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continuers/ beginners (1 Viewer)

boredofstudiesb

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I decided to do Italian for HSC, but was told that because I lived there for a couple of years, despite going to an english school and rarely speaking italian and never speaking italian with my family, I wasn't allowed to do beginners.

Is it true you aren't allowed to do beginners for this reason?

Would I be able to ask to change to do beginners HSC after doing Continuers Prelim?
 

foodmaniac

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Yes that's true. I'm pretty sure if you've spent more than 2 months in the country that you're studying, then you are locked into continuers. Besides, you don't really learn anything in beginners anyway.
 

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Yes, you can't do beginners for this reason.

Once you do Continuers you cannot drop down to Beginners.
 

ital101

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Did you learn Italian while you were living there? It is assumed that this is the case - after all, immersion is proven as the most effective language-learning method. I did Continuers and Extension, but I am Italian. Mum and Dad were born in Sorrento. Cont. isn't too difficult anyway - yes, challenging - but no, not impossible. A Band 6 is achievable and if you continue your Italian studies at a university, a mark of 70+ in cont. articulates to Advanced Italian.
 

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