Continue enjoying learning Italian with Barbara Santini and your fellow students, online and in real-time.
Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 23rd September 2020 until 2nd December 2020 for 10 weeks.
There are no classes on 28th October (Half Term)
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £172.00.
Please see additional cost information below The use of a textbook may be recommended and it may also be useful to have access to a dictionary. Your tutor will advise at the first session. To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any textbooks until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date. Course fees over £127 can be paid in one single payment at enrolment or in instalments by Standing Order. Please contact the office for details.
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 email@example.com 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.
This course will give you the opportunity to further develop your conversational skills through the use of a range of authentic materials.
What you already need to know
The course is aimed at students who have either completed five years of study within an adult education setting, or equivalent, or completed a GCSE qualification in Italian, a similar level course, or an Advanced course last year.
What you will learn
Advanced level of grammar to enable you to create complex sentences with a wide range of vocabulary.
Reading comprehension of articles and extracts in Italian followed by discussion.
To express opinions and judgements about specific topics.
To read an Italian book in the original version, followed by discussion.
How you will learn it
This is a real-time online course in which you will learn directly from Barbara as well as through presentations, videos, online resources and group discussion. You will have plenty of opportunity to practise your Italian language skills and Barbara will give you guidance and feedback.
The course will include
Conversations about specific topics
Reading comprehension assignments
Written assignments: 200/250 words
Translations of English into Italian and Italian into English
Analysis of articles, books and texts from magazines
By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to develop your Italian conversational skills to an advanced level.
The next Advanced Plus course with Barbara will be scheduled to start in January 2021 and will be delivered out of Crowborough Community Centre if Convid-19 government guidelines permit. Please contact the ACRES House or visit our website for up to date information on all of ACRES courses starting in the New Year.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
ACRES' online courses 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
The textbook used the previous year if applicable
Paper and pen.
How much extra study or practice is involved?
You must spend at least two hours per week completing preparation for topics and practising grammar if you are going to fulfil your learning potential on this course.
You will be given additional tasks to complete between sessions if you wish to do so, but these will always be optional.
What do previous students say?
"The course was excellent as we covered not only language skills but also knowledge about the country and its customs"
"Barbara Santini is an excellent tutor. All lessons are thoroughly prepared and challenging. The lessons have taught me more Italian than I could have ever imagined and every single one was very enjoyable thanks to our brilliant teacher!"
What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?
This course is designed and can be taken as stand-alone course. However, if you wish to continue learning with Barbara in the New Year, the intention is to offer a follow on Advanced Plus course starting Wednesday 13th January at Crowborough Community Centre if Covid-19 government guidelines permit.
Please contact the ACRES or visit our website for up to date information on all of ACRES courses starting in the New Year.