Will taking an Italian study vacation mean I’ll have to do homework?
Your teachers will set homework: it’s a part of their job to give you every chance to get the most out of your time in Italy. But it’s entirely up to you whether you do it or not!
The exercises or other tasks that you do after class will help you to consolidate what you have learnt, identify problems, and participate fully in the next day’s class.
But you may be tired after the morning’s classes, or choose to spend the rest of the day sight-seeing or socialising in Italian with other students. Only you can decide what your priorities are.
Some students crave grammar exercises and the like. For others they would be torture. Don’t hesitate to tell your teacher what your preferences are, and if you need extra help and support there is usually a “tutor” available in our library/study area for two hours each afternoon.
The tutor will be happy to go through anything you didn’t understand from the morning’s lessons, assist with your homework, or simply provide extra conversation. If you’re unsure who the tutor is, ask your teacher or check with the receptionist, who will be happy to introduce you!
And if you get through your homework quickly and want more to do? In the library you’ll find grammar books, simplified readers, DVDs and other materials for you to use.
In the next article in this series we’ll be looking at what you can do to prepare for your Italian study vacation.