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Italian Pre-Intermediate

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Start date: 22nd Sep 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Tuesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Mel Criddle

Course code: 20AU095

Students have completed two years of Italian or have a basic knowledge of Italian 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 key points when clear, standard language is used and the focus is on familiar topics associated with work, school, leisure time, etc.
• Understand key points from radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
• Deal with most situations typically encountered when travelling in the language region.
• Express him/herself simply and coherently regarding familiar topics and areas of personal interest.
• Enter unprepared into conversation on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
• In the spoken production, report on experiences and events by connecting phrases in a simple way.
• Describe ideal holidays as well as make short statements to justify or explain his/her own views and plans.
• Give reasons and opinions.
• Talk about and summarise a book and/or film and describe their reaction.
• Write simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.

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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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