Italian, Arts and Culture
Evening language courses at the University of the Arts London (UAL) Language Centre in London. Learn to speak Italian and explore Italian arts and culture, with classes ranging from beginner to intermediate.
During this 8 week course you will be exposed to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional and practical uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation and reading and written communication.
Over the course of the programme, you will explore a variety of interesting topics such as architecture, design, fashion and society, at the same time as improving your ability to communicate confidently in the language.
The weekly classes take place at our High Holborn location, 3 minutes' walk from Holborn station in central London. Classes are from 6pm to 8.30pm 1 evening a week.
The course includes a termly cultural experience in collaboration with the UAL Social Programme, which is built into your language development.
See the course details section below for the full syllabus, overview and outcomes for the course.
Italian dates and fees
|Term 1||Dates||Price||Booking and availability|
|Italian Beginner Part One|
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 25 October
Wednesday 1 November
Wednesday 8 November
Wednesday 15 November
Wednesday 22 November
Wednesday 29 November
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Italian Beginner Part One course details
Course overview and objectives
Our evening language courses are built around an arts and culture context. You will explore a variety of topics including architecture, cuisine, culture, design, fashion, society and more. Each level consists of three parts over the course of three terms.
Over the 8 weeks of the Italian Beginner Part One course, you will:
- get an introduction to not only to the language but also to different aspects of the arts and culture of Italy
- explore functional language related to Italian cuisine, fashion, architecture and holidays.
- get an introduction to vocabulary for shopping, accessories and clothes, food and drink, and interiors
- learn how to describe urban spaces, clothing and architecture
- learn how to express your likes and dislikes
- do reading and listening tasks
- engage in dialogues and practice your writing skills.
There is a focus on oral communication and pronunciation as well as using language for functional and practical purposes.
You will be able to take part in Social Programme events which will be announced on a termly basis, in line with the topics in the syllabus and your chosen language of study.
|Week no.||Session topic||Language content||Arts and culture content*|
|1||Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture|
Greetings, introduce yourself
History of Italian language: a language that is just 100 years old language
|2||Cuisine and Culture|
Order at the bar and ask for the price
Singular and plural
What and where….
Every region has his own traditional food
|3||Art and Politics|
The construction of the verb: I like
|Italian art is just art - or a political manifesto?|
Describe the urban space
What makes the Italian environment special and characteristic?
What you can find only in Italy?
|5||Movement and Time|
Describe your holiday
|The mysterious places in Tuscany|
Describe a city
The coolest Italian inventions
|7||Fashion and Society|
Clothes, shops and shopping
|The stylists and their style|
|9||Design and Architecture|
Describe a building
|Italian architecture around the world|
*Note: These are some of the possible topics you will cover and they may differ according to student needs and interests