College of Commerce Classes October 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 4 October 2017

Course Fee €120, €110 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. Writing skills are also developed to consolidate students newly learned sentence structures.

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Adjectives (primo e secondo tipo), possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, (il mio cane, la mia macchina, quel bambino, quella bambina, il bel vestito, etc.).

– La famiglia nouns and rules.

– Interrogative words.

– Verb piacere and few other irregular verbs.

– Prepositional articles (dello, nella, sul, etc.). We will implement them in new conversational tasks such as role playing in real life situations and listening activities.

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 3rd of October 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:

– Introduzione all’Imperfetto.
– Gli avverbi (bene, male, finalmente, molto, troppo, etc.).

– Aggettivi e pronomi indefiniti per esprimere una quantità non esattamente precisata (es.:POCO, TANTO, MOLTO, NIENTE, TUTTO) – un’unità che non vogliamo definire in modo particolare (es.:UNO, OGNUNO, CHIUNQUE) – una qualità riferita in senso generale (es.:QUALUNQUE = QUALSIASI).

– I pronomi relativi (che, tutto quello che, ciò, a cui, per cui, chi, etc.).

– Il tempo progressivo (sto mangiando, stavo guardando).

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 3rd of October 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. Quest’anno avremo un nuovo libro (tutto in italiano, grammatica inclusa) e nuovi argomenti come nuovi idiomi sul meteo (tempo atmosferico), invenzioni ed inventori ed i dialetti. Come sempre le fotocopie sono fornite agli studenti, ma se volete dare un’occhiata al nuovo libro, si chiama ‘Un volo nell’azzurro 2’ Corso d’italiano agli stranieri di Donatella Amati e Patrizia Bracci. 

Durante questo semestre, dal punto di vista grammaticale ci impegneremo ad affrontare nuovi e vecchi amici:

– Il condizionale composto (desideri irrealizzabili nel presente, passato e futuro, es: sarei andato in  vacanza, il futuro nel passato, es: mi hai detto che saresti venuto alla festa).

– Gli aggettivi ed i pronomi indefiniti, per esprimere una quantità non esattamente precisata (es.:POCO, TANTO, MOLTO, NIENTE, TUTTO) – un’unità che non vogliamo definire in modo particolare (es.:UNO, OGNUNO, CHIUNQUE) – una qualità riferita in senso generale (es.:QUALUNQUE = QUALSIASI).

– I pronomi relativi (che, il quale, cui, ciò, chi, etc.).

– Introduzione al congiuntivo (presente e passato).

Durante le nostre lezioni di conversazione lavoreremo su nuovi idiomi legati al meteo, i dialetti italiani, invenzioni ed inventori e ‘chi più ne ha, più ne metta’. Allora, siete prontissimi?

Night Wednesday

Time 8.00-9.30pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Wednesday 4th October 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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