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Italian 2.4

Course Times & Enrolment

This course is currently unavailable.

Course Summary

Students will continue to learn the basics of Italian grammar: verbs, prepositions, sentence structure, etc. By the end of the course, students should be confident in describing past experiences and wishes, describing films and books, giving advice, etc.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

Students should have completed Italian 2.3 or otherwise acquired a similar level of proficiency.

Content of Course

  • Talking about work, jobs and careers, using the telephone, internet and modern technology in formal and informal situations
  • Talking about what you would like to do, recommending places to visit in your city, giving advice, your body and health, states of mind and feelings.
  • Cultural aspects of life in Italy, e.g. cinema, newspaper articles, Italian organisations and institutions
  • Making comparisons, the imperative, the use of past tenses, pronouns , exclamations

Teaching method(s)

The course is tutorial based with a combination of whole class activity and group work; use of audio-visual material as teaching aids (audiotapes, CDs, videos and DVDs).
In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, you will need to devote some time outwith classes to revision and homework.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Handle very short social exchanges
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate needs
  • Read short simple texts in Italian


Core Readings


To study this course you will need to purchase the course book. Your tutor will advise you on the purchase of the textbook at your first class.

Allegro 2 - ISBN:978-960-6632-13-6

Web Sources

Where appropriate web sources will be provided by tutor.

Class Handouts

Handouts will be provided during the course.

Student support

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