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This course is designed for absolute beginners or for those who know only a few words. It provides the ideal introduction to conversational Italian, covering the basic situations you would encounter as a tourist. It is suitable if you want to learn for fun or if you intend to continue your study. There will also be some reading and writing activities.
What will I learn?
The aim of the course is to provide you with basic speaking and listening skills in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere which will increase your confidence to ‘have a go’ when you are abroad.
On completion you should be able to understand and participate in simple conversations in everyday situations.
The following topics will be covered during the course: greetings and introductions; talking about yourself and family; using numbers and understanding prices; ordering drinks and snacks; shopping for food; finding your way around; visiting the pharmacy/doctor.
There are no entry requirements associated with this course.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.
Additional Costs and Information
You should bring writing materials with you.
You will be asked to buy a coursebook.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
- Development Worker
- Political Risk Analyst
- Languages Teacher
- Speech And Language Therapist
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The world’s most widely spoken languages are: Mandarin Chinese, English, Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Bengali, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, German and French.