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

  1. Small classes : min. 3 - max. 7 students (average 4-5)

  2. Italian Language Group Classes are offered: once a week
    10 hours in five weeks - 20 hours in 10 weeks - 12 hours in 8 weeks

  3. More than 60 courses are organized every year

  4. Courses are divided into six progressive levels and are offered during the week (morning, afternoon or evening) and Saturdays (morning and afternoon).

  5. Flexible timetable

  6. Our courses follow the Common European Framework set by the European Council
    Six levels: A1 BEGINNER - A2 ELEMENTARY - B1 INTERMEDIATE - B2 UPPER INTERMEDIATE - C1 ADVANCED - C2 ADVANCED
    Each level is divided in 4 modules. Ex: Beginner A1-1/A1-2/A1-2/A1-4

  7. Class calendar:
    Winter session January - February
    Spring session March - April
    Summer session June - August
    Fall session October - December

CLASS LOCATION:
Generally classes take place in Nepean in a home setting which will be communicated at the time of registration.
By car:
approximately 20 minutes from Westboro or Riverside
approximately 25 minutes from The Glebe
approximately 35 minutes from Byward market
approximately 45 minutes from Gatineau or Orleans
approximately 20 minutes from Kanata or Stittsville
approximately 15 minutes from Manotick

 

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

Standard Courses : Beginner A1, Elementary A2, Intermediate B1, Intermediate B2, Advanced level C1-C2.
Each course covers about 30 -45 hours of small classroom lessons. It is generally divided in:
3 sessions of 5 weeks (10 hours each)
4 sessions of 5 weeks (10 hours each)
2 sessions of 10 weeks (20 hours each)
3 sessions of 8 weeks (15 hours each)
The duration of each course depending on the season, the number of students in the classroom and the textbook utilized.


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.


Standard Italian

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.


Private Classes

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.