GCSE Italian Level 2

Full Time

About the course

During the course you will listen to people speaking Italian, learn to speak it yourself, read what others have written and put your own thoughts and ideas on paper.

By the end of the course, you should be able to hold a conversation and communicate in writing on a range of topics in Italian.

You will cover the following topics: Lifestyle; Leisure; Home and Environment; Work and Education.

Each topic will include listening, speaking, reading and writing activities. You will be encouraged to work both within groups and on your own, and you will be expected to spend time practising and revising outside classes.

Entry requirements

It will be useful if you have done some Italian before, or if you have learnt, or already speak, another language. It you haven’t any previous experience, but you’re keen to try you should be able to succeed on this course.

Where next?

Languages are always useful; speaking another language shows that you have good communication skills, and may open up career opportunities in many areas of employment, both in this country and abroad. Travel and holidays can be more enjoyable if you can make yourself understood and can understand what is going on around you.

It is possible to progress to the A Level course. Many universities also offer languages opportunities with other degree courses, especially in travel and tourism, hospitality, business and engineering courses.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

We would like you to have a memory stick. You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.

Contact

For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: Claudia.stanley@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk