Italian Advanced

Italian Advanced

This course is suitable for those who have already studied Italian for at least five years, or have completed the Pre-advanced course at Hills Road. The course will be based on interactive and communicative methods and will be taught entirely in Italian. A variety of activities will be used, including group discussions, on-line research on specific topics and viewing of Italian films. Class discussions on a variety of topics will take place on a regular basis and students will be strongly encouraged to express their views and opinions. Grammar will also be an integral component of the course, while the overall aim will be a deeper understanding of Italian culture and society. Continuous assessment will be performed through class activities and weekly homework. Materials and resources will be drawn from a variety of sources, including the Italian national press, the internet and Italian cinema.

Although the majority of materials will be supplied by the teacher, for grammar exercises we will be using the last few chapters of by G.Iacovoni, N. Persiani & B. Fiorentino, Bonacci editore, 2009. ISBN: 9788875734275. New students will be able to use some photocopies if they do not wish to buy this book.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will have had the opportunity to:

  • gain confidence in expressing their personal opinions on a variety of topics
  • read and comment articles from the national press
  • gain a deeper understanding of the evolution of Italian society from the post-war period to modern times
  • appreciate regional differences and understand their historic reasons


During this year, you will study the following aspects of grammar:

  • revision of all the tenses of the indicative
  • consolidation of the uses of the conditional and the subjunctive
  • the use of the passive form


Your Tutor

Anna Maria Bedford Anna Maria Bedford was born and educated in Italy and is therefore a native speaker of Italian. Anna Maria has trained at Hills Road Sixth Form College, where she has been teaching for the last ten years.  


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 10

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 02/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 30/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Wed 04/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

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Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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