To complete the entire beginner course the students need to attend 100 hours course, 4 terms.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: interact in a simple way provided the other person is prepared to repeat or rephrase things at a slower rate of speech and help me formulate what I'm trying to say. I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics.
The book used for all the beginners course is the “New Italian Espresso”.
To complete the entire intermediate level the students need to attend 200 hours course, 8 terms, of which the 4 beginners plus the 4 intermediate.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. You can handle very short social exchanges, even though I can't usually understand enough to keep the conversation going myself. You can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions, your educational background and your present or most recent job.
The book used for all the Intermediate course is the “Nuovo Espresso 2”.
To complete the entire upper intermediate level the students need to attend 300 hours course, 12 terms, of which the 4 beginners, the 4 intermediate and 4 upper intermediate.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). You can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events your dreams, hopes and ambitions. You can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. You can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.
The book used for the entire Upper intermediate course is the “Nuovo Espresso 3”.
All those 4 levels are suitable for all students who have at least 280 hours of previous Italian study and wants still improve the level of grammar.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. You can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining my views. You can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to my field of interest. You can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
The book used for the entire B2 course is the “Nuovo Espresso 4”.
Those levels are for students who have already covered all the Italian grammar and want to revise or improve some part of it.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. You can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. You can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skillfully to those of other speakers. You can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating subthemes, developing particular points and rounding off with an appropriate conclusion.
The book used for the entire C1 course is the “Nuovo Espresso 5”.
To have access to this level, students need to have completed at least 350 hours of Italian courses.
At the end of the 4 levels the student will be able to: You can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. You can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. If you do have a problem you can backtrack and restructure around the difficulty so smoothly that other people are hardly aware of it.
The book used for this course will be decided according to the students needs.