Intensive Course 20 hours (5 meetings) per week

 

Prices 2018

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

1 week € 291
2 weeks € 536
3 weeks € 779

Autumn Discount!

4 weeks € 978 880
5 weeks € 1199 1079
6 weeks € 1467 1320
7 weeks € 1627 1464
8 weeks € 1858 1672
9 weeks € 2148 1933
10 weeks € 2345 2111
11 weeks € 2592 2333
12 weeks € 2739 2191

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13 weeks € 2983 2386
14 weeks € 3226 2508
15 weeks € 3472 2778
16 weeks € 3619 2895
17 weeks € 3861 3089
18 weeks € 4105 3284
19 weeks € 4352 3482
20 weeks € 4502 3602
21 weeks € 4742 3794
22 weeks € 4987 3990
23 weeks € 5234 4187
24 weeks € 5381 4305
25 weeks € 5563 4450
26 weeks € 5757 4606
27 weeks € 5946 4757
28 weeks € 6138 4910
29 weeks € 6329 5063
30 weeks € 6530 5224
31 weeks € 6615 5292
32 weeks € 6699 5359
33 weeks € 6783 5426
34 weeks € 6870 5496
35 weeks € 6950 5560
36 weeks € 7035 5628
37 weeks € 7119 5695
38 weeks € 7204 5763
39 weeks € 7288 5830
40 weeks € 7373 5898
41 weeks € 7457 5966
42 weeks € 7544 6035
43 weeks € 7628 6102
44 weeks € 7713 6170
45 weeks € 7797 6238
46 weeks € 7881 6305
47 weeks € 7966 6373
48 weeks € 8050 6440
49 weeks € 8135 6508
50 weeks € 8240 6592
51 weeks € 8240 6592

 

 

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

Prices 2018

1 week €  493
2 weeks €  910
3 weeks €  1324
4 weeks €  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.