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Italian Advanced 2 (L78) - Updated for 2017/18

Summary

Level:

You have very good vocabulary and a good understanding of grammatical rules and how to apply them. You may have done one year of post A2 level study or 6 years attendance at evening classes. Whilst being able to communicate and interact with ease in most common social or work situations, you can grasp most of the language spoken at native speaker speed. You feel confident understanding written documents and you are developing fluency in your writing. You may have lived in Italy and/or visit it regulary.

Main Objectives:

The course will demand greater accuracy from you and involve you more in the exploration of issues of a cultural or political nature.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.

Teaching:

1 x 2 hour class per week plus some independent learning.

 

Course Text

The tutor will provide materials.

Course Description

You will be part of a small group (up to 12 people) and will have plenty of opportunity to talk. Homework tasks will be set weekly.

Syllabus

This course will cover the following:

Topics

  • Italian geography;
  • Italian food;
  • Italian arts;
  • Italian literature;
  • Italian media;
  • Italian traditions

Grammar

  • pronouns;
  • subjunctive;
  • direct and reported speech;
  • future tenses;
  • if clauses;
  • conditional past;
  • the passive form

Skills

  • listening, speaking, reading and writing.