These consist of four hours of classes, (plus two hours of homework) daily for five days a week in classes of 6 to 12 persons. The courses begin every Monday and finish on the Friday of the last week of the selected period of study (see STARTING DATES). There are four classes each of 50 minutes, with a 20-minute break in the middle. From 09:00 a.m. to 12.40 p.m. or from 01.00 p.m. to 04.40 p.m. Classes for elementary (basic) levels are in the morning and the ones for higher levels are in the afternoon. During the first half of the morning or afternoon one teacher gives lessons on grammar structure and vocabulary; during the second another one concentrates on expression and communication.
These courses are especially convenient in terms of cost-benefit ratio. They enable the student to achieve a solid grasp of the language in a short time. The class numbers are ideal in affording an opportunity for full participation by all.
The four-week course is the standard, corresponding to one level. A1 (Basic 1), A2 (Basic 2), B1 (Intermediate 1), B2 (Intermediate 2), C1 (Advanced 1) and C2 (Advanced 2). The two-week course is the equivalent of the first or second part of a course level. Students may also progressively attend a series of standard courses in succession in the same class.
The 12-week course is to be recommended for the ratio between time spent and results. Far a beginner it represents half the entire curriculum. There are also opportunities to take part in three-week or one-week courses. In case of didactic differences within a single class, the school may decide to divide the class into smaller groups and reduce the class-time as follows:
4-5 people: three lesson-hours;
2-3 people: two and a half lesson-hours;
1 person: one and a quarter lesson-hours (every lesson-hour consists of 50 minutes).
Small groups usually do more intensive work in class and at home: the students will then reach the same level as those in larger groups.
These courses are tailored specially to suit those staying in Italy over a longer period who wish to learn at a slower pace. They are held in the afternoon and evening and consist of two classes a week, each of three hours. Every class is of 50 minutes, on Tuesdays and Thursdays or on Wednesdays and Fridays. Classes are made up of 6 to 12 students. These classes begin every Tuesday.
The standard course of 12 weeks is the equivalent of one level. Students in the same class may also progressively attend a series of standard courses in succession.
A six-week course is the equivalent of the first or second part of a complete level.
If the number of students in the class is 4-5, each lesson lasts 2 hours, if 2-3 one and a half hours, while one person receives a one-hour lesson (every lesson-hour consists of 50 minutes). Small groups usually do more intensive work in class and at home: the students will then reach the same levels as those in larger groups.
Individual tuition intensifies rapid learning because teachers can devote themselves to the specific learning needs of the student. The student has the right to choose subjects for study (for eg.: art, literature, music, poetry, history, Italian cultural and social life, business, etc). The individual standard course consists of 30 hours of 60 minutes each divided into one or two weeks. This course is the equivalent of one level. The students may also choose the number of hours and the times of lessons, these being previously agreed with the Secretary.
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The individual course can be enlarged to include a second person of the same level. Its period and length can be arranged by the two students themselves. The two-person tuition intensifies rapid learning because teachers can devote themselves to the specific learning needs of the students. The two students have the right to choose subjects for study (for eg.: art, literature, music, poetry, history, Italian cultural and social life, business, etc). The two-person standard course consists of 30 hours of 60 minutes each divided into one or two weeks. This course is the equivalent of one level. The students may also choose the number of hours and the times of lessons, these being previously agreed with the Secretary.
This is the equivalent of an intensive course for 6-12 persons although the number of participants in this case is confined to 3-5 persons. In cases in which it is not possible to organise a small group because there are no other participants at the same level, the student is free to choose either a.the intensive 6-12 person course of four hours a day, 20 hours a week, plus one additional individual hour for himself or herself each day, i.e. five hours of additional one-to-one instruction per week without any extra charge (Fee: Intensive course small group); b.b. the intensive 6-12 person course of four hours a day, 20 hours a week, with a reduction in the fee for this course (Fee: Intensive course 6-12 people) Please indicate the likely alternative preferred.
These are courses for those learning Italian for professional purposes or specific cultural aims. This specialised teaching offers: an intensive course of four hours each day for 6-12 persons, or 20 hours a week altogether, plus one hour of individual lessons a day on a particular subject, making an additional five one-to-one hours a week.
These courses are designed for professional aims.
This course prepares the student for the admission examination to Italian universities, and also provides preparation for Erasmus students.
These courses prepare tourist guides and those in the tourist agency, hotel and restaurant fields.
These courses for those with cultural or professional interests in the arts. They include sessions with professors of Bologna University.
These courses are for students and others specifically interested in Italian literature and its history. They include sessions with critics and writers.
This course is aimed at architects interested in history of architecture, in problems of restoration work and latest developments in Italian architecture. They include guided tours with a history expert in Italian architecture.
Courses for doctors and medical students include sessions with doctors and visits to health centres. Bologna boasts both Italy’s best medical teaching and its best health services.
This course is based on theory of translation in coordination with a professor of the Institute of the Science of Communication of Bologna University.
These are back-up Italian courses for the teaching of Italian by non-Italians. They include comparison of didactic methods.
The School also organises special courses for various other fields. On request it would be possible to organise a course by a specialist in a particular field, combined with language teaching by a member of the School staff. Please make applications to the Secretary.