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.
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.