ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES IN OTTAWA
SMALL GROUPS and PRIVATE CLASSES
Our instructor : a native and qualified speaker of Italian with 25 years of experience to teach Italian as a Second Language
Small classes : min. 3 - max. 7 students (average 4-5)
More than 60 courses are organized every year
Courses are divided into six progressive levels and are offered during the week (morning, afternoon or evening) and Saturdays (morning and afternoon).
Our courses follow the Common European Framework set by the European Council
Winter session January - February
Spring session March - April
Summer session June - August
Fall session October - December
Generally classes take place in Nepean in a home setting which will be communicated at the time of registration.
Courses vary based on the number of hours per week and the type (group classes or individual lessons).
We offer two general Italian Language Courses: Italian for Travelers and Standard Italian. We also offer on request Courses of Italian for Special Purposes
Italian for Travelers
Learning Italian is simple and effective with the straightforward approach of this course for beginners (A1). This course is ideal both for those spending time in Italy for pleasure and those seeking work in the country, providing a basic level of conversational Italian in just a short time. Acting as a kind of "practical guide to Italy", the topics cover a variety of useful situations with dedicated cultural sections that introduce aspects of Italian daily life. The course includes few elements of grammar and exercises, self-assessments and a bilingual Italian-English glossary. The textbook comes complete with audio CD containing the dialogues for each lesson together with recordings of vocabulary for easy pronunciation practice.
We offer all the levels described by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Our standard course is aimed at anyone who wants take an in-depth look at all aspects of the Italian language. Students are encouraged to communicate from the outset with tasks that require collaboration and interaction. Great emphasis is on developing the four major linguistic skills but also on “learning how to learn”. Before registering the second level, students must take a placement test to determine their level of proficiency if they haven’t take a course for at least six months. This course is indicated to travelers as well.
Italian for Special Purpose
A BEGINNER- IMTERMEDIATE KNOWLEDGE OF ITALIAN IS SUGGESTED FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE PROFESSIONAL COURSES
The professional courses consist of the Standard Course (15 -30 HOURS) plus 5-10 lessons that focus on terminology from the selected professional field.
Individual courses are for people who are not able to make a long-term program and are designed and arranged on an individual basis to meet your needs, for as may hours as you want, in a given period of time.
An alternative to individual lessons: two-three students who have a similar level of Italian can arrange to take “semi-individual” lessons. Ideal for friends or family members. Like individual lessons, these can be very effective if you have specific needs, or if you are unable to attend a course at the usual time.
This course will progress at just the right speed for you.
The number of lessons can be decided by the students, even if a successful individual course lasts about 15-30 hours for each level.