Italian - improving fluency

Course code: LPWT601P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday

14th Sep 2021 - 14th Jun 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

This course is for those students who have completed at least four years of Italian (equivalent to higher Intermediate level) with a sound knowledge of the grammar and would like to continue practicing the language and improve their vocabulary by learning more of the Italian culture and traditions and compare it to their own.
There will be emphasis on speaking and reading mainly.
There will be some homework and suggestions on independent study.
Students are required to do revision and complete homework to consolidate what has been learnt in class.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Topics covered include:
Italy and its geography
The Italians and holidays
The Italians and superstitions
The festivities
The Italian family, yesterday and today
The Italians and sport
Stereotypes
Brief history of Italy
Emigration
The new Italians
Regionalism
Grammatically, you will review and consolidate the construction and use of the past tenses, the subjunctive, the future tense, the conditional and the reported speech.
Video clips, movies, news will also be used to improve listening skills.

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 and 31/05/2022.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. 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 the campus 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. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.

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 - becoming fluent
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.

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.
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.
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 to consolidate their learning and to practice new piece of grammar, there will be some listening and some writing.