This is a fairly intensive and express course, which covers the AQA GCSE syllabus in 1 year. The length of the course is 30 weeks.
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No previous knowledge of Italian is necessary. However, some previous knowledge of Italian, eg NOCN Level 1 or 2, is most advisable. This is a fairly intensive and express course, which covers the AQA GCSE syllabus in 1 year. The length of the course is 30 weeks.
The course covers the language needed to cope with a range of everyday situations which might arise during a visit to Italy or when hosting a visit from Italian friends (eg asking for and giving directions, getting information at the tourist office, checking into a hotel, travelling, shopping, eating out) and develops general conversational skills (talking about ourselves, our families, interests, jobs, studies, etc). Listening and reading comprehension skills are also developed. Though grammar is not a major part of the course, we do look at the basic workings of the language. New language is reinforced and practised during the conversation sessions, using games, structured role-play dialogues and other activities. In the lead up to the examination these sessions will be used to help you to prepare for the oral assessment.
Please note that this is an examination course. The expectation is that students will sit the following AQA-set GCSE examinations at the end of the course
Listening : 25%
Speaking : 25%
Reading : 25%
Coursework (or written paper) : 25%
Contatti students book isbn 9780340847701. It is useful, though not essential, to have an Italian - English dictionary. Other useful materials can be purchased: Eg. GCSE Vocabulary Guide, GCSE Speaking Test Guide, GCSE Grammar guide.