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Advanced Italian - Stage H

Level 2 (CQFW Level 5), 30 Credits.


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Course Description

This course will enable you to further expand your oral, aural and written language skills in order to develop your ability to produce and understand complex sentence structures and differentiate fine shades of meaning in highly specialised Italian texts. You will learn and practise sophisticated idiomatic expressions enabling you to effectively analyse and present complex topics. Mediation between English and Italian by means of translating and interpreting across a wide range of media will also be part of the course.

The course will cover a wide range of topics which will be adapted to students’ interest. Authentic materials from various quality Italian newspapers and magazines, video documentaries and audio tapes relating to current affairs and the media.

Authentic materials will be used in the form of handouts.

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you have an excellent working command of Italian and you use it on a regular basis.(7 years of part-time study and/or Advanced Italian Stage G)
This level will enhance your near-native language skills.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening,reading and writing. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.