Italian Advanced Conversation

Italian Advanced Conversation

This course is designed for students who have already studied Italian for several years and have a good understanding of the Italian language at advanced level.  A sound knowledge of the structure and basic grammar is required, together with the ability to read and understand original materials.  Students are expected to actively contribute to class discussions on a wide range of topics including current affairs, social issues, literature and cinema.  they should also be able to demonstrate a high level of interest not only for the Italian language, but also for the Country's history, culture and society.


The main aim of the course is to teach students to use and manipulate the language to high standards mainly through the development of speaking skills.  Other activities will include research on specific topics, reading of newspapers and literature, student presentations, listening exercises and written homework.  There will also be some revision of specific elements of grammar upon students' request.


A variety of materials will be provided by the tutor.  A good size bilingual dictionary is recommended.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students will have had the opportunity to:

  • deepen their knowledge of Italy in all its aspects
  • practise and develop the language to attain high standards
  • improve the ability to express personal opinions
  • read some modern literature and perform a critical appraisal
  • broaden your vocabulary and consolidate difficult key elements of grammar

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
Mon 23/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 30/09/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 07/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 14/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 28/10/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 04/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 11/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 18/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 25/11/2019 19:00-21:00
Mon 02/12/2019 19:00-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

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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