Italian

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Italian Conversation (Beginners)

This course is for complete beginners or those who have a little basic knowledge of the language. You will be introduced to basic grammatical rules and gain an insight into the culture and customs of Italy.

Topics will include:

·        Introducing yourself and saying where you come from.

·        Talking about your family and yourself.

·        Describing and comparing people and things.

·        Talking about hobbies, holidays and the weather.

·        Likes and dislikes.

·        Ordering and buying food and drink.

·        Asking simple questions.

A variety of teaching methods will be used to give you the opportunity to use the language. You will be encouraged to interact with your fellow students in group work and role play.  You will be asked to purchase a textbook which will be recommended by the tutor.                                                     

Tutor:            Gloria Posner

Time:              12.45 -2.15pm

Dates:            Wednesdays

Dates:            Sept 20 – Nov 29 (half term Oct 25)

Jan 10 – March 21 (half term Feb 14)

                        April 25 – June 13 (half term May 30)

Venue:           Linden Room

Fees:              HLSI members £75 for a 10-week term

£55 for 7-week summer term

Non-members £94 for a 10-week term

£68 for 7-week summer term

Italian Conversation (Improvers)

This course is for those students who have been learning Italian for approximately one year. The course aims to consolidate your existing basic language and develop it further by expanding your vocabulary, grammar and structure with the emphasis on your speaking and listening skills. A variety of teaching methods will be used to give you the opportunity to use the language. You will be encouraged to interact with your fellow students in group work and role play. Topic areas will include: relations with others, local environment, holidays, hobbies and entertainment and food, diet and health. You will need to purchase a text book. The Tutor will give you details in the first lesson.

Tutor:            Gloria Posner

Time:              Tuesdays 2.30 – 4.30 pm

Dates:            Sept 19 – Nov 28 (half term Oct 24)

Jan 9 – March 20 (half term Feb 13)

                        April 24 – June 12 (half term May 29)

Venue:          Linden Room

Fees:              HLSI members £100 for a 10-week term

£73 for 7-week summer term

Non-members £125 for a 10-week term

£91 for 7-week summer term

Italian Conversation (Intermediate)

This course is for students who have studied Italian for about two years. The course aims to consolidate your existing basic language knowledge and develop it further by expanding your vocabulary, grammar and structures. You will also gain an insight into the culture and customs of the country. You will be encouraged to use Italian as much as possible.

A variety of teaching methods will be used to give you the opportunity to use the language. You will be encouraged to interact with your fellow students in group work and role play. You will be asked to purchase a textbook which will be recommended by the tutor.                                                   

Tutor:            Gloria Posner

Time:              Tuesdays 10.15am-12.15pm

Dates:            Sept 19 – Nov 28 (half term Oct 24)

Jan 9 – March 20 (half term Feb 13)

                        April 24 – June 12 (half term May 29)

Venue:           Linden Room

Fees:              HLSI members £100 for a 10-week term

£73 for 7-week summer term

Non-members £125 for a 10-week term

£91 for 7-week summer term

Italian Conversation (Higher Intermediate)

This course is for students who want to continue learning to speak Italian, with the emphasis on the practical use of Italian and the development of speaking and listening skills. You will be asked to read modern Italian novels and Italian newspapers and magazines, and to discuss current affairs. There will be grammar revision sessions included. You will be encouraged to use Italian all the time.

You will be asked to purchase a novel which will be recommended by the Tutor.

Tutor:            Gloria Posner

Time:              Tuesdays 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Dates:            Sept 19 – Nov 28 (half term Oct 24)

Jan 9 – March 20 (half term Feb 13)

                        April 24 – June 12 (half term May 29)

Venue:           Linden Room

Fees:              HLSI members £75 for a 10-week term

£55 for 7-week summer term

Non-members £94 for a 10-week term

£68 for 7-week summer term

Italian Conversation (Advanced)

With a particular emphasis on speaking practice, we will cover various topics of current interest, ranging from newspapers, magazines, TV, cinema, literary texts and personal experience. You will need to have studied the language for at least 5 or 6 years before joining this class.

Tutor:            Maria Marchitelli

Time:              Wednesdays 10.30am – 12.30pm

Dates:            Sept 20 – Nov 29 (half term Oct 25)

Jan 10 – March 21 (half term Feb 14)

                        April 25 – June 13 (half term May 30)

Venue:           Linden Room

Fees:              HLSI members £100 for a 10-week term

£73 for 7-week summer term

Non-members £125 for a 10-week term

£91 for 7-week summer term