In this Italian beginners’ course you will learn to speak, read, understand and write Italian, both up to GCSE standard and for everyday use.
The topics covered will include talking about yourself and family, where you live, your hobbies, going out, travelling in Italy, finding your way, eating, shopping and staying in hotels, youth hostels and campsites. You will learn how to write letters in Italian and discuss issues such as the environment, health and the differences between life in Italy and England.
The Italian department offers an extra curricular trip to make pizza with an Italian chef where you can put your language skills into practice. No previous knowledge of Italian is expected.
Students often take Italian GCSE to accompany another language studied to A level as this provides evidence of linguistic skill when applying for university.
Entry requirements: Available for all students
Course assessment: You will be assessed in listening and reading at the end of the course. Oral and written assessments will take place at various stages throughout the academic year.