College of Commerce Classes January 2019

  • 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 (e.g. definite and indefinite articles, prepositions, numbers, present tense, time), 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, talking about themselves and making a reservation at the restaurant.

Night: Wednesday

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 30th of January 2019

Course Fee: €120 or €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

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:

– Le preposizioni articolate (prepositional articles in English)

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

– Irregular verbs (verbs revision for those who already attended Continuation first module).

– 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

Suggested level

This course is advisable for those who already attended Italian Beginners or the first module of the Continuation course 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 29th January 2010

Course: Fee € 110 or €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:

– Imperfetto vs passato prossimo (when do you use the first and when do you use the second).

– I pronomi oggetto indiretto (mi piace la pasta, ti manca l’Italia, Mario le parla)

– I verbi riflessivi (mi lavo i denti, mi faccio la doccia, mi vesto)

– I numeri da 100 a 1.000.000.000

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 29th January 2019

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 scioltezza linguistica sia sulla precisione grammaticale.

Durante questo semestre, dal punto di vista grammaticale lavoreremo sui seguenti argomenti:

– Il Passato Remoto

– Il Trapassato Prossimo

– La Concordanza dei tempi all’Indicativo (e se abbiamo tempo anche la Concordanza dei tempi al Congiuntivo)

Come potete vedere il programma di grammatica non è troppo fitto. Questo è per lasciare un po’ di tempo alla consolidazione di ciò che apprenderemo attraverso esercizi pratici per rendere più fluente l’uso delle nuove costruzioni grammaticali.

Durante le nostre lezioni di conversazione parleremo di Venezia, del Carnevale italiano, della Pasqua ed incontreremo modi di dire, tradizioni e festività tipiche italiane (e non), e ‘chi più ne ha, più ne metta’. Allora, siete prontissimi?

Night: Wednesday

Time: 8.00-9.30pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 30th January 2019

Course Fee: € 110 or €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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