Italian with Cath Bond

Catherine Bond is an experienced language teacher with a degree in French and German. During her degree she spent a term at university in France, and a year as a language assistant in a school on Lake Constance, on the Swiss/German border. After completing a PGCE she spent 2 years living in Italy, learning Italian, and working as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, which she continued to do in Oxford on her return to the UK. She has been teaching languages locally in Adult Education since 2010.

Classes start week beginning Monday 15th April 2024 at Castle Street Community Centre, Kendal. 7 sessions of 2 hours. Price: £91.

For any information please contact Cath:
email: or text: 07913 446 957

Italian Beginners Plus Tuesday 16.00-18.00

For those with a little knowledge, as the class started as complete beginners in September. You will learn to get by in every-day holiday situations, so lots of practical language, underpinned with a grounding in basic grammar so that you can start to put sentences together independently. The atmosphere will be fun and encouraging.

Italian Early Intermediate Tuesday 18.30-20.30

​In this course you will work on improving your vocabulary, level of accuracy and grasp of key grammar, practising orally, with reading and writing exercises for consolidation. There will also be plenty of opportunity for listening practice. We will use a variety of topics as a basis for the language-learning. The class is very co-operative and friendly.

Italian Post Beginners Wednesday 10.30-12.30

​IIf you have completed a first year in Adult education or have an elementary knowledge of Italian, which you would like to build upon, this is the course for you, You will revise and widen the range of everyday situations in which you are able to get by, and continue to improve your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. The emphasis will be on communication, It’s a light-hearted and supportive group, so please be prepared to have a go!

Italian Intermediate 2   Thursday 10.30-12.30

This class has been running for a year longer than Intermediate 1. You will continue to develop your confidence in expressing yourself in Italian, using a variety of topics and activities, which will include discussion, presentations, group work, pairwork and games.
The course takes place in a relaxed and light-hearted atmosphere with lots of mutual support and interactive tasks, so you can be confident that you will get lots of speaking and listening practice. You will also have the opportunity to practise your reading and writing skills.

​​Italian Intermediate 1   Thursday 13.30-15.30

This class has more experience than Early Intermediate, If you are at the stage where you feel you have a grasp of the basics but really want to build your confidence in your communicative skills and get a sense of more idiomatic language, this course should suit you.
Language will be presented in a variety of topics, and the emphasis will be on putting new language into spoken practice, whilst also giving you the opportunity to improve your listening, reading and writing skills.
There will lots of interaction with your classmates in a friendly atmosphere, with lots of good humour, so you need not be afraid to try your Italian out!


From left to right: Italian with Cath Bond, French with Dominique Pluskwa, German with Dorothea Williamson, French with Florence Tourne, Spanish with Pilar Valera (and Neil Stanley).

Castle Street Community Centre, Kendal LA9 7AD. Adjacent to Gooseholme on the banks of the River Kent, 5 minutes walk from the town centre. Free parking. Map