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Language Level Guide

Level 1: Module A

As a complete beginner, this course will help you gain a basic knowledge of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself and others, and you will be able to speak about your family and friends, your work environment, your town/country and your likes and dislikes. By the end of the course you will be able to hold a basic conversation on everyday matters, be able to tell the time, count and speak about your hobbies.

Espresso Italiano

Are you thinking about starting to learn Italian? Are you a morning person? Can’t live without your morning coffee? Then this course is for you. Come and join us for a cup of coffee whilst getting introduced to the language and experiencing the culture.

Level 1: Module B

This course is for students who have either completed Level 1: Module A at Bishopsgate Institute or have knowledge equivalent to a term’s tuition. You will deepen your knowledge of the subjects covered in Level 1: Module A and cover asking for directions, booking a hotel room and talking about your interests and hobbies. You will increase your confidence in dealing with social and professional situations.

Level 2: Module A

This course is for students who have completed both Level 1 modules, or equivalent, and those who are confident in the topics and grammar covered in that module. You will learn how to conduct basic telephone conversations and some business vocabulary, and become more confident in a wide range of topics. You will learn how to express yourself more precisely and be able to give more details about your own experiences.

Level 2: Module B

This course is for students who have completed Level 2: Module A or who are confident in the topics and grammar covered in that module. You will learn to give details about yourself and your life experiences in the past tense. You will gain the confidence to express yourself more clearly on a number of topics, for example commenting on different cultural events you have seen, talking about your last holiday and responding appropriately in different social situations.

Level 4: Module A

This course is for students who have completed both Level 3 modules, or equivalent, and those who are confident in the topics and grammar covered in that module. You will learn how to discuss a range of topics in greater detail –including your working life; living in the city; the culture, geography and climate of a country – and will further develop your grammar skills.

Conversational Advanced

This course is for students whose language proficiency and confidence enables them to participate in debates, guided conversations and free exchanges. This course is suitable for those with an A-Level or equivalent in their chosen language. The tutor will use audio and visual materials to prompt discussion, and you will make a short presentation to the class.



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