This paper is composed of 2 parts: Translation and essay skills and Oral skills
Translation and essay skills: The course aims to train students to translate from Italian into English accurately and effectively from carefully selected passages of different register, style and topic. At the end of the course students are tested on their ability to understand a text in Italian, and to translate it to a level of idiomatic English language. For the essay, students work on a set reading text, developing reading skills, and practicing free and guided writing skills.
Oral skills: The course aims to train students to develop communication, presentation and conversation skills in Italian, both in everyday and more formal contexts. Students are exposed to a variety of language and cultural situations in order to develop their ability to communicate in Italian through a variety of exercises. Oral classes are taught by a native speaker and are conducted exclusively in Italian.