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Italian - Higher Intermediate

Course code: LCWW003P

Subject area: Languages

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

15:30 - 17:30

Days of week:


Course date:

24th Apr 2025 - 3rd Jul 2025

Course location:

Witney Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

You will have been studying now long enough to have enough language to get by, with sufficient vocabulary to express yourself on topics such as family, hobbies and interests, work, travel, and current events. You will express opinions, comparisons, uncertainty, and doubts that take place in the past, the present, the future. You will start mastering more complex structure which include the use of subjunctive.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

You are now using reasonably accurately a repertoire of frequently used "routines" and patterns associated with more predictable situations¬. As a result, you will keep going comprehensibly, even though pausing for grammatical and lexical planning and repair, especially in longer stretches of free production. You will also be able to initiate and maintain a face-to-face conversa¬tion on a wide range of topics. You will be able to read, write and express your thought in a more sophisticated manner whilst developing your understanding of more native speakers from different parts of Italy. You will start using idioms in your language production.Topics:Describe a dwelling Describe a quality of lifeRestaurant mealsRecipesMass mediaNews

Please note there will be no class on 29/05/2025.

There are vending machines available where hot/cold drinks and snacks can be purchased. There are watercoolers on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.There is no parking on the campus during the day. Please use Marriotts Walk or Woodford Way Car Parks which are a few minutes’ walk away.Please report to Reception on arrival. A photo-id will be issued, for you to wear when you attend classes.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

What next?
Italian – Developing Conversational Fluency A
Entry criteria
Italian Intermediate or A1 level or at least 3 years of Italian studies. The standard of this course approximates to Level A2/B1 in terms of the Common European Framework.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
A textbook is used to accompany the course, but it is optional to buy this (average cost £20 - £25). The textbook will support your learning for at least 1 year. You may also like to buy a small dictionary. Your tutor will be able to advise you at the first session.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £192.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £217.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £96.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Books: £25.00

Total Cost: £121.00

Qualifications received
As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
Learning & method assessment
You will learn in wide range of ways, from listening and repeating, seeing something written first, individually through personal work at home, collaboratively in pairs, small group and as a whole group in the classroom, you will improve your mastering of a new language and specific words for grammar. The use of audio and video material will be monitored to make the language accessible and comprehensible while stretching your level with genuine resources.

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.