Where will this course lead?

You will begin to learn how to communicate effectively in most everyday situations in Italy or an Italian speaking country.

What will I study?

The basic skills covered are speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian.

You will learn the tools to form your own sentences focusing on verbs and vocabulary with an easy approach. This would be by undertaking fun activities and games in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

You will learn a range of useful vocabulary, key phrases and accurate pronunciation.

Term 1 - Beginners is designed for complete Beginners of the language.

The first term of the course is designed for complete beginners of the language. During the first term you will learn how to introduce and give basic information about yourself. You will learn how to order and pay for drinks and snacks, and the names of locations and Countries. You will lean the Italian alphabet and numbers 0-10.

Term 2 - Beginners/Improvers is open to those who have studied in Term 1 or have some knowledge of the language.

In term 2 you'll be learning more detailed Italian, for example; talking  about work; asking and giving the time; finding out when places open and close; describing your daily routine; days of the week, months and the seasons. You will also learn numbers 10-100.

Term 3 - Improvers is for those who have studied in Terms 1 or 2, or have a good knowledge of the language.

In term 3 you will learn how to talk about family, how to introduce people and describing others. You will learn agreeing and disagreeing. You will also to learn how to talk about homes, finding a house, and how to describe rooms, furniture and appliances.

How will this course be delivered?

A two-hour class each week.

This course is delivered at various venues throughout the year.

What qualifications will I get?

This is a recreational course.

How will I be assessed?

This is a personal development course for your own personal achievement. It is informally assessed by the tutor, with self-evaluation by the student.

How do I get a place on the course?

Enrolment opportunities are available throughout the year. Contact us on 0121 678 7000 or email: Community.SkillsforLife@Solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

Students must be aged 19+.

If you have Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply.

What else do I need to know?

Bring a pen and paper to your lesson. You may be required to purchase a course book for your own personal use, plus a dictionary.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

We also offer a range of courses for adults, as well as Wider Family Learning courses designed for adults and children to learn together.


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