Italian Intermediate **COURSE NOW FULL - Please call 01825 761820 for alternatives** (BE12Z19A)

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 real-time online course.

When? Friday, 10:00am - 12:00pm from 25th September 2020 until 11th December 2020 for 10 weeks.

There are no classes on 30th October (Half Term) 6th November
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £172.00.

Please see additional cost information below
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 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.

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 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 talk about past and present events, how to talk about your house, how to talk about future plans and ways of travelling and you will get a better insight into Italian culture and way of life.

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to develop your Italian language conversational and comprehension skills which should enable the potential for greater participation in a variety of everyday situations.

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

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


How much extra study or practice is involved?

There will be regular homework to revise and consolidate the topics/grammar learnt in the sessions.

What do previous students say?

"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!"
"The course was excellent as we covered not only language skills but also knowledge about the country and its customs"

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

This course is designed and can be taken as a stand-alone course. However, if you wish to continue learning with Barbara in the New Year, the intention is to offer a follow on Intermediate course starting Friday 15th January at Crowborough Community Centre if Covid-19 government guidelines permit.

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.