Languages at Leicester

Italian Post-beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

Key information

Courses started in October 2021. You are welcome to join in the second term (10 weeks from January to March 2022), provided that you have previous knowledge of the language.

  • Course: Mondays 7-9pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Resumes 17 January - Ends 21 March 2022
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £105
  • Course: Tuesday 6-8pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Resumes 18 January - Ends 22 March 2022
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £105

These courses will be taught in a small group. Online courses have a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students; while On-campus courses have a minimum of 8 and maximum of 14 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Courses started online will remain online throughout.

Please note that courses taught On-campus could be moved online if the Covid-19 situation prevents face-to-face teaching, and for as long as it is required. This decision will be made by the Government and/or the University of Leicester to guarantee the safety of students and staff.

Terms run from October to December 2021, from January to March and April to June 2022. The full course comprises 60 learning hours. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments. You are welcome to join in the second term of a course if you have previous knowledge and experience of the language.

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Entry level

You have reached level A1 or completed the Beginners (level 1) or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess your level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

  • Likes and dislikes: what you do in your free time, what leisure activities people prefer in Italy and in other countries
  • Giving suggestions and advice: cooking instructions, other forms of guidelines
  • More complex shopping transactions: the comparison of different products and prices
  • Talking about the past: understanding, and responding to, a past narrative in a variety of informal contexts

Resources

New Italian Espresso 1 (2014).

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required.

Our approach

This course is taught in Italian and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Italian language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Italian language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. Lessons are planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Post-Beginners level (2), you can progress onto the Intermediate level (3).

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