UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 – ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE IS MEETING ON ZOOM DURING CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
Joint leaders: Joy Cooper and Jennifer Clarke, with support from Bruce Hanworth
This group started as a beginner group several years ago and is now suitable for people of an intermediate level. We normally meet in the large room at St Ives Library – from 10.00 until 12.00 every Thursday. During the Coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to meet on Zoom every Thursday at 10.45am.
We use a wide variety of resources to extend our experience of the Italian language. Sometimes we work from "Enjoy Italian" - a Teach Yourself book by Sylvia Lymbery that covers intermediate to advanced levels (B2). We also use the Library's wifi to access the significant Italian learning facilities which are available online, for instance news items available in Italian, video clips etc. We have also purchased a teaching resource called "I Come Italia" which covers a number of topics in a lively and interesting format.
In addition to that, we are reading some intermediate Italian literature, studying topical articles on a wide variety of subjects, and doing a little grammar work as well. In small groups, we try to engage in conversation with each other, and sometimes individual members of the group contribute items of particular interest.
If you are interested in joining this group, or would like more information, please contact Joy via the link on this page.
We also have an Italian Improvers group and, from January 2021, a new beginner group. They have a separate web page where you can find more information.