Italian for Beginners 2: My Friends and Family
The Open University
Futurelearn
date_range Starts on June 17, 2019
event_note End date July 21, 2019
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assignment Level : Introductive
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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Learn how to introduce people, exchange information about them and talk about your family.

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This free online course is the second of six in the Italian for Beginner program. It will introduce you to the language that you need to: introduce people; exchange contact information (address, telephone number, e-mail); use numbers; exchange information about people; talk about your family; describe people and the clothes they wear. Talk about people and family in Italian During the four weeks of the course, you will learn the vocabulary and phrases you need to talk about friends and family, and the present tense of some basic verbs, such as avere (to have). You will also learn how to ask questions in Italian. You will continue to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, through the activities and the audio resources. You will find tips and advice on how to develop your study skills, as well as cultural information about people in Italy and about the Italian regions.

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  • Anna Proudfoot
  • Anna Motzo
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The Open University (OU) is a public distance learning and research university, and one of the biggest universities in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based throughout the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) can also be studied anywhere in the world. There are also a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1000 members of academic and research staff and over 2500 administrative, operational and support staff. 

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