Languages Italian Post Beginners

Thu 24 Sept to Thu 22 Oct 2020 (BLOCK 1) | Thu 5 Nov to Thu 10 Dec 2020 (BLOCK 2) | 2.30pm-4.30pm | £67.50 (5 weeks) | Tutor Cath Bond

If you have completed a first year in an adult education class or have an elementary knowledge of Italian, which you would like to build upon, this is the course for you. You will widen the range of everyday situations in which you wish to get by, review those with which you are familiar and continue to improve your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. The emphasis will be on communication, so please be prepared to have a go!

What will the course or workshop cover and how will it be taught?

We will add to the work done on grammar and sentence structure in year one, looking in more detail at verbs, bringing a wider range of conjugations in the present tense and working towards confidence in using the passato prossimo.

There will be further work on plural v. singular and gender agreement, as well as practice of prepositions. All will be presented and practised in useful everyday situations. The emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills, via a variety of exercises and activities in a relaxed atmosphere. Where social distancing allows, there will be lots of pair and group work, and the approach will be light-hearted!

By the end of the course/workshop you will:

have built upon the number of everyday situations in which you can get by and have a deeper understanding of key elements of Italian grammar and sentence structure, giving you the confidence to express yourself a little more freely.

Important Information

Please note there are no classes on the following dates:

26 to 30 October & 16 to 20 November 2019

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring a pen, notebook and your glasses, if you need them.

Are there any additional costs?

You will be asked to purchase a moderately priced coursebook which the tutor will advise at the first session.

About the tutor

Catherine Bond is an experienced language teacher with a degree in French and German. During her degree she spent a term at university in France, and a year as a language assistant in a school on Lake Constance, on the Swiss/German border. After completing a PGCE  she spent spent 2 years living in Italy,  learning Italian, and working as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, which she continued to do in Oxford on her return to the UK. She has been teaching languages in Adult Education for the past 11 years.

Please note that this is a continuing course, with BLOCK 2 following BLOCK 1. Places on BLOCK 2 will be prioritised for those enrolling in BLOCK 1.

If you wish to enrol on this course for the first time in September, please contact the Brewery to be put in touch with the tutor to ensure this is the right level for you.

Catherine Bond


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


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