College of Commerce Classes January 2017

Italian Beginners

The beginners course is an interactive and engaging introduction to this beautiful language.

Students are given a good grounding in the language through basic Italian grammar, but more importantly they learn Italian through a communicative approach. In fact, students begin using the language right from the start using real life situations like greetings, ordering food or booking a room.

Night Wednesday

Time 6.00-8.00pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Wednesday 1 February 2017

Course Fee €110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

Italian Continuation

Topics explored during the previous course are extended and students are continuously encouraged to speak in Italian. New vocabulary and grammar are immediately implemented in new situations such as bargaining at the market, talking about family, weather, holidays and so on (and during this term we will talk about our past holidays!). Writing skills are also developed to consolidate students newly learned sentence structures.

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Verbs revision.

 Passato prossimo (sono andato in vacanza, ho mangiato la mela, ho visto Maria, sono arrivato a casa presto).

– I numeri da 100 a 1.000.000.000

– Il partitivo (ho mangiato degli spinaci, vorrei qualche pomodoro maturo, compro alcune banane)

Suggested level

This course is advisable for those who already attended Italian Beginners and for those who are comfortable with the present tense (mangio, bevo, vado, regular verbs and some irregular ones), articles (il, lo, la, gli, etc.), preposition (a Roma, in Italia, in bus, etc.), the time (che ore sono? Sono le 5), numbers and basic conversation (place an order at the restaurant, talk about themselves).

Night Tuesday

Time 6.00-8.00pm

Duration 8 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 31 January 2017

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

Italian Intermediate

Parliamo Italiano” is the motto of this course, as we will alternate a grammar class (held in English) and a fluency class held completely in Italian with different topics and some listening (we will sometimes use a language room with headsets). Students will develop their language skills through discussion, exercises and role playing while new Italian idioms and expressions will help students to sound more Italian in conversation. Students will be using Italian scripts to ask when they don’t understand (cosa significa ________? Come si dice ________? Non ho capito, puoi ripetere per favore? Come si scrive ________?), therefore the flow won’t be interrupted… we want to think in Italian to be fluent!

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:
– L’imperfetto (Maria era bella).

– Imperfetto vs passato prossimo (when we do you use the first and when we do you use the second).
– L’imperativo (mangia l’insalata! Fa i compiti! Mi dia la giacca per favore).

– Si impersonale e passivante (in Italia si mangia bene, per fare la torta si usano le uova).

Suggested level

Students should be comfortable with the present tense and the past tense (passato prossimo). They should have a good understanding of grammatical topics, such as masculine and feminine, articles (il, lo, la, I, gli, ecc.), prepositions and prepositional articles (di, a, da, della, dalla, agli and so on) and adjectives (la macchina è grande, il gatto è nero).

Night Tuesday

Time 8.00-9.30pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 31 January 2017

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

Italiano livello Avanzato

Il motto di questo corso è ‘In Italiano, per favore’. Infatti, questo corso è tutto in italiano. Le lezioni di grammatica si alterneranno a Lezioni di Conversazione concentrate sia sulla fluenza sia sulla precisione grammaticale.

Durante questo semestre, dal punto di vista grammaticale avremo una vasta gamma di argomenti tra cui scegliere:

– La concordanza dei verbi (Maria dice che ieri è venuta a casa tua, Maria pensa che ieri tu sia andato a casa sua). Questo tema include anche il congiuntivo, quindi necessità di ben più di una lezione.

– Il discorso indiretto (diceva:”Andrò al cinema”–> diceva che sarebbe andato al cinema).

– Imperativo con pronomi diretti ed indiretti.

– Si impersonale e passivante

Durante le nostre lezioni di conversazione incontreremo modi di dire, tradizioni e festività tipiche italiane, come il Carnevale, Pasquetta e ‘chi più ne ha, più ne metta’. Allora, siete prontissimi?

Night Wednesday

Time 8.00-9.30pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Wednesday 1 February 2017

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

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