Our Intensive Italian courses begin every Monday, for 1/2/3/4 or more weeks.
4 hours (50 minutes) of lessons per day (20 hours per week), classes of 6-12 persons.
These classes are especially convenient in terms of cost-benefit ratio. They enable students to reach a solid grasp of the language in a short time. With our intensive course in Bologna, an Italian environment, you learn to use the Italian language; to speak and understand, as well as to read and write.
The first part of the lesson is devoted to the structure, the use of grammar, and vocabulary.
The second part of the lesson is dedicated to Italian language expression and communication. This second part of the lesson is most effective when done in Italy because students can put their language learnt to good use in a proper Italian environment. This is a reason why studying in Bologna is more effective, as learning just grammar and vocabulary can be done without ever coming to Italy.
Lessons are held in the morning from 9:00 to 12:40, or from 11:20 to 15:00, or in the afternoon from 13:00 to 16:40, all with 20-minute coffee breaks. Lower level classes are in the morning whereas higher level classes are in the second part of the morning and in the afternoon.
After classes there is a programme of extra-curricular activities (visits, meetings, entertainment).
Cultura Italiana is an excellent choice for students for studying Italian in Italy: in Bologna, at Cultura Italiana, students can fully immerse themselves in Italian life. Visits, walks, meetings, aperitivos and events all around the city enable students to meet and chat with Italian people outside of school.
Our levels are:
- A1 (Beginner)
- A1.2 (Elementary)
- A2 (Pre-intermediate)
- B1 (Lower-intermediate)
- B2.1 (Intermediate)
- B2.2 (Upper-intermediate)
- C1 (Advanced)
- C2 (Mastery).
A four-week course corresponds to the completion of one level; each level consists of two teaching units. A two-week course corresponds to the completion of one teaching unit. For non-European language speakers (such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese) and for European language speakers who have limited linguistic skills, 8 weeks is needed to complete one level. From our experience, non-European speakers have a different learning pace and would generally require twice the time to achieve the same competency level.
It is also possible to choose the small group course (3-5 persons) which is a more intense class and therefore different in price.
The average learning rate of for a European language speaker is 12 weeks to reach the B1 level, and a further 12 weeks to reach the C1 level. This progression generally depends on the student, their natural ability, and their intensity and frequency of contact and exposure they have to the Italian language.
In the case of didactic differences within a single class, the school may decide to divide the class into smaller groups and reduce the class-times as follows:
If the class has:
4-5 people: the lesson will last three lesson-hours;
2-3 people: the lesson will last two and a half lesson-hours; or
1 person : the lesson will last 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: in this way, the students can therefore reach the same level as those in larger groups
Classes are held by professional teachers with experience in teaching Italian as a second language. Particular care will be given to the usage of the language, its expression, good comprehension and to the ability of using the language in particular situations.
The courses require our students’ full commitment because the Italian language is difficult but every day students learn in a lively and relaxed environment. If students find the class too difficult or the pace too slow, they can choose a different class of a different level.
Every day, the School provides two hours of homework that students can do at home or at school.
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 can therefore reach the same level as those in larger groups.
|6-12 people per class||3-5 people per class|