Italian Intermediate** Course Cancelled- Call 01825 761820 for Alternatives Courses** (CL12Z65A)

Improve your use and understanding of Italian, increasing your confidence and knowledge of the culture in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
This is an online course.

When? Wednesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 30th September 2020 until 9th December 2020 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 14th 21st & 28th October (Half Term) 4th & 11th, 18th November 2020
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £172.00.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email adultlearning@acres.org.uk with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

This course is for people who have studied Italian for a minimum of 2 years or have equivalent knowledge of the language. You will aim to improve your use and understanding of Italian in a variety of situations and increase your confidence and your knowledge of Italian culture in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

During the course

This course is online with the intention of continuing in the New Year at Claverham college if Covid-19 government guidelines permit. Susy will be the tutor for online and face to face classes.

What you already need to know

You should have completed a beginners and beginners plus course or have equivalent knowledge of the language (basic vocabulary and some knowledge of the present tense and preferably a basic knowledge of the past tense)
New learners are welcome also to join this class so long as they are aware that this is not a beginners class.

What you will learn

You will increase your ability to speak, understand and read Italian in a variety of situations, for example how to provide personal information about yourself, how to talk about past events, how to talk about your holidays, how to talk about future plans, and you will get a better insight into Italian culture and way of life.

How you will learn it

Listening and reading comprehension activities, speaking activities in pairs/small groups in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, plus some short exercises for homework (grammar practice/reading comprehension)

What do I need to bring to the first session?

The online element of this course will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.


Materials and items you will need to do the course
Pen and paper, possibly a pocket dictionary

How much extra study or practice is involved?

Half an hour to an hour each week to do the homework. Additional exercises can be provided to students who would like them.

What do previous students say?

"I am loving the classes"
"Learning Italian is more fun than I thought it would be"
"I really look forward to coming, Susy is amazing and she makes it a lot of fun,"

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

This course will continue in January 2021 either at Claverham college or online depending on the current situation

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.