Italian - intermediate

Course code: LPWR301P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

3:30pm - 5:30pm


15th Sep 2021 - 15th Jun 2022

Witney Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

You will increase spoken confidence and improve listening skills in the main, with mini presentations and increased cultural awareness. You will also gain further knowledge of tenses including the conditional, past perfect and present subjunctive together with imperatives.

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.

The topics that you will cover over this course are extensive and include;

• Introductions and interviews
• Revision of da + present
• Revision of tenses passato prossimo and imperfetto
• Talking about your favourite city
• Making comparisons
• Researching and describing famous Italians
• Lifestyles – similarities and differences using adverbs
• Opinions and complaints using relative pronouns
• Revision of reflexive verbs
• Use of present subjunctive to express opinions
• Advantages and disadvantages of vegetarianism - use of impersonal si
• Traffic problems, prepositions of place + imperatives
• Polite requests using conditionals
• Discussing work pros and cons comparatives and superlatives
• The weather
• The media
• Health and welfare
• Le feste Italiane
• Watch Italian DVD’s

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 27/10/2021, 22/12/2021, 29/12/2021, 23/02/2022, 13/04/2022, 20/04/2022 and 01/06/2022.

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.

Should the Campus car park be full, 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 - Higher intermediate
For those of you who have completed beginners and improvers courses or 2 years of study approx. 100 hours of Italian. You will be familiar with the present passato prossimo
and imperfetto, together with an awareness of the future tense. You will be able to introduce yourself with ease and communicate on a range of issues but not fluently.

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.
Learners should consider buying a good Italian dictionary approx. £10-15. Course book between £20 and £30. (With or without CD’s).

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 Intermediate 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 not formal examinations but progress will be assessed throughout the course through activities and assessments to do at home and speaking activities done in class.