The Italian A2 level course is suitable for students who have completed the AS course or have studied Italian for at least 3-4 years. The examination board we use is Edexcel, new specification (91N01). This new syllabus is only compatible with the new AS taken in June 2009. Students with an AS level in Italian from Curriculum 2000-2008 will need to resit their AS in order to be able to complete.
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The Italian A2 level course is suitable for students who have completed the AS course or have studied Italian for at least 3-4 years.
The examination board we use is Edexcel, new specification (91N01). This new syllabus is only compatible with the new AS taken in June 2009. Students with an AS level in Italian from Curriculum 2000-2008 will need to resit their AS in order to be able to complete the full A level. It is possible to sit AS and A2 the same year.
The A2 examination consists of the following units:
· Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response in Italian. Time: 12 minutes, Weighing 17.5% of the total A level marks.
· Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response in Italian. Time: 2.5 hours, Weighing 32.5% of the total A level marks
This course will cover the following topic areas:
· Youth Culture and Concerns
· Lifestyle: health and fitness
· The World around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the Italian speaking world
· Education and employment
· Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
· National and international events: past, present and future
· Literature and the arts
Further information can be found on the Edexcel website.
The library houses a large variety of Italian Resources. You will be able to access the Modern Languages homepages on the IT network. Application for computer access is required.
During the course you will have the opportunity to:
· Extend your understanding of a wide range of vocabulary and language styles.
· Use the language to analyse, evaluate, hypothesise, argue a case and express view points in speech and writing.
· Develop critical insights into and contact with the contemporary society, literature, cultural background and heritage of Italy and Italian speaking communities.
Guiseppina Hassan-Morselli comes from Brescia, near the lake of Garda in northern Italy, and studied Sociolinguistics in Milan. In 1972 she moved to Cambridge, where since the mid-seventies, she has been teaching Italian and French from beginners to AS/A level and a variety of ELIC language courses including the Italian Intermediate Diploma course (IOL). She has run a number of day-time workshops for holiday Italian. She teaches Italian to University students (UCL and Cambridge) on a private basis and also teaches a range of tailor-made course of business Italian for professionals. She has also worked in business and translation. She is very interested in other languages and cultures, especially of South Asia. Her leisure interests include music, ballet, history and literature.
To be advised
Day and time: Tuesday 6.30-9pm
Start date: 22nd Sept 2009
Number of sessions: 30
Tuition fees: £ 395
Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.