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Co.As.It Italian Language, Culture and Heritage Department

The learning of any language involves listening, speaking, reading and writing and all four strands are incorporated in each course. It is expected that students can progress from Beginners to Intermediate and onto Advanced. 

Each module runs for a term.

Arrivederci 1 for English speakersBeginners Italian: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

Beginners 1, 2, 3, 4: Prescribed text: Arrivederci! 1: for English speakers: a multimedia Italian course: student's book & workbook

Intermediate Italian: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

Intermediate 1 & 2 :prescribed text Arrivederci 1 : for English Speakers

Intermediate 3 & 4 :prescribed text  Arrivederci 2 : for English Speakers 

Upper Intermediate: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

Upper Intermediate 1, 2: Prescribed Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, McGraw–Hill (8th edition)

Upper Intermediate 3, 4: Prescribed Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, McGraw–Hill (7th edition)

Advanced Italian: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

Advanced 1, 2, 3, 4: Prescribed Text: Prego! An Invitation to Italian, McGraw–Hill (7th edition)

Prego! An Invitation to Italian 7th EditonIntermediate Italian Conversation: Ongoing Course: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

(Maximum 10 students).

Advanced Conversation: Ongoing course: 1x 2 hour lesson per week

(Maximum 10 students).

High Advanced Conversation: Ongoing course: 1 x 2 hour lesson per week

An entry point for the advanced student of Italian who has an excellent knowledge of grammatical structures and an excellent understanding of spoken Italian and fluency. (Maximum 10 students).

Consolidation classes: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Consolidation classes are bridging classes and are inserted whenever necessary, to ensure that a smooth transition occurs between levels.

Prego! An Invitation to Italian 8th EditonItalian for Travellers: Beginner Conversation: 1 x 2 hours lesson per week

This is a one-off 10 week course for those planning to travel to Italy in the near future. A general introduction to the Italian language as well as topics like, How to ask for something to Eating out, will be covered. An introduction to simple, everyday Italian through authentic conversations, dialogues and interviews.
(Maximum 10 students).

Advanced Conversation: Contemporary Italy - Ongoing Course

An entry point for students with a good knowledge of grammar who wish to improve fluency. Whilst grammar is revised these classes are designed to engage students in oral language. Topics are wide ranging and may include film, theatre, culture, literature, Italian cuisine, and indeed all things Italian in contemporary Italy.
(maximum: 10 students)

All Things Italian: High Intermediate/ Advanced Conversation

An entry point for students with a good knowledge of grammar who wish to improve fluency. Whilst grammar is revised this class is designed to engage students in oral language with wide ranging topics including film, theatre, culture, literature, Italian cuisine and indeed all things Italian. (maximum: 10 students)

Italian through Art History (Advanced)

This course is aimed at adults who have a firm grasp of the Italian language. Lessons will comprise of an exposition by the teacher followed by a second part of group discussion. The aim is to increase students’ proficiency with the Italian language.
(maximum: 10 students)

Italian through Italian Literature (Advanced)

In this course students will learn the Italian language by reading, analysing and discussing extracts of well-known Italian novels, including texts from the end of the '800s, from "I Promessi Sposi" and "Pinocchio" to contemporary authors. the course will also focus on the change of the italian language through these classic to modern books (novels).
(maximum: 10 students)

Cinema e Conversazione (High Intermediate/ Advanced Course)

This course will look at excerpts from various Italian films with a common theme which will be followed by analysis and discussions

Contemporary Italian On-line Journalism and its Language (Advanced Course)

The course focuses on the most important trends and written characteristics of Italian contemporary on-line journalism, delving into its peculiar traits and development within the larger frame of global journalism, thus providing the opportunity to analytically explore contemporary Italian social, political and cultural issues. The reading and commenting of selected articles will be corroborated by a selection critical sources that illustrate the vocabulary and distinctive rhetorical traits of modern Italian on-line journalism

Current outline of Grammar Courses

Text Books:

  • Arrivederci 1: for English speakers: a multimedia Italian course: student's book & workbook
    Edizioni Edilingua $60.00
    (Beginners 1, 2, 3, 4 levels) (Intermediate 1, 2 levels)
    Arrivederci 2: for English speakers: a multimedia Italian course: student's book & workbook
    Edizioni Edilingua $60.00
    (Intermediate 3, 4 levels)
  • Prego! An Invitation to Italian 7th edition - photocopies available
    G. Lazzarino. 2009 McGraw Hill
  • Prego! An Invitation to Italian 8th edition - photocopies avaialble
    G. Lazzarino. 2012 McGraw Hill

 

 

NB. Second classes are available at the beginning of Week 3. Any classes low in numbers will be offered as a second class for a flat rate fee of $44.00