Getting started with Italian 2
Getting started with Italian 2

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Introduction

Welcome to this free course, Getting started with Italian 2.

Whatever your reasons for learning Italian, this two-week course gives you a chance to start a new and exciting learning experience. The course will focus on telling and giving the time in Italian.

Each week comprises of 3–4 hours of interactive activities, explanations, exercises and tips about language learning. It’s a good idea to keep notes either on paper or on your preferred digital device. Each week you’ll be encouraged to revise your notes and to add to your own personal phrase book and decide how best you can go about memorising and practising key phrases and vocabulary. Keep a record of your own learning journey, think about aspects you enjoy and aspects you find challenging and reflect on how you can overcome these challenges; this will help you consolidate your learning as well as adapt your own practice to your own learning style. Throughout the course, you will be invited to reflect on your learning in the consolidation activities at the end of each week.

There is also a weekly quiz for you to practise what you’ve been learning.

You are going to learn and practise how to ask and say the time. This will involve using numbers as well as practising your speaking and listening skills. Before you start, you might like to revise numbers in Italian.

When saying the time, the pronunciation of numbers is very important if you want to be correctly understood, so you might want to say the numbers out loud as you revise them. You will also have a chance to practise pronunciation in some of the activities that follow.

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