Italian Beginnrs A

Course code: LPXT100P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:45pm - 4:45pm


25th Sep 2021 - 4th Dec 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

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 sessions on 30/10/2021

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.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021.

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 2021 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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £80.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £105.00

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.
Regular checks on learning during the lessons, plus homework to consolidate learning. Role plays to facilitate speaking practise, quizzes, gap fill exercises, listening comprehensions, video clips. Each lesson will start with revision of the previous week’s work and general recap of vocabulary.

Learning outcomes will be set at the start of the course with the opportunity to voice achievable personal outcomes.