Italian for Foreigners

Italian is one of the most spoken languages in the world, that’s undeniable! This is due to the roman civilisation and the migration processes that have distinguished our recent history.

Therefore,  we offer courses of Italian as a second language (Italian L2) in order to share our culture with foreign students.

Our Italian L2 courses are dynamic and intuitive. The students will be directly and actively put into contact with the language with different teaching methods. Our methods include both the teaching of the theoretical grammar and the use of audio and video instruments. Clearly,  the learning mechanisms need also the direct participation of the students.

Courses are divided into children , young adults courses and adult courses. All the courses follow the same teaching path although with small adjustments for every single class.

Classes

1

0 to A1 classes

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Level 0 students will be occasionally put into the A1 and A2 classes in order to simplify and accelerate their learning.

2

A2 classes

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
3

B1 classes

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
4

B2 classes

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

We also provide C1/C2 courses for those students who will successfully complete their B2 courses. The learning method will keep its dynamic and intuitive methodology.
In addition to our group classes (10 students maximum), we provide one-to-one lessons for a more intensive experience. The one-to-one lessons have a maximum of 2 students.

Young Adults and Adults

A1/A2/B1/B2

  • 2 weeks: 84 €
  • 3 weeks: 126 €
  • 4 weeks: 168 €
  • 2 months: 310 €
  • 3 months: 400 €

Children

A0/A1/A2/B1/B2

  • 2 weeks: 21,60 €
  • 3 weeks: 32,40 €
  • 4 weeks: 43,20 €
  • 2 months: 75 €
  • 3 months: 115 €

One to one tuition

20 € each

We also offer private lessons in which you can decide exactly what you want to learn. Lessons can cover General Italian for example extra Pronunciation and Speaking practice, but also specific work-related topics.
This type of tuition is particularly where students have very particular needs or when participants wish to learn very intensively, in case as a support for the group lessons.

Exam Preparation and Certificates

You can ask  for information on our exam preparation courses. These courses are designed to help you use your language ability to get the best possible grade in your chosen exam. In the courses you learn about how the exams works, what the examiners will be looking for and you will get plenty of practice using the types of questions you will see in the exam. After one of our exam preparation courses you can tackle the exam with complete confidence. The courses are relatively short, but are very intensive and are therefore very effective.