This course aims to develop understanding of spoken and written Italian in a variety of registers. It provides a suitable foundation for further study at A2 level or equivalent. It also offers a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students who do not wish to progress to further study in the subject. You should expect to do 4 hours of homework per week, 2 hours set by the.
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This course aims to develop understanding of spoken and written Italian in a variety of registers. It provides a suitable foundation for further study at A2 level or equivalent. It also offers a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students who do not wish to progress to further study in the subject. You should expect to do 4 hours of homework per week, 2 hours set by the teacher and 2 hours of private study which the teacher will monitor through the use of a language diary.
The library houses a large variety of Modern Languages resources and you will also be able to access the Modern languages homepages on the IT network. Application for computer access is required.
The main Topic Areas are as follows:
· Youth culture and concerns
· Lifestyle: health and fitness
· The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the Italian-speaking world
· Education, and employment
The new AS Specification (81N01) of the Edexcel Examination Board is as follows:
Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in Italian ? Time: 8-10 minutes Weighing: 30%
Unit 2:Understanding and Written Response in Italian? Time: Two hours and 30 minutes ? Weighing: 70%
Further information can be found on the Edexcel website.
Course book:NUOVO Progetto italiano 2includes a CD Rom.
During the course you will have the opportunity to:
· Develop a firm foundation, revising the grammar that you have met at GCSE, developing independent study, building up your skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) beyond GCSE standard and developing your ability to commit vocabulary and grammar to memory.
· Extend your use and understanding of a wide range of vocabulary and language registers to allow you to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in Italian through both the spoken and written word, using increasingly accurate, complex and varied language.
· Develop critical insights into and contact with the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where Italian is spoken.
Olga Joy is a native Italian speaker. She attended school and university in Rome and has taught Italian evening classes at all levels for many years. She has worked as an Examiner for UCLES and Edexcel and as a translator and interpreter.
To be advised
Day and time: Thursday 6.30-9pm
Start date: 24th 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.