Already mastered the basics of Italian? Look no further than our 'Italian Improvers' course. This course covers A2-B1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages.


  • Description

    The following topics will be covered on this course:

    • Everyday activities
    • Shopping
    • Personal information
    • Transport
    • Accommodation
    • Health.

    Grammar will include the use of past and future tenses, as well as the present tense. Structures will be expanded, using adverbs and adjectives, to enable students to express themselves more accurately.

    The main language skills to be developed are speaking, listening, reading and writing. These will be practiced in a variety of classroom activities including work in pairs and groups, listening to CDs, use of interactive media, reading brochures and writing notes, postcards or short letters.

    Learning Outcomes: You will continue to learn how to communicate in everyday situations using the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    You need to bring the following to the first class: a pen, paper and folder for handouts. An Italian Dictionary is optional.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have completed the Italian Beginners course or have equivalent experience and be able to communicate at a simple level using the present tense.

    You need to be aware that term two of this course is a continuation from term one and term three is a continuation from term two. Students are welcome to begin at the start of term two and term three as long as they have equivalent experience.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Assessment

    Progress on this course will be assessed through informal tests or quizzes, lecturer feedback, observation, audio recording and marked written work.

  • Home Study

    Homework (approximately one hour per week) is essential and will consist of reading, assignments, essays and other activities.

  • Work Placement

    You do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The tutor may advise to purchase a book/CD, and this will be discussed during the course.

    West Berkshire Council concessions are available for this course, subject to evidence on enrolment. For further information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01635 845000.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
99439 212201 Tuesday 14/09/2021 23/11/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £160

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Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.