OBJECTIVE: the curriculum developed for this course aims at the acquisition of the right skills to interact in Italian in different daily situations both inside and outside school (e.g. restaurants, shops, business dinner…) by means of an intensive programme of lessons.
DESCRIPTION: this intensive course runs from Monday to Friday, 20 lessons per week, 4 per day – from 1 to a maximum of 4 weeks.
Focus of the course is spoken communication amongst the students of different nationalities attending the same class and having mixed ages. Art, literature as well as the city culture are some of the topics of dialogue and discussions proposed by the teachers to make lessons more interactive and fun. This is a foundation course; students can decide to add extra lessons according to their specific needs and expectations.
RECOMMENDED FOR: those students who want to acquire a strong insight in the Italian language and culture and, at the same time, have the chance to enjoy a dynamic and young Milan and discover its artistic and incredibly modern monuments and buildings.
OBJECTIVE: two extra hours per day on top of the intensive course offer the students a better chance to enlarge their vocabulary, improve communicative abilities and refine their speaking skills in a very short time.
DESCRIPTION: the course consists of 4 intensive Italian lessons per day plus 2 extra hours of conversation per day for a total of 30 lessons per week. The conversation lessons are organised in groups according to the students’ level of ability in the language in order to improve effectively their confidence in speaking and listening. