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Courses for 2024/25 are now LIVE and open for enrolment!

A 30% Early Bird Discount is available from 8:30am on Monday 1st July, till 7:00pm on Monday 30th September. (The discount has been automatically applied to the fees displayed on our website.) Browse and enrol online or call us on freephone 0800 988 0308 to speak to a member of the team today!

Italian

If you’re dreaming of the sunny Italian Riviera, the art of Florence or the festivals of Venice, then our Italian language courses will help you dream big!

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If you need more information, want to discuss levels and course content, or wish to enrol, you can visit our Learning Centres in-person, call our FREEphone Enrolment Line or email us on the details listed below.

  • 0800 988 0308
  • adult.learning@leics.gov.uk
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Beginners Courses

Italian Beginners - A Taster

This 8 week classroom course is the first of a two part course for beginners and will give you a taste of the language you want to learn. You will be introduced to a range of basic phrases that you will be able to use in practical situations; introducing yourself and others; giving your address and nationality; numbers; ordering food and drinks and similar practical holiday/travel. The emphasis will be on having fun and speaking the language through fun activities and games. The 8 sessions will encourage you and give you the confidence to “have a go”.

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Italian Beginners - Moving On (Year 1)

This is a 20-week course for learners who have a few of the very basics, covered in the Beginners – A Taster course or through your own experiences. You will be introduced to a range of basic everyday language that can be used in a variety of settings e.g. holiday, social and work. The main emphasis will be on learning to speak and understand simple phrases. The sessions will cover how to cope in a variety of situations you might find yourself in when visiting a country where they speak your chosen language.

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Italian Elementary (Year 2)

This course is suitable for learners who have either completed a Beginners – moving on course, or who can already get by in everyday holiday or business settings, using simple words and phrases. It will build on the topics covered in the beginners’ course such as personal information, shopping, travel, directions, numbers, dining out, booking accommodation. The main emphasis will be on developing your range of vocabulary to help you hold short conversations, including talking about things in the past (e.g. what you did at the weekend) and the future (e.g. holiday plans).

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Italian Pre-Intermediate (Year 3)

This course is suitable for learners who have either completed an Elementary course in your chosen language or who can already get by in everyday holiday or business settings, and have started to use the simplest ways of expressing present, past and future tenses. It will build on the topics covered in the previous course such as personal information, daily routine, shopping, travelling, future plans and past holidays. The main emphasis will be on developing your range of vocabulary to help you hold short conversations including talking about things in the past (e.g. what you did at the weekend) and the future (e.g. holiday plans).

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Italian Intermediate (Year 4)

This course builds on the pre-intermediate course, aiming to consolidate existing knowledge and develop confidence and fluency when communicating in your chosen language. The course will broaden your knowledge, vocabulary and structures using more complex present, past and future tenses and conditional forms, to extend your conversational (speaking & listening), reading and writing skills. It will build on the topics covered in the previous course such as personal information, future plans and past holidays, and it will develop your confidence when reading and understanding formal letters, holiday brochures and tourist information leaflets.

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Languages Advanced Structured Conversation

This course for those who have completed 5+ years of learning will help you develop confidence, and improve accuracy & understanding of speaking and listening skills, on a range of practical and relevant topics such as current affairs, personal interests, cultural aspects as well as situations encountered when travelling abroad. The emphasis will be on oral communication, but will of course also improve your reading and writing skills as well. Activities will be varied and include use of the internet, recordings, video clips and films, and authentic texts that reflect aspects of cultural & social life.

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Enderby Adult Learning Centre

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Loughborough Library

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Hinckley Library

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The Symington Building

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Roundhill Adult Learning Centre

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Moira Adult Learning Centre

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