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Italian Beginners at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

Studying a language will help you to understand more about other cultures and give you a more international perspective on the world. It will help you to survive and enjoy many basic situations abroad or with visitors from other countries. You will learn to:

  • introduce yourself and others
  • find and buy the things you need
  • find your way around
  • express opinions and preferences
  • describe people and places

Course content

The course is very personalised. You will have one lesson a week based in a computer room, so that you can explore language-learning materials and learn at your own pace. There will also be one or two other weekly sessions with a specialist teacher.

You will frequently work with others in pairs and groups to practise speaking. You will listen to recordings and view videos in the language laboratory to improve listening skills. You will read texts and in some languages also learn how to write basic sentences. You will be taught how to express some opinions and how to use some basic grammatical structures. Individual study in the language resource base will be encouraged. You may have the opportunity to visit a country where the language is spoken or to meet native speakers so you can use your language in an authentic context.

Entry requirements

This course is for those who have no (or very little) prior knowledge of the language. There are no specific entry requirements other than an interest in learning a new language.

Assessment

Exam Board - AQA

Future opportunities

Knowing another language will make you stand out over those who only speak one language. This will help your UCAS application and make you more employable (you may even earn more). An additional language is useful in service industries, business, manufacturing, banking, finance, Law, journalism and teaching, to name but a few.

Some of the exams are divided into separate skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and will be selected from Entry Level Certificate (ELC), Foundation Certificate of Secondary Education (FCSE) and GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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