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Stage B Speaking Italian (Improvers)

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 10 Credits.

Available Dates:

We have 1 upcoming course

13 April 2015
(Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon)
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Mondays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon
9 weekly meetings
Dr Esther Milardi
Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning
Senghennydd Road
CF24 4AG
Tel: 029 2087 0000
Fax: 029 2066 8935
£132.00 (Concessionary Fee £106.00)
Funding options


This course will give you an opportunity to practise your basic speaking and listening skills in a practical context. The exercises will be based around the topics you have covered in the Italian for Improvers class, but new students, who have some knowledge of Italian, are also welcome. You will consolidate your skills by talking about daily routine; talking about family and relationships; Italian food and drink; Shopping for food and for clothing; Fashion and style; Travel in Italy; describing events in the past.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who have some knowledge of Italian who wish to practise their oral and aural language skills in a practical context.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
The assessment of this course is divided into two parts to assess speaking and listening. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.
Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.

Reading suggestions

The textbook is: Italian Espresso 1 plus practical handouts.
Italian Espresso Uno

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.

Further Information

A range of further information can be found on our web site or in Choices.  This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.