TYPES OF COURSES
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 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.
Italian for Special Purpose
A BEGINNER- INTERMEDIATE 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.
Italian for Flight Attendants
This is a course for cabin crew members who'd like to be able to communicate with Italian passengers in their native tongue. Languages are a valuable asset for flight attendants: many airlines pay extra for language skills or require knowledge of a foreign language for promotion.
Topics that will typically be discussed during the course:
1. Reading and improvising announcements (bring your own or rely on our experience with airliners);
2. Aviation related vocabulary;
3. Simple conversation skills with special emphasis on polite and courteous Italian;
4. Catering: food and beverages plus communicating with caterers on the ramp and other ground staff;
5. Linguistic training for difficult situations on board: dealing with delays, connecting flights, special assistance passengers, emergencies;
6. Generic traveler's vocabulary;
7. Language tips for your layover: hotel check-in, shopping, ordering meals, etc.
Italian for the Theologians
This is a specific course for priests and theologians in general who want to learn the religious vocabulary and formulae of the liturgy.
During the course students can analyses, with the help of the teacher, tests derived from the Sacred Books (Bible and Gospel). The course also includes lessons about pronunciation and intonation.