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Italian Evening Classes

We are currently offering Levels 1 to 5 in Italian as well as Advanced Italian. Please see below for more information about each of the levels on offer.
 

Italian Level 1

This class is aimed at students who have no previous knowledge of the language.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Group A: Tuesday 6-8pm
  • Group B: Thursday 6-8pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Exchange simple greetings 
  • Introduce themselves and other people 
  • Give personal information about family, job or studies, where they live 
  • Give the same information about other people 
  • Use numbers 1-100, express dates, time, prices 
  • Describe daily routine 
  • Shop for food and clothes 
  • Order meals and drinks 
  • Give directions 
  • Talk about the weather 
  • Book holiday accommodation 
  • Talk about past events

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Italian Level 1 are: 

  • Noun endings
  • Personal subject pronouns
  • Verb essere (to be) & Chiamarsi (to be called)
  • Adjectives
  • Present tense of verb avere (to have) & fare (to do)
  • Indefinite articles
  • Plural of nouns
  • Numbers
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Plural definite articles
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Verbs andare, uscire
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Partitivi : some and any
  • Pronouns 
  • Prepositions: places
  • Combination of definite articles and prepositions
  • Direct object pronouns
  • The Perfect tense; Verbs: Avere & Essere, Regular and irregular past participles

The textbook used is Italian 1, Palgrave Foundations, third edition.

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 2.

 

Italian Level 2

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Level 1 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Thursday 6-8pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Talk about oneself and others 
  • Talk about health issues 
  • Describe leisure interests 
  • Describe transport / how to get to places 
  • Describe places where to live (flats, houses, cities, countryside) 
  • Compare cities/ lifestyles/houses/holidays 
  • Talk about shopping habits 
  • Use the present tense of regular verbs and irregular verbs 
  • Talk about events / activities in the past 
  • Talk about events / activities in the future

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Italian Level 2 are: 

  • Revision of present tense verbs
  • Revision of piacere
  • Revision of passato prossimo
  • Revision of prepositions
  • Di+ articolo
  • Revision of possessive adjectives
  • Vocabulary: seasons and months
  • Uses of prepositions A, DI, DA
  • Irregular verbs DIRE e VOLERE
  • Third person direct pronouns
  • Revision of articulated prepositions
  • Reflexive verbs/pronouns – present and past tenses
  • Revision prepositions of time
  • Double negative
  • Adverbs
  • Di+article to express quantities
  • Time adverbs “fa”, “da”e “tra”
  • Più; sempre; ancora; anche /neanche
  • Indirect object pronouns
  • Verbings which take direct / indirect object pronouns
  • The Imperfect
  • Direct object pronouns with the perfect tense
  • The irregular adjective “bello”

The textbook used is Allegro 1.

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 3.

 

Italian Level 3

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Level 2 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Monday 6-8pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Discuss leisure interests in the present and in the past 
  • Discuss TV programs, films, the use of the Internet, the media 
  • Find out about Italian education system 
  • Discuss pros and cons of jobs 
  • Arrange meetings 
  • Understand job adverts and Italian CVs 
  • Discuss pros and cons of various means of transport 
  • Report and talk about incidents 
  • Use the imperfect and the perfect to describe, discuss activities / events in the past 
  • learn to use the conditional mood to talk about hypothesis, give advice and make polite requests 
  • Start using the subjunctive.

