Special Offers 2013: - 15% discount off tuition cost for 90 days early booking. - 10% off lodging for 8+ weeks stay in Flat share. - 15% off tuition cost for registration completion before January 1st for Spring start dates - 15% off tu
- Rome, Italy; Milan, Italy; Florence, Italy; Siena, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
- Courses are taught by professional, young teachers who have studied at the University level and who have been specially trained in teaching Italian to foreigners of all ability levels. Teaching Materials, such as text books and supplies are provided. However, you are expected to bring your own dictionary.
Our friendly and helpful staffs provide personal attention to each student. Italian is taught in small study groups (maximum 12 participants) and individual classes. There is a whole range of activities offered for students to gain insight into the Italian culture.
You are taught according to the Direct Method: from the first day on, at all levels, only Italian will be spoken. The spoken language and live language are emphasized, thus, continually stressing the use of verbal communication permits you to learn Italian "naturally", to unite theory and practice easily and to increase your knowledge quickly and with confidence. Advanced courses also practice the written language.
Courses follow the Didactic program according to level, thus focusing on the following areas:
i. Intensive grammar study
ii. Phonetics Development of vocabulary
iii. Syntax and application
iv. Listening and comprehension
v. Dialogue and communication
vi. Situation method Idiomatic and phraseology
vii. Written and oral comprehension
viii. Lecture and analysis
ix. Live guided discussion and synthesis
Group instructed 20 Classes of Italian Language and culture per week from Monday to Friday, usually beginning at 9am. If there are many participants the Standard Course may also be held in the afternoon at 2pm.
* Standard Plus
20 + 5 Classes of Italian Language and culture per week from Monday to Friday. The course consists of 4 lessons of group instructed language course plus 1 lesson of Individual course per day. It combines the Standard Course with private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons are specifically designed for your specific needs.
* Intensive Plus
20 + 10 Classes of Italian Language and culture per week from Monday to Friday. The course consists of 4 lessons of group instructed language course plus 2 lesson of Individual course per day. It combines the Standard Course with 2 private lessons (one-to-one). The individual lessons are specifically designed for your specific needs.
* Individual (One to One)
Tailor-made private classes for highly motivated persons who need to advance rapidly in a specific area of study but in little available time. You decide how many classes you want and what you wish to study. This course can be formatted to suit your particular professional and personal needs, as well as your own time schedule. It allows for continual language practice, maximum concentration through intensive work with your personal teacher and, especially, active practising of your communication skills guarantee you swift progress and success in the shortest possible time. Minimum 3 to maximum 8 lessons per day; the course intensity may be changed from week to week.
Culture and Focus Programs:
* Professional Courses
30 Classes of Italian Language and culture per week from Monday to Friday. The professional courses consist of the Standard Course plus two (2) Individual course daily that focus on terminology from selected professional field. You can choose among the following subjects:
- Business Correspondence
- Business Italian
- Italian for Banking Business
- Italian for Law
- Italian for Healthcare
- Italian for Hotel Industry
- The Language of Wine and Food
- The Language of Tourism
- Italian for Flight Attendants
- The Language of Fashion
- The Language of Architecture
- Italian Cinema
- Italian Literature
- The Language of the Opera
- The History and Language of Theatre
* "Italy Today"
25 Classes of Italian Language and culture per week from Monday to Friday. The "Italy Today" Course is perfect for students who want to learn Italian and at the same time become acquainted with the culture and history and the current social and political situation of their host country. In addition to the 4 lessons Standard Course in the morning, there are afternoon sessions that introduce the student to art and culture, history and folklore, press and films as well as the current political and economical situation of Italy. The cultural part of this course consists in 10 supplementary lessons over two weeks.
* A.I.L. [Accademia Italiana di Lingua] "Firenze" Exam Preparation
As a recognized examination centres of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua (AIL), the school host preparatory courses for the different Italian examinations "Firenze" of the AIL. The preparatory courses always start one month before the examination dates and consist daily of 4 group lessons of grammar review and conversation plus 2 lessons of test taking strategies and examination drills.
The exams are organized to test the level of Italian; below the exams are listed with the ability level
Special Offers 2013: - 15% discount off tuition cost for 90 days early booking. - 10% off lodging for 8+ weeks stay in Flat share. - 15% off tuition cost for registration completion before January 1st for Spring start dates - 15% off tuition cost for registration completion before April 1st for Summer start dates