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Modern Languages

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This course is aimed at students who have completed the Italian Beginners course or those who have already acquired a basic knowledge of Italian. This course covers A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.

The student's language skills for everyday situations will be consolidated and expanded.

The following topics will be covered on this course:

  • Everyday activities
  • Shopping
  • Personal information
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Health.

Grammar will include the use of past and future tenses, as well as the present tense. Structures will be expanded, using adverbs and adjectives, to enable students to express themselves more accurately.

The main language skills to be developed are speaking, listening, reading and writing. These will be practiced in a variety of classroom activities including work in pairs and groups, listening to CDs, use of interactive media, reading brochures and writing notes, postcards or short letters.

Learning Outcomes: students will continue to learn how to communicate in everyday situations using the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Students should be aware this is a 3 term course and they will be expected to complete all three terms of BIntermediate before moving up to Advanced the following September.

*PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students will be notified approximately one week before the start date.

Entry Requirements

Students need to have completed the Italian Beginners course or have equivalent experience and be able to communicate at a simple level using the present tense.


Students need to be aware that term two of this course is a continuation from term one and term three is a continuation from term two. Students are welcome to begin at the start of term two and term three as long as they have equivalent experience.


This course does not lead to a formal qualification.


Progress on this course will be assessed through informal tests or quizzes, lecturer feedback, observation, audio recording and marked written work.

Home Study

Homework (approximately one hour per week) is essential and will consist of reading, assignments, essays and other activities.

Work Placement

Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.


Fees and Additional Costs

The tutor may advise to purchase book/CD, and this will be discussed during the course.

Additional Information

99439 202102 Tuesday 12/01/2021 23/03/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160.00
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99439 202103 Tuesday 20/04/2021 29/06/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160.00
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