Tutor/Facilitator Chris Wroe
Date: on/from Thu 7 Sep 2023 to end year
Class time: 10:00-12:00
Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3
The use of a purchased course book is not envisaged in the beginning, at least. The tutor will devise class materials, comprising Italian culture and language, including grammar and exercise of reading, listening and speaking. Written production is a possibility – to be discussed. Audio-visual aids will be utilised and some group work is envisaged, depending on numbers and any spacing restrictions. Now that Covid restrictions have been relaxed, we expect to include some excursions in the 2023 program.
REQUIREMENTS It is important that participants already have an intermediate level of Italian, being familiar with Italian grammatical structures at that level, as well as the tenses presente, futuro, imperfetto, passato prossimo and preferably also condizionale and imperativo. They should also be able to attempt simple spontaneous conversation (shyness permitted and will be accommodated!) and can follow simple listening exercises. A course book might be used as we progress through 2023.
TUTOR: Chris has a Master’s degree (and experience) in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and applies some similar strategies to teaching Italian. Although having passed some exams in Italian, she is not a native speaker of the language. She does, however, love all things Italian (even the bad bits are interesting!), especially the language.
Classes will be held at Liardet Community Centre 154 Liardet St, Port Melbourne on 13 July, 10 August, 14 September, 12 October, 9 November due to City of Port Phillip children’s immunisation program