Italian - Improvers

Course code: LPAS311P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

7:00pm - 9:00pm


21st Sep 2021 - 28th Jun 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course is for those of you who have some knowledge of Italian (about a year) or who have completed a Beginners course. In Improvers you will continue building on what you have learnt in your previous courses. The course is still very practical and based on communication and speaking. You will also start to discover other verb tenses apart from the present tense. In this course, you will also take the opportunity to look at cultural aspects of the language.

Building on the knowledge acquired in your first year you will be working with past tense and future tense expanding from the present one. This allows you to cover topics like biographies, narrate experiences, planning for the weekend etc. You will also look at practical situations such as buying, booking a show, inviting, organising holidays or to behave accordingly in social situations. This is a highly practical course designed to deepen your confidence and expand your knowledge of the language and the culture.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 26/10/2021, 21/12/2021, 28/12/2021, 22/02/2022, 12/04/2022, 19/04/2022 & 31/05/2022

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 - Intermediate
There are no formal entry requirements however this is a course for those who have already studied the language at school for one or two years, or followed a course for 50 - 60 hours, or else have spent some time in the country on holiday or business trips. You will already be able to cope with a range of simple everyday situations using the present tense and be able to recognise the past tense when you hear or read it. We are committed to ensuring that you have a positive learning experience and will therefore be reviewing all our classes after the first session to ensure learners are enrolled on a course that is at the right level for them.¿

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.
A textbook is used in this course and it is optional to buy it although we recommend students to purchase it as it is a good reference when working in the class and at home.

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: £264.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £264.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

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.
The Improvers course is designed with the idea of helping you develop your ability to understand, speak, read and write in Italian. The course is taught by a qualified Italian speaking teacher, using the most up-to-date teaching methods and a wide range of activities and material that adapts to different styles of learning. Course is very active and based on communication. There are no formal examinations, but progress will be assessed throughout the course through activities and assessments to do at home and speaking activities done in class.