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Tue 11 May, Tue 18 May, ... Tue 29 Jun 2021
18:00 - 20:00

Venue: Zoom Video Communication Software

Provided by: Language Centre


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CULP: Italian Upper-Intermediate through Stories and Film
Prerequisites£

Tue 11 May, Tue 18 May, ... Tue 29 Jun 2021

Description

A language course for students who have an upper-intermediate command of the Italian Language (completed B2), ideally suited to those students who have completed the CULP Intermediate 2 course or have taken Italian at AS Level. The level is upper-intermediate/advanced.

For more detailed information about the course please visit our website.

  • Please note students need to contact CULP Administrator on culp@langcen.cam.ac.uk for the link to make a payment.
Target audience
  • University staff and students
  • Further details regarding Language Centre eligibility criteria are available
Prerequisites
  • CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference): B2
Sessions

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 11 May   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
2 Tue 18 May   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
3 Tue 25 May   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
4 Tue 1 Jun   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
5 Tue 8 Jun   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
6 Tue 15 Jun   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
7 Tue 22 Jun   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
8 Tue 29 Jun   18:00 - 20:00 18:00 - 20:00 Zoom Video Communication Software Monica Boria
Topics covered

Short stories (graded at B2) and films (and shorts) will be used in this course to discuss topics revolving around Italian identity, history and culture.

Objectives

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Listening/Speaking: Contribute effectively to discussions about cultural, historical and geographical topics as portrayed in the literary tradition and film and keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, coping with narrative and some idiomatic expressions.
  • Reading: Read graded written works and film reviews with a good degree of understanding, enough to cope with an advanced course, to read the media for information as well as to understand some non-standard pieces.
  • Writing: Construct a short narrative/descriptive piece or commentary about a story or a film and/or other topics covered.
Aims

The Course will introduce students to the following upper-intermediate learning skills:

  • Achieve spoken fluency whilst using appropriate vocabulary and descriptive/narrative grammatical structures;
  • Apply their language skills effectively to story-telling;
  • Acquire an understanding of the main aspects of historical, political and cultural events connected with Italy;
  • Get introduced to some colloquial Italian and regional varieties of Italian through the audio-visual input;
  • Improve their reading and writing skills, with an emphasis on the narrative/descriptive styles;
  • Improve their delivery of oral presentations and debate in Italian.
Format
  • Presentations, practicals and online learning
System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Charging
  • Students Fees: £150 to be paid online. Please select ‘Concessionary’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Staff Fees: £165 to be paid online. Please select ‘All charged’ under the course fee when you make your booking.
  • Links to the online store will be provided with your confirmation email.
  • Payment is required within 24 hours of your booking to secure your place.
  • Refunds available after the first lesson only.
  • Payment for the courses is made on the Online Store (CULP General Purpose courses), (Raven log in).
  • Course materials can be found on Moodle (Raven log in), once the course has started.
Assessment

This course will not be formally assessed and students who attend regularly (80% of sessions) will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Notes
Duration
  • Eight taught sessions of two hours plus online learning
Frequency
  • Three times per year (subject to demand)
Related courses
Theme
CULP: Cambridge University Language Programmes

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