Who is this course for?
If you have already completed a short course for beginners in Italian with Learn Devon, or have maybe picked up some basic expressions while on holiday, and are ready to move on, then this course will be suitable for you. You can probably already introduce yourself, know some of your numbers and possibly how to order your favourite drinks. This course will introduce several new topics and ensure that you enjoy learning Italian through speaking, reading and listening. Aimed at learners who wish to have more knowledge for holidays in Italy or who have a particular interest in learning a new language, it is taught in a friendly and supportive way to ensure that you get the most out of each session.
The topics may vary depending on the needs and interests of the learners but are likely to include talking about your family, where you’re from and ordering from an Italian menu. You will learn useful Italian phrases to help you in everyday situations when on holiday. There will be the opportunity to work individually and in pairs using a range of resources to practise and consolidate what you have learnt.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will give you feedback, encouragement and support throughout the course to ensure that you both enjoy your language learning and improve each week. There will also be a short individual learning plan to complete to monitor your progress.
Additional costs and requirements
Please just bring a pen and notebook or file paper for your first session. The tutor will then let you have details of the course book. You may also like to bring refreshments.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
It really helps your progress if you find time to look over what we have covered each week: ten to fifteen minutes makes a big difference. The tutor will also set short homework tasks but will understand if you are not able to complete them – homework is always optional!
About the tutor
Ruth has travelled extensively in Italy on business and for holidays and enjoys teaching the language.