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Italian Elementary

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Start date: 24th Sep 2020

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: £95

Day: Thursday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Mel Criddle

Course code: 20AU060

Students have completed a year of Italian or have a basic knowledge of the language.
The course is divided in three terms (10 weeks each term) and by the end of the three terms students should be able to

• Understand sentences and commonly used expressions associated with topics directly related to his/her direct circumstances (e.g. personal information or information about his/her family, shopping, work, immediate surroundings).
• Agree on something or make arrangements in everyday conversation.
• Handle very short social exchanges making him/herself understood in simple, routine situations
• Dealing with a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and common topics.
• Describe his/her background and education, immediate surroundings and other things associated with immediate needs in a simple way.
• Write short notes, letter and emails, for example thanking someone for something or asking information about something.
• Understand the main content of everyday conversations as well as brief radio announcements or phone messages,
• Obtain the most important information from short newspaper articles, everyday advertisements and public notice boards,
• Fill in ordinary forms in banks or government offices

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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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