It’s much easier with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and frustrations.
This course is for anyone who would like to try out a language for the first time before committing to a longer course.
This 3 week course will introduce you to Italian pronunciation and simple everyday phrases and expressions.
You’ll take part in varied activities with some individual work, pair work and whole class presentations.
This short course will give you and your tutor time to find out how you learn best and what interests you about learning a new language.
Support and feedback
There will be a variety of activities to informally assess progress throughout the course. You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP) and there will be opportunities for you to discuss your aims and progress with your tutor. The tutor will also provide written feedback.
Additional costs and requirements
You’ll need a pen, paper and a cardboard wallet for storing notes, hand-outs and homework.
You may like to bring a drink or refreshments.
This course is for anyone who would like to try out a language for the first time.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes. You will learn more effectively if you are able to practice and revise between the sessions. Your tutor will give you short homework tasks to help consolidate and extend the work done in the weekly session. You will also be encouraged to make use of other resources such as internet websites for self-study activities.
About the tutor
‘Giusy’ was born and bought up in Genoa on the Italian Riviera and has been teaching Italian (from absolute beginners up to university level) for several years.
Known as ‘Giusy’ or ‘Josie’, she has a degree in Languages from The University of Genoa, where she studied English, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American, amongst lots of other subjects.
Giusy is currently working for Learn Devon in Totnes and Newton Abbot.
She has helped learners and has run exams for many keen students up to GCSE level and encouraged a few learners to progress to university. She has also taught Italian to those wishing to move to Italy
She has also founded an Italian club in Totnes, for social events, which is an important part of life for many in Giusy’s beloved Italy.
‘Dynamic and inspiring’ are student comments after one of Giusy’s courses!