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Holiday Italian for Beginners

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Start date: 11th Feb 2022

Time: 09:15 - 11:15

Cost: £76

Day: Friday

Duration: 8 weeks

Tutor: Mel Criddle

Course code: SP22112

This course is for: learners who want to enjoy their holiday experience fully by using phrases in Italian. During this course, a range of activities will be used to introduce basic language skills. Learners will learn phrases to introduce themselves, use public transport, move around the city, book a room, order at a restaurant and go shopping.

 Benefits

Learners will participate in class activities using reading, listening, writing and more importantly speaking skills.  This short course will help learners gain confidence in Spanish and prepare them to go to the Italy.

 Previous knowledge

No previous knowledge of the target language is required, just the willingness to learn (and probably make plenty of mistakes along the way!)

 The next step

Continuation to beginners language class in Autumn 2022

 Course content

Topic 1: Introducing yourself

 This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate effectively with a foreign colleague, friend or host. Topics covered will include the definition of roles and relationships, personal details, hobbies and personal interests. Learners will be introduced to vocabulary and phrases to aid conversation in the foreign language.

 Topic 2: Using public transport

 This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to arrange and undertake travel confidently. Topics covered are buying tickets, checking times of departure or arrival, seat reservations, check-in procedures and other typical situations related to travel.  Learners will study numbers, the 24 hour clock, days of the week and other relevant vocabulary and useful phrases.

 Topic 3: Around the city

 This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to communicate and request information when sight-seeing. The topics covered include vocabulary and useful phrases to visit public places and how to get by in a city of the foreign country.

 Topic 4: Booking a room

 This theme will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to organise accommodation in a foreign country. The topics covered include enquiring about accommodation, changes, dates, facilities and completion of forms, dealing with problems, involving accommodation and relevant vocabulary

 Topic 5: Ordering in a restaurant

 This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some situations that may arise when eating out in a foreign country. The topics covered will ensure that learners are able to book a table, order food from a menu, express preferences and ask for the bill.

 Topic 6: Shopping

 This topic will give learners the skills, knowledge and understanding to deal with some aspects of going shopping in a foreign country. This includes dealing with money, prices, change, receipts, shop opening times, enquiring about and buying items and making complaints. Learners will also study other useful phrases and language which may be needed in a shopping situation.

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Mel Criddle

My name is Melanie Criddle, I am originally from Leicester, but have lived in Harrogate for 3 years.

My love for languages started when I was at school, where I studied French and German. My father’s family originate from Barga, a small town in Tuscany so I was always keen to learn Italian as well.

I went on to study French, Italian and Business at Leeds Beckett University.

I have spent some time living and working in Italy, including as an EFL teacher in the beautiful city of Bologna. Over the years I have used my language skills in various job roles, including translating, exam marking, and most recently as a secondary school teacher of MFL. I have now settled in Harrogate with my husband and two young children.

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