Intensive Course 20 hours (5 meetings) per week

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Prices 2017 (15% discount!)

4 hours (50 minutes) of lessons per day (20 hours per week), classes of 6-12 people

1 week € 283 241
2 weeks € 520 442
3 weeks € 756 643
4 weeks € 950 807
5 weeks € 1164 989
6 weeks € 1424 1210
7 weeks € 1580 1343
8 weeks € 1804 1533
9 weeks € 2086 1773
10 weeks € 2277 1935
11 weeks € 2517 2139
12 weeks € 2659 2260
13 weeks € 2896 2462
14 weeks € 3132 2662
15 weeks € 3371 2865
16 weeks € 3514 2987
17 weeks € 3749 3187
18 weeks € 3986 3388
19 weeks € 4225 3591
20 weeks € 4371 3715
21 weeks € 4604 3913
22 weeks € 4842 4116
23 weeks € 5082 4320
24 weeks € 5224 4440
25 weeks € 5401 4591
26 weeks € 5589 4471
27 weeks € 5773 4751
28 weeks € 5959 5065
29 weeks € 6145 5223
30 weeks € 6340 5390
32 weeks € 6504 5528
33 weeks € 6586 5598
34 weeks € 6670 5669
35 weeks € 6748 5736
36 weeks € 6830 5805
37 weeks € 6912 5875
38 weeks € 6994 5945
39 weeks € 7076 6015
40 weeks € 7158 6084
41 weeks € 7240 6154
42 weeks € 7324 6225
43 weeks € 7406 6295
44 weeks € 7488 6365
45 weeks € 7570 6434
46 weeks € 7652 6504
47 weeks € 7734 6574
48 weeks € 7816 6644
49 weeks € 7898 6713
50 weeks € 8000 6800
51 weeks € 8000 6800

Prices 2018 (15% discount!)

1 week € 291 247
2 weeks € 536 456
3 weeks € 779 662
4 weeks € 978 831
5 weeks € 1199 1019
6 weeks € 1467 1247
7 weeks € 1627 1383
8 weeks € 1858 1579
9 weeks € 2148 1826
10 weeks € 2345 1993
11 weeks € 2592 2203
12 weeks € 2739 2328
16 weeks € 3619 3076
20 weeks € 4502 3828
24 weeks € 5381 4574
36 weeks € 7035 5980
48 weeks € 8050 6842

It is also possible the small group (3-5 people per class)

Prices 2017

1 week euro 479
2 weeks euro 884
3 weeks euro 1286
4 weeks euro 1625

Prices 2018

1 week euro 493
2 weeks euro 910
3 weeks euro 1324
4 weeks euro 1674

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. 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 where the total immersion creates the necessity to understand and to be understood in Italian. 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. For example, lower level classes are in the morning whereas intermediate and higher level classes are in the second part of the morning. The advanced and special courses are held in the afternoon.

After classes there is a programme of extra-curricular activities (visits, meetings, entertainment).

There are visits, walks, meetings, aperitivos and events all around the city enabling students to meet and chat with Italian people outside of school.

Our levels are:

A1     (Elementary 1)

A1.2  (Elementary 1) In depth Elementarybanner-sconto-eng

A2     (Elementary 2)

B1     (Intermediate 1)

B2.1  (Intermediate 2 )  Upper Intermediate

B2.2  (Intermediate 2) – In depth Upper Intermediate

C1     (Advanced)

C2     (Mastery).

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A four-week course corresponds to one level; each level consists of two teaching units. One teaching unit is a work project for 2 weeks. Each level is divided into 2 teaching units. For those who need to really deepen their Italian, 8 weeks will be needed to complete a level. For example, a non-European language speaker has a different learning pace and in general will require twice the amount of time to reach the same competency levels.

 

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.

Student levels defined by the test on their first day will change over the weeks between group participants, depending on their different learning paces.  If marked differences develop in the group, the school will decide to divide the class in smaller groups and reduce lesson times.  If the formed 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 same or better results are guaranteed. Students will certainly reach the same level of bigger groups.

Active learning

Classes are held by professional teachers with solid 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 daily  situations.

The courses are challenging because using Italian is difficult, but every day students learn new forms in a lively and relaxed environment. The classes are dynamic; if the class becomes too difficult or the pace is too slow for students, they can choose a different class from among different levels.

Every day the school requires students to spend about two hours of their time after the lesson. The two hours of practice can be at home or in school as preferred, for students to revisit and organise the lesson topics by themselves. By doing this, students can organise a “language treasure box” giving them security when they have to express themselves and communicate.