Italian, Arts and Culture Language Course
Evening Italian course at the UAL Language Centre in London. Learn to speak Italian and explore Italian arts and culture, with classes starting from beginner level.
Why choose Italian, Arts and Culture?
Your Italian evening course will expose you to authentic language through listening and reading activities with an emphasis on functional uses. The classes focus on speaking, pronunciation, reading and written communication.
The classes are built around an arts and culture context. During your 8 week Italian, Arts and Culture course, 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 Italian language.
Fees, location and time
The 8-week course fee is £198. This includes all learning materials.
The classes take place at UAL Language Centre, 272 High Holborn WC1V 7EY, which is just a 3-5 minute walk from Holborn or Chancery Lane stations in central London.
Italian, Arts and Culture Beginner Part 1
Start date: Thursday, 17 October 2019
End date: Thursday, 5 December 2019
Class times are 6pm to 8pm, 1 evening a week.
Our classes all start at beginner level, and we also offer other levels at different times during the year on some courses.
After studying Beginner Part 1 for 8 weeks, students would progress to Beginner Part 2 which lasts for 8 weeks, then can take Beginner Part 3 for another 8 weeks. The next level after Beginner is Elementary, followed by Pre-intermediate, then Intermediate or above.
If you are not sure what your level is, please read the CEFR Level Descriptors for Languages (PDF 81KB)
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Terms and conditions
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About our Languages, Arts and Culture courses
Syllabus and course details
These are some of the topics you will study on your Italian, Arts and Culture course. The topics may vary according to student needs and interests..
Our evening language courses in Italian are built around an arts and culture context. You will learn Italian and explore a variety of cultural and arts 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 1 evening course, you will:
- be introduced not only to the Italian language but also to different aspects of the arts and culture of Italy
- explore functional language related to Italian cuisine, fashion, architecture and holidays.
- be introduced to vocabulary for shopping, accessories and clothes, food and drink, and interiors
- learn how to describe urban spaces, clothing, 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 speaking and pronunciation skills as well as using language for practical purposes.
Week 1: Introduction to Language, Arts and Culture
Language Content: Greetings; introduce yourself; the Italian alphabet; nationality; numbers; masculine/feminine
Arts and Culture Content: History of the Italian language - a language that is just 100 years old
Week 2: Cuisine and Culture
Language Content: Order at the bar and ask for the price; singular and plural; pronunciation rules
Arts and Culture Content: What and where - every region has his own traditional food
Week 3: Art and Politics
Language Content: The construction of the verb ‘like’; numbers; talk about your tastes
Arts and Culture Content: Italian art - is just art or a political manifesto?
Week 4: Urban Spaces
Language Content: Describe the urban space: there is and there are: indeterminate articles
Arts and Culture Content: What makes Italian environment special and characteristic; what you can find only in Italy?
Week 5: Movement and Time
Language Content: Describe your holiday; months and days of the week; verb conjugation for singular (I, you, he/she)
Arts and Culture Content: The mysterious places in Tuscany
Week 6: Modernism
Language Content: Describe a city; close/far/between; recap of ‘there is’ and ‘there are’ and verbs
Arts and Culture Content: The coolest Italian inventions
Week 7: Fashion and Society
Language Content: Clothes, shops and shopping; colours; definite articles
Arts and Culture Content: The stylist and his or her style
Week 8: Design and Architecture
Language Content: Describe a building; verb conjugation for plurals (we, you, they)
Arts and Culture Content: Italian architecture around the world
Please note: these are some possible topics you will cover and may differ according to student needs and interests.
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