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Italian Level 3 are:  

  • Accordo passato prossimo e pronomi diretti
  • Preposizioni di luogo
  • Il condizionale
  • Il superlativo assoluto
  • I numeri ordinali
  • ripasso “si” impersonale
  • “si” passivante
  • I verbi irregolari “raccogliere” e “produrre”
  • Il gerundio
  • Stare+gerundio
  • I verbi irregolari “raccogliere” e “produrre”
  • Il gerundio
  • Stare+gerundio
  • Usi di “vasta”, “bastano” e “bisogna”
  • Ripasso preposizioni articolate
  • Comparativi di maggioranza e di minoranza
  • Superlativo relativo
  • Ripasso imperfetto indicativo
  • Uso pronomi diretti con verbi modali
  • Pronomi dimostrativi QUESTO e QUELLO
  • Imperativo (seconda persona)
  • Alcuni imperativi irregolari
  • Aggettivi indefiniti QUALCHE e ALCUNI
  • Imperativo (forma di cortesia; 2° persona plurale)
  • uso del passato prossimo e imperfetto
  • Passato prossimo del verbo PIACERE
  • Pronomi relativi CHE e CUI

The textbook used is Allegro 2.

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 4.

 

Italian Level 4

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Level 3 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday 6-8pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Discuss the education system in Italy
  • Discuss relationships (family, partnerships, friendship, neighborhood)
  • Discuss social issues (reality TV, tobacco, alcohol, lifestyle choices)
  • Discuss new technologies
  • Discuss popular music and sport
  • Discuss environmental issues (global warming, natural disasters, recycling)
  • Discuss tourism
  • Use of the ‘IF’ clauses in Italian (periodo ipotetico) to make hypothetical statements in the present and past
  • Understand and use an increasing range of tenses: present, past (imperfect, perfect and pluperfect), future and future perfect, conditional and conditional perfect, subjunctive.

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Italian Level 4 are:  

  • Uso dei pronomi diretti e indiretti con l’imperativo
  • Ripasso futuro
  • Comparativo di maggioranza di buono e bene
  • Stare per+infinito
  • Il pronome “ne”
  • Il futuro per esprimere un’ipotesi
  • Non … nessuno
  • Far fare
  • Aggettivi indefiniti tutto e ogni
  • Passato prossimo dei verbi modali
  • Il trapassato prossimo
  • Poco, molto, tanto, troppo come aggettivi e avverbi
  • Congiunzioni causali perché, siccome, dato che, poiché
  • Diminutivi, accrescitivi e peggiorativi
  • Il gerundio
  • Il passato remoto
  • I verbi farcela, prendersela, andarsene
  • Se, quando
  • Il congiuntivo  presente
  • I pronomi combinati

The textbook used is Allegro 2.

If you are confident at using most of the structures, please look at Level 5.

 

Italian Level 5

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Level 4 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Wednesday 6-8pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

The exam is compulsory for students taking the classes as part of the Nottingham Advantage Award but no charge is made.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss further social issues: young people, inequalities, financial crisis in Italy
  • Educational issues: tradition vs modernity.
  • Cultural issues: films, books, food, music, languages
  • Technological issues: the Internet, increased freedom or increased control
  • Write and speak with increasing sophistication
  • Argue topics
  • Discuss feelings
  • Use all tenses and moods with increasing mastery

Grammatical structures

The grammatical structures covered in Italian Level 5 are:

  • Ripasso usi del futuro
  • Comparativo tra due verbi
  • Ripasso concordanza verbi con il congiuntivo
  • Usi di mentre e durante
  • Ripasso imperativo
  • Ripasso forma impersonale
  • Ripasso concordanza verbi al passato
  • Potenziamento lessicale
  • Varietà linguistiche
 

Advanced Level Italian

This class is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Level 5 evening class or who have an equivalent amount of previous knowledge.

Duration

  • 20 weeks 

Day and Time

  • Monday 4-6pm

Term Dates 

Term 1:
Start: week commencing 7 October 2019
End: week commencing 9 December 2019

Term 2:
Start: week commencing 27 January 2020
End: week commencing 30 March 2020

Venue

Trent Building, University Park Campus

Costs

Course fees

  • University of Nottingham Students: £260 (paid in two instalments of £130).
  • Staff and Members of the Public: £280 (paid in two instalments of £140).

Exam fees

There is an optional end of year assessment which involves an additional £10 exam fee.

 
 

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