Italian - Improving Fluency

Course code: LPXR402P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm


13th Sep 2021 - 27th Jun 2022

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

01235 555 585

This course is for students who have studied the language at advanced level or for at least 5 years, have covered all the grammar points and are already able to talk fairly confidently in the present, past, future, conditional and subjunctive tenses.

Students will revise grammar points such as the past tenses and the subjunctive as they are encountered during readings and conversations, but there will not be any teaching of new grammar points.

Any book or textbook will be discussed at the beginning of the course.

The course focuses on speaking, with plenty of opportunities for discussing common life topics, personal experiences and current affairs (reading and discussion of news). Students will have the opportunity to widen their vocabulary through reading (novels, newspaper and magazine articles), conversation and listening (movies, news etc).

Grammatically, you will review and consolidate the constructiona dn use of the past tenses, the subjunctive, the future tense, the conditional and the reported speech.

Video clips, movies, news will also eb used to improve listening skills.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 25/10/2021, 20/12/2021, 27/12/2021, 03/01/2022, 21/02/2022, 11/04/2022, 18/04/2022. 02/05/2022 and 30/05/2022.

Italian - Becoming Fluency
Students must be familiar with the basic grammar, including the use and construction of the past tenses, the future tense, the subjunctive in all its forms and the conditional tense.
There will be some revision of the above, but not formal learning as students are expected to have some knowledge of the above.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.
A text book may be required, will be dicussed at the beginning of the course (Average cost £20 - £25). You may also like to buy a dictionary. Your tutor will be able to advise you at the first session.

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your 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

Learning activities will include individual, pair, small group and whole class work. Students are required to do some homework to consolidate what has been learnt in class and they will be assessed upon its correction. There will be opportunities for revision every term either with quiz or with tests.
There will also be some written and oral feedback through observation when in class.
Students will learn by discussing topics, play games in order to consolidate their learning and to practice new piece of grammar, there will be some listening and also some writing.

This is not an accredited course so there will be no formal examination.