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Italian Intermediate

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The INTERMEDIATE Group meets upstairs on Fridays approximately fortnightly at The Green Man, Longfield Hill from 14.00 - 16.00.
We try to keep our sessions under review & amend them as members feel appropriate. Our Italian friend Aurea will often join us to assist.
Prospective & new members are very welcome - you can contact us via the link above. If you would like to join us, please make yourself known; email & inquire &/or register your interest as soon as possible.
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The dates of our 2024 meetings are: January 5th & 19th, February 2nd & 16th, March 1st & 15th, April 5th & 19thMay 3rd & 17th & June 7th.
More to be scheduled later.
On January 5th we will prepare & go through Pages 76/77 (Il Palio) & attempt to use our Italian conversationally.
See the Meopham U3A Group page on Facebook for a photo of our group Xmas meal at Bartellas (16th December 2022).
WE ARE CURRENTLY USING
'Read & Think Italian' (Premium 2nd Edn) by Think Italian Magazine Editors. (pub. McGraw Hill Education. ISBN 978-1-259-83633-6.
BOOKS WE HAVE USED PREVIOUSLY:
Practice Makes Perfect - Italian Reading & Comprehension (Riccarda Sagese), (pub.McGraw Hill Education). ISBN978-0-07-179895-2).
BBC ‘Talk Italian’ Books/CDs by Alwena Lamping, (pub. Pearson Education Limited). Book 1 ISBN 978-1-40667-899-4; Book 2 ISBN 978-1-40667-931-1. Also a Box Set combining Books 1 & 2, & 'Talk Italian Complete' combining Books 1 & 2, Talk Italian Grammar & the CDs.
(All are available via Amazon, Waterstones, or other good bookshops).


ONLINE COURSES:

There are various online Italian courses run for free by various bodies here & abroad, including universities. You need to register & sign up for such courses; the modules can be downloaded on to your computer for you to access them in your own time. Several of these are on the ‘FutureLearn’ website, but there are many other sites. 

One such Futurelearn course is Introduction to Italian (3 hours per week for 6 weeks), organised by the ‘Universita per Stranieri di Siena’, ie The Foreign Students’ University of Siena. Another consists of a series of Italian for Beginners short course units from The Open University which each last 4 weeks.

DuoLingo is a useful app which can be used on both computer & smartphone.

PS. It’s quite easy to type accent marks using MS Word on a PC computer keyboard. Click HERE forTYPING ACCENTED LETTERS information.