Languages at Leicester

Italian Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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: Wednesdays 5-7pm
    Delivery: Online
    Timeline: Resumes 19 January - Ends 23 March 2022
    Lengths: 10 weeks (30 learning hours)
    Fees: £120 

These courses will be taught in a small group. Courses have a minimum 7 and maximum 12 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 the first half of the level B1 or completed the Intermediate (level 3) 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

  • More complex past structures: understanding and responding to a news report or a short written text in the past
  • Talking about the future
  • Expressing and understanding simple opinions on a variety of contemporary topics

Resources

Any textbook required will be discussed by the tutor at the start of the course.

Our approach

This course is taught in Italian; English is used when necessary or requested by students in particular situations or grammar explanations. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a 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. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Upper-intermediate level (4), you can progress onto the Advanced level (5).

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