Friday, 29 March 2013

Italian Conversation Intermediate mini-course in Manchester



Are you a 18+ student of Italian or a speaker of Italian at Intermediate /Upper-Intermediate level?
Would you like to participate in a study on language learning strategies and attend a 4 session conversation mini-course free of charge at the University of Manchester?

Refresh your Italian speaking skills for the summer.
Limited availability!


Course start: April 16th, 2013

Course description:

  • 4 conversation sessions of 90 mins each
  • small groups 
  • Calendar: 16/4; 22/4; 29/4; 29/5  from 18.00 to 19.30 or from 19.30 to 21.00

Conditions:

  • Commitment to attend all four sessions, if selected for the programme
  • The course is not intended for Beginners' and/or Advanced students/speakers

Venue: The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester



(enrolment has now closed)

Monday, 10 September 2012

What our students say


'The tutor was excellent, I have learned a lot but never felt rushed' Steve Hopwood

'I have really enjoyed the course! It is challenging and stretching' Jane Mortimer


'I enjoyed the friendly informal atmosphere and the fact that we are taught Italian as it is really spoken by Italians, rather than just following a text book' 
Simon Gant


'I can strongly recommend the course, all my language skills including reading, writing and speaking have greatly improved' Alan Tyson


'Diana is an excellent teacher and moves us along at the appropriate pace. The group has also been very stable, which encourages friendship and active participation' 
Andrew Bradbury


'Easygoing, friendly and nothing at all like 'schooldays' - thank goodness!' Alison Hopwood


Friday, 17 August 2012

Pre-Advanced Italian (B 2.2)


Starting October 1 2012, join our Italian pre-advanced course, suitable for you if you have a good knowledge of Italian grammar at intermediate level and you are looking to further improve your ability to use more complex language both in speaking and comprehension. This course is also an ideal way of refreshing your fluency if you studied Italian at A-level or higher in the past.
This course is at level B2.2 of the Common European Framework for Languages; please click here to have a complete overview of the levels.
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Start: October 1 2012
Time: Monday 18.10-19.10
Price: £145 (20 hours)
Learning Materials: Included
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
For more information: send us an e-mail at effective.languages@gmail.com or call us on 0753 176 1106 during office hours

Payment options:
- Paypal: effective.languages@gmail.com
- Cheque/Bank Transfer: please contact us for banking details

Intermediate Italian (B 1.1)


Starting October 1 2012, join our Italian intermediate course, suitable for you if you have a good knowledge of Italian at elementary level, with use of high frequency vocab (nouns and verbs) and use of at least one past tense in writing and speaking.
This course is at level B1.1 of the Common European Framework for Languages; please click here to have a complete overview of the levels. The specific focus of this course is on incorporating the grammar introduced at elementary level in speaking and comprehension.
In this course you will become more confident in your use of spoken Italian and you will learn how to express your opinion on a variety of subjects and engage successfully in conversation at intermediate level. 
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Start: October 1st 2012
Time: Monday 20.20 - 21.20
Price: £145 (20 hours)
Learning Materials: Included
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
For more information: send us an e-mail at effective.languages@gmail.com or call us on 0753 176 1106 during office hours

Payment options:
- Paypal: effective.languages@gmail.com
- Cheque/Bank Transfer: please contact us for banking details

Italian Elementary (A 2.1)


Starting October 1 2012, join our Italian elementary course, suitable for you if you have some knowledge of Italian at a basic level or you have recently attended a beginners' course. This course is at level A 2.1 of the Common European Framework for Languages; please click here to have a complete overview of the levels.
In this course you will progressively build on your existing knowledge and extend the complexity of your vocabulary, as well as the range of topics you can address. The particular focus of this course is on improving your speaking competence making use of the grammar that was introduced at beginners' level. By the end of the course you will be able to engage in conversations that make reference to present, past and future situations and interact effectively with native speakers at an elementary level.
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Start: October 1st 2012
Time: Monday 19.15 - 20.15
Price: £145 (20 hours)
Learning Materials: Included
Venue: Friends' Meeting House
6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
For more information: send us an e-mail at effective.languages@gmail.com or call us on 0753 176 1106 during office hours

Payment options:
- Paypal: effective.languages@gmail.com
- Cheque/Bank Transfer: please contact us for banking details