Italian Language Course – Intermediate

£240

Italian language Course – Intermediate (B1)

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The B1 Level is divided into 3 parts (15 sessions each) and lasts all year. At the end of all three parts you will complete the level.

Check the course dates and content carefully to make sure you enrol on the right programme for you.

Please complete the mandatory Italian language test to find out your level before enrolling.

Enrolments will close 48hrs before the start date/time of each course.

The advertised times are UK times.

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This course is for you if you have already studied Italian for about two years, know the basic structure of the language and are able to interact and talk to people about different topics, such as everyday life, past experiences, and future plans. You will deepen your knowledge of Italian and learn to speak to Italians with confidence. You will learn to give your opinions, explain your reasons, discuss current affairs, and engage in more abstract conversation.

To join any of our courses, please make sure you complete the mandatory Italian language test to find out your level.

You will be asked to purchase a textbook to support your studies. The book we recommend and follow is available on Amazon clicking the link below and will cover Part 1, 2 and 3. If you purchase the book and the course does not run, we will not reimburse the cost you incurred.

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Part 1

Objectives of the course:

  • express opinions, preferences and hopes
  • express agreement and disagreement
  • express wishes and make hypothesis
  • ask to borrow something
  • talk about past experiences
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: furniture, houses, apartments, learning a language, problems of living in a big city

Grammar topics:

  • how to use quello and bello
  • congiuntivo presente (e.g. sia, abbiate, vadano)
  • revision of direct and indirect object pronouns (mi, ti, ci, vi, lo, la, li, le, gli, le)
  • compound pronouns (e.g. me la, glieli, ecc.)
  • revision of how to use passato prossimo and imperfetto
  • trapassato prossimo (e.g. avevo pensato, eravamo andati)
  • revision of condizionale semplice (e.g. vorrei, mangerebbe, direste)
  • condizionale composto (e.g. avrei detto, sarebbe tornato)

Previous knowledge required:

  • indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the present tense of regular and irregular verbs
  • reflexive verbs in the present and past tense (e.g. sono andata, mi sono svegliato, si sono sposati)
  • direct and indirect object pronouns (mi, ti, ci, vi, lolalilegli, le)
  • passato prossimo and imperfetto (e.g. sono andato vs andavo)
  • condizionale semplice (e.g. farei, mangerebbero, andrebbe)
  • futuro semplice (g. andrò, farai, sarà)
  • preposizioni articolate (e.g. al, nello, sulla)

Part 2

Objectives of the course:

  • describe objects and products
  • express wishes, opinions, formulate hypothesis, make suppositions
  • use the correct language depending on different means of communications
  • talk about traditions, national holidays and presents
  • learn and use the vocabulary related to: materials, shapes, means of communications, bank holidays and traditions

Grammar topics:

  • revision of the agreement noun- adjective
  • congiuntivo passato (e.g. abbia preso, siano andati)
  • congiuntivo imperfetto (e.g. mangiassi, prendessero, fosse)
  • the structure come se + congiuntivo imperfetto
  • periodo ipotetico della possibilità (e.g. se avessi i soldi comprerei una casa nuova)
  • use of magari

Previous knowledge required:

  • indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the present tense of regular verbs and irregular verbs
  • reflexive verbs in the present and past tense (e.g. sono andata, mi sono svegliato, si sono sposati)
  • direct and indirect objects pronouns (mi, ti, ci, vi, lolalilegli, le)
  • passato prossimo and imperfetto (e.g. sono andato vs andavo)
  • condizionale semplice (e.g. farei, mangerebbero, andrebbe)
  • futuro semplice (e.g. andrò, farai, sarà)
  • preposizioni articolate (e.g. al, nello, sulla)
  • congiuntivo presente (e.g. sia, abbiate, vadano)

Part 3

Communicative content:

  • talk about historical characters and famous Italian people
  • describe Italy, its geography and its heritage
  • talk about everyday life and problems
  • talk about the news
  • talk about stereotypes
  • formulate hypothesis in the present and in the past

Grammar topics:

  • conjunctions and prepositions
  • make comparisons using di and che
  • congiuntivo trapassato (e.g. avessi detto, fossimo tornati)
  • periodo ipotetico dell’irrealtà (e.g. se avessi preso la macchina non sarei arrivato tardi)
  • the passive form with essere and venire

Previous knowledge required:

  • indefinite and definite articles (un, uno, una, un’, il, lo, l’, la, i, gli, le)
  • the present tense of regular verbs and irregular verbs
  • reflexive verbs in the present and past tense (e.g. sono andata, mi sono svegliato, si sono sposati)
  • direct and indirect objects pronouns (mi, ti, ci, vi, lolalilegli, le)
  • how to use passato prossimo and imperfetto (e.g. sono andato vs andavo)
  • condizionale semplice (e.g.farei, mangerebbero, andrebbe) andcomposto (e.g. avrei fatto, saremmo andati)
  • futuro semplice (e.g. andrò, farai, sarà)
  • preposizioni articolate (e.g. al, nello, sulla)
  • congiuntivo presente, congiuntivo passato and congiuntivo imperfetto (e.g. sia, giochiate, abbia fatto, dicesse)
  • periodo ipotetico della possibilità (e.g. se avessi i soldi comprerei una casa nuova)
  • possessive adjectives (e.g. miotuai suoi, ecc.)