Italian: beginners 1
Who is this course for?
Want to try the basics of a language? It can be daunting on your own and is much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and share the joys and frustrations. This is suitable for complete beginners and also for those with some very basic knowledge.
Learn and practise simple useful language from some of the following:
Greet people and introduce yourself and others
Order a drink or a snack
Shop and find your way around
Numbers, the alphabet, days of the week and dates
Read information such as simple signs, lists and menus.
Write short notes
Some of the language and culture of the country or countries concerned
…and take part in :
Work individually, in pairs and in small groups, as well as with the tutor and the whole class.
Take part in a wide range of activities; designed to help understand and use the language effectively.
Use a range of interesting resources including video clips, listening material and the internet
Support and feedback
You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP). There is initial assessment and a variety of activities to assess your progress throughout the course. There’s discussion and written feedback with your tutor. This should be noted on your ILP.
Additional costs and requirements
At the start of the course your tutor will advise you of any course book that might be required. Please don’t purchase anything before the course.
You’ll need a pen, paper and a ring-binder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework
You may like to bring a drink or refreshments
You may be eligible for a learner bursary if you can demonstrate that attending a course will improve your wellbeing. Eligibility is determined after a short interview with a member of our learning support team. You must be aged over 19 on 31st August 2017 and your household income below £15,276 to access this fund. Contact your local centre for more details.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Yes, effective language learning requires regular practise and reinforcement. You’ll be provided with 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
Dr. Dilcia Pacheco – Tutor biography
Dilcia currently works as a Spanish and Italian Language Tutor for Learn Devon, Exeter College and private students.
Her country of origin is Venezuela where she completed a Law Degree at Venezuelan Central University. She came to Britain in the late 1970s to complete a Masters degree in Maritime Law at Glasgow University. She also completed a one year Diploma course in Development Administration and Planning, at Bristol University.
Having taught Spanish and Italian privately, since 1990, she decided to complete a British Teaching Adults qualification in 2000.
She is also is a British Red Cross Volunteer.
“I enjoy teaching languages to Adults and it has give me the chance to encourage people, to take the challenge in learning languages, which will help them to improve their skills and have a better knowledge of Spanish and South American culture.”