To complete the entire Beginner course students need to attend 4 consecutive terms for a total of 100 hours.
At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to: Communicate in a simple manner if the person they are speaking to is willing to speak slowly and clearly and is ready to repeat or rephrase sentences. Can understand, ask and answer simple questions associated with immediate needs or very familiar topics.
The book used for all the beginner courses is “New Italian Espresso”.
To complete the entire Intermediate courses, students will need to attend 8 terms, 4 Beginners and 4 Intermediate courses for a total of 200 hours.
At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to: Communicate and make him/herself understood in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. Interact in short simple social exchanges (e.g. describe and give information about family, background, work, immediate surroundings and personal information).
The book used for all the Intermediate courses is “Nuovo Espresso 2”.
To complete the Upper Intermediate levels, students will need to attend 12 terms, 4 Beginners, 4 Intermediate and 4 Upper Intermediate courses for a total of 300 hours.
At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to: Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the Italian language is spoken. Participate in conversations on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). Describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Make brief statements and explanations for one’s opinions and plans. Narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe one’s reactions and views.
The book used for the entire Upper intermediate courses is “Nuovo Espresso 3”.
The Advanced courses are subdivided into several levels based on previous knowledge and studies.
All 4 levels are suitable for students who have completed at least 280 hours of previous Italian studies and want to improve their grammar skills. At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to:
Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible and comfortable. Take active part in discussions in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining one’s positions and views. Present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to your fields of interest. Explain a viewpoint on a topical issue, expressing advantages and disadvantages of the various options.
The book used for the entire B2-C1 courses is “Nuovo Espresso 4”.
These levels are suitable for students who have already studied all Italian grammar Tenses (present, past, imperfect, present perfect, past perfect, future, conditional, subjunctive and hypothetical period) and want to either revise or improve their grammar skills.
At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to: Express themselves fluently and spontaneously without having to search for words and expressions frequently.
Use language effectively in their social and professional environment. Formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate their contribution skillfully to those of other speakers. Present clear, detailed descriptions of complex topics, develop opinions and appropriate conclusions.
The book used for the entire C1 courses is “Nuovo Espresso 5”.
Those levels are designed for all students who want to further practice their Italian but not just focus on grammar.
To have access to this level, students need to have completed at least 350 hours of Italian courses. The course will be organized by a teacher based on the student’s needs. To receive more information related to this course please contact the school.
At the end of the 4 levels students will be able to: Take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. Express him/herself fluently and convey variations in tone or meaning in more complex topics and conversations.
The book used for this course will be decided according to the students needs.