Our standard classroom courses will start every four months in September, January and May. They will be held once or twice a week for 15 weeks with a total of 30 or 60 hours of lessons. Each lesson lasts for 60 minutes and each class with students lasts for 120 minutes without a break. The programme and course levels correspond to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, from A1 to C1. To reach the individual levels, it is necessary to attend a predetermined number of hours, as shown below in the Table:
The enrolment for non-beginner courses is subject to a placement test.
Class sizes will range from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 14 students.
According to the CEFR, level A1 is the elementary level of contact. At this level, the student is able to understand and use everyday expressions and simple sentences aimed at satisfying needs of a concrete type. He can introduce himself and others and he can ask or answer questions about his personal environment. He is capable of interacting in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly.
In our courses it takes 90 hours and is subdivided into levels A1a, A1b, A1c.
According to the CEFR, level A2 is the elementary level of survival. In this level the student is able to understand and communicate simple information on everyday and common topics. He can describe in an elementary way details of his life or the environment around him; he can express immediate needs.
In our courses it takes 90 hours and is subdivided into levels A2a, A2b, A2c.
According to the CEFR, level B1 is the Intermediate Threshold level. At this level, the student is able to understand (in a clear and standard spoken language) and communicate aspects of familiar topics concerning school, work, leisure, etc. He knows how to express his opinion simply and consistently on familiar or inherent matters of his own interests. He can describe an experience or an event, briefly explain a project or an idea and talk in a concise way about expectations, dreams or goals.
In our courses it takes 150 hours and is subdivided into the levels B1a, B1b, B1c, B1d, B1e.
According to the CEFR, level B2 is the Intermediate Progress level. In this level, the student is able to understand the main ideas of complex texts on both concrete and abstract topics, as well as specialist discussions related to his / her field of specialization. He can interact with fluency and spontaneity as to allow normal interaction with native Italian speakers. He can express himself clearly and in detail on a wide range of topics and manages to explain his point of view on a topic by providing the pros and cons.
In our courses it takes 120 hours and is subdivided into levels B2a, B2b, B2c, B2d.
According to the CEFR, C1 level is the advanced level of Competence. At this level, the student is able to understand a wide range of complex and long texts and can recognize their implicit meaning. They express themselves naturally and smoothly. They use the language flexibly and effectively for social, professional and academic purposes. They can produce clear, well-constructed and articulated texts on complex topics, controlling the structures of speech and the mechanisms of cohesion of the language.
In our courses the course takes 120 hours and is subdivided into the levels C1a, C1b, C1c, C1d.