Prerequisite for entry
Successful completion of Italian Syllabus 1.
Students will be familiar with these grammar and linguistic structures.
10 x 2-hour classes.
Aims and objectives
The aim of the course is to enable students to function at a basic everyday survival level. Students should be able to understand and communicate in Italian on a number of practical everyday matters. Language learning skills, including autonomous learning and how to approach some authentic material will be enhanced.
- Describing a city: asking for and giving directions.
- Talking about events in the past.
- Shopping for food: talking about different habits and tastes.
- Talking about the daily routine.
- Describing a family tree and talking and writing about one’s family.
Main topics/themes to be covered:
- Getting by in a new city
- Shopping for food
- Daily routine.
- The family.
Linguistic structures/ Phonetics
Basic rules of the pronunciation of spoken Italian.
- Revision of the main grammatical points seen in level 1.
- Present tense of dovere, sapere and other irregular verbs.
- Compound prepositions (DI, IN, A + definite articles)
- The past: “passato prossimo”.
- Past participle of regular and some irregular verbs.
- Prarticle CI as an adverb of place (Vai a Roma oggi? No ci vado domani.)
- Impersonal “SI” as in “In Italia si beve vino a mezzogiorno”.
- Direct pronouns.
- DI as partitive article.
- Reflexive verbs.
- Possessive adjectives and pronouns.
- Relative superlative.
- Nuovo Espresso 1. Libro dello studente ed esercizi. Chapters 6-10. ISBN 9788861823181.
- Handouts provided by the tutor.
- New Italian grammar in practice. Ean: 9788861824287
- Nuova grammatica pratica della lingua italiana. Ean: 9788861822474
Please note that the syllabus might vary according to class progress and availability of materials.
Do not hesitate to contact your tutor for further information.