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Italian Language and Culture

Course Title:

Italian Language and Culture

Course Number:

CSKR L40222


Parkland View Extra Care Scheme

Learning Area:



Level 1


Giuseppa Perricone

Start Date:

12 April 2018

End Date:

21 June 2018

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

• To speak basic language in limited predictable situations

• To be understood by a sympathetic native speaker

• Some basic grammar which underpins the language

• To read and write the language

• Customs, traditions and culture

An example of topics included in the course:

• Greetings and introductions

• Ordering a meal

• Shopping for basics

• Finding the way (directions)

• Personal details

Alongside to the above, the course will give you the opportunity to learn about Italian Culture, Art, Cuisine, Local and National Festivals and Italian Lifestyle.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, it doesn’t lead to a qualification but you will have informal assessments to monitor your progress.

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone interested in getting a basic understanding of the Italian language and culture – you won’t need any prior knowledge of the language.

What do I need to bring?

For your first lesson, bring:

lined paper, a pen (black or blue), pencil and eraser. If you have an A4 sized ring binder, this will be useful too.

Are there any additional costs?

No additional costs.

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects. You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises. There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on. Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback. This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

If you would like to enrol on this course but think you will need some help in the class you could have support through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes. To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes. If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

Other DALS courses.

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:

meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Parkland View Extra Care Scheme


Bath Street, Derby, DE1 3FG


Car Parking Available



Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building


Limited Facilities
Restaurant open until 2.30pm.


Crèche Unavailable

Bus Routes:

2,17, 17A, 17S, 114, 234 (not to the door, but nearby).

Enrolment Information

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If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

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