This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the Italian language as you will learn the most useful phrases to get you started.
This is a basic introduction and would be beneficial to those interested in going to Italy on holiday.
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This course is designed to gradually develop your skills so you can speak and understand Italian in everyday contexts. By the end of this course, you should be able to speak and understand simple Italian and will have developed an understanding of Italian culture.
You will learn how to pronounce and articulate common phrases, such as how to introduce yourself; how to ask for a various common snacks; and asking for and understanding directions.
Average number of hours per week
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.
Teaching & assessment
There is no formal examination for this course but you will complete an ongoing assessment through interactive methods of teaching and emphasis on listening and speaking skills.
Maths and English
Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.
If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.
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No funding available.
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You may purchase the course book used at approx. £9. If you wish to gain extra practice, you may choose to purchase the CD as well at approx. £18 - this is not essential.
You will be invited into college for an interview to discuss your suitability to the course.
You are not required to have any previous knowledge of Italian or learning a language.