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Italian Language Courses
2021

Weekly on Monday or Wednesday evenings, commencing 15 / 17 February 2021 through to the end of October ( short breaks in April, June, August ) - 30 lessons in total, each of 55 minutes duration.
Evening classes and socials are held in
Garibaldi House, Top Floor, 118 Tory Street(corner Vivian Street), Wellington City.

Content:

Courses
Competencies
Class and Social dates 2021



COURSES 2021

Courses are designed to be practical with the emphasis on spoken rather than written work.

  • Beginners - Level 1
                    Monday          5:40pm - 6:35pm    
                    Wednesday     5:40pm - 6:35pm    
  • Beginners - Level 2
                    Monday          6:40pm - 7:35pm    
                    Wednesday     6:40pm - 7:35pm    
  • Pre-Intermediate
                    Monday          7:40pm - 8:35pm   
                    Wednesday     7:40pm - 8:35pm    
  • Intermediate
                    Monday           5:40pm - 6:35pm   
                    Wednesday       5:40pm - 6:35pm   
  • Post Intermediate
                    Wednesday       6:40pm - 7:35pm   
  • Advanced Level 1
                    Monday           6:40pm - 7:35pm   
                    Wednesday       7:40pm - 8:35pm    
  • Advanced Level 2
                    Monday           7:40pm - 8:35pm   

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COMPETENCIES FOR EACH LEVEL

Beginners Level 1 - Required Text Book "Buongiorno Italia".

During this year students will learn -
  • to understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • to introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • to interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Beginners Level 2 - Required Text Book “Buongiorno Italia”.

During this second year students will learn
  • to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
  • to describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need

Pre Intermediate Level and Intermediate Level - Required Text Book "gramm.it for English Speakers”.

At these levels students will learn
  • to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • to deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling.
  • to produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Post Intermediate - Required Text Book "gramm.it for English Speakers"

At this level students will learn
  • to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Advanced Level 1 - Required Text Book "gramm.it for English Speakers"

Students at this level
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Advanced Level 2 - Required text book "gramm.it for English Speakers"

Students at this level
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
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CLASS AND SOCIAL DATES 2021 Revised


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