Italian: improvers 2

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

Please note, there will be a session on 18 February 2019 which is during half term.

Are you able to use Italian to communicate in everyday situations? Would you like to be able to talk about different topics and ideas? If so, this course is for you.

Developing and maintaining fluency in a language can be daunting on your own. It is much more fun with a supportive tutor and a group, where you can practice with each other and develop your skill.

Course content

Our Italian Improvers courses give you the opportunity to consolidate and extend your knowledge of the language and culture. Suggestions and ideas will be discussed at the beginning of the course

During the course you will

• revise and extend your understanding of grammar and vocabulary to enable you to express opinions and ideas
• increase your vocabulary and develop language accuracy to suit a range of everyday situations at a more complex level
• develop your fluency and listening skills

During the course you will take part in varied activities. These are designed to help you develop your skills and use the language effectively.

You will work individually, in pairs and in small groups, using a variety of learning methods and resources such as news reports, , audio and u tube clips.

Support and feedback

Initial assessment will identify your skills level at the start of the course and there will be a variety of activities to assess progress throughout the course. You’ll complete an individual learning plan (ILP) and there will be opportunities for you to discuss your progress and aims with your tutor. The tutor will also provide written feedback.

Additional costs and requirements

You’ll need a pen, paper and a ring-binder for storing notes, hand-outs and homework. At the start of the course your tutor will advise you of any other resources that might be required. Please don’t purchase anything before the course.

You may like to bring a drink or refreshments

In order to join this course you should:

• be able to understand and respond in the language in a variety of situations (work, personal, social,)
• be able to exchange simple view/opinions
• have a good grasp of grammar such as comparatives, present, past and future tenses.

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 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 etc 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!

Start date14 Jan 2019
End date04 Mar 2019
Start time19:00
End time21:00
Concessions not available