The Language Centre

Italian Evening Classes

Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world. So what is it about Italian that inspires so many to learn?

Perhpas it's because, in this age of pasta and cappuccino, we often have Italian on our lips, but do not really know what we are saying. Or maybe you have studied music, and want to understand just how fast allegro is really meant to go. Some may be wondering at the shades of chiaroscuro in art, or may have admired a stylish Made in Italy object, and want to understand the secrets of the country that produced it. Or, you might just be drawn to the melody of Italian, which has been renowned throughout the centuries as La dolce lingua (the sweet language)

Whatever your reasons, our native Italian teachers will open up the treasures and the beauties of Italy for you. 

Please note classes will be held online until further notice.
 

Level 1

Previous knowledge required?

  • None. Aimed at complete beginners.

Day and time

  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Tuesdays, 6-8pm (NEW COURSE ADDED DUE TO HIGH DEMAND)

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Level 2

Previous knowledge required?

For learners with previous basic knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • You have done level 1 of our evening class programme or a beginners course elsewhere 
  • You have completed approximately 80 hours of previous study (40 hours contact time and 40 hours personal study) 
  • You have studied the language at school some time ago and feel you need a refresher 

Day and time

  • Thursdays, 6-8pm 

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Level 3

Previous knowledge required?

For learners with previous basic knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • You have done level 2 of our evening class programme or equivalent 
  • You have a high A1/Low A2 on the CEFR 
  • You have completed approximately 160 hours of previous study (e.g. pre-GCSE or equivalent) 
  • You have a rusty GCSE or O Level 

Day and time

  • Mondays, 6-8pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Level 4

For learners with previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • You have done level 3 of our evening class programme or equivalent 
  • You have a high A2 on the CEFR 
  • You have completed approximately 240 hours of previous study 
  • You have a good recent GCSE 

Day and time

  • Wednesdays, 6-8pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Advanced

Previous knowledge required?

For learners with previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if:

  • you have done level 4 or 5 of our evening class programme
  • you have a level equivalent to B1/B2 on the CEFR
  • or you have AS or A level

Day and time

  • Thursdays, 6-8pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Advanced +

Previous knowledge required?

For learners with extensive previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • You have done the Advanced level of our evening class programme and are ready for a good challenge 
  • You have a very good recent A Level 
  • You have equivalent to B2 on the CEFR 

Day and time

  • Mondays, 3-5pm

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 

 

Get Ready for B1 PLIDA 

This course aims to prepare students to take the level B1 PLIDA certificate and will focus on Italian society and institutions, so that students can understand the values and culture of contemporary Italians. It will guide students through progressively more advanced activities of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It will also make students familiar with the format of Level B1 exams (such as PLIDA).  

So if you wish to obtain a B1 certification as a capstone experience after taking Italian classes, or you plan to spend some time in Italy (or even apply for Italian citizenship), this is the class for you. 

Who is this course for?   

This class assumes that learners have extensive previous knowledge of the language. This is the right level for you if: 

  • you have done level 4 or Advanced Italian  
  • you have AS or A level 
  • OR you have a level equivalent to B1 on the CEFR  

Day and time

  • Wednesdays, 9-11am

Teaching dates

Term 1: Starts week commencing 11 October 2021 and ends week commencing 13 December 2021  

Term 2: Starts week commencing 24 January 2022 and ends week commencing 28 March 2022

Course fee

£140 (per 10 week term) 


Please note that the course fee does not include the PLIDA examination fee and will be taught exclusively online over both terms. 

 

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Contact us

Tel: +44 (0) 115 74 84176

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