Italian - beginners A

Course code: LPWR104P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Thursday

1st Oct 2020 - 10th Dec 2020

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

If you have no or minimal knowledge of the Italian language then this is the place for you to start your journey into the Italian language. “Rusty” beginners who have learned very little Italian but feel that revision and practice would be useful, may want to consider signing up as well. However, if this applies to you, you may need to consider that the course might be a bit too slow or easy for your needs, should you know much more than complete beginners.

At the end of the course the you should be able to perform basic tasks asking and answering simple questions concerning the following topics: introducing yourself to others, stating your name, profession, age, where you live and nationality/numbers in order to cope with understanding prices. Ordering a drink and a snack in a café/bar. You will also be starting to familiarize yourself with some grammatical concepts such as formal and informal address (tu and Lei forms), gender with indefinite and definite articles and adjectives. You will learn commonly used verbs 'Essere ' and 'Avere' in the present tense. However, grammatical concepts will be kept to a minimum at this level and the main emphasis should be on speaking and listening to communicate.

You will also do small bits of reading and writing, reading and writing basic sentences on topics, but this will mainly be left for home. The emphasis is on learning and having fun.

Please note there will be no teaching session on 29/10/2020.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.

There is no parking on site during the day. Please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks, which are a few minutes’ walk away.

Please report to Reception on arrival.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Italian - beginners. B
No previous knowledge of Italian expected.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
You should consider buying a good Italian dictionary approx. £10. There may be an extra cost of a textbook depending on your individual need. The one most commonly used for support costs around £25 and this will support your learning for the first three years should you chose to develop your language skills.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £76.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £101.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £25.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.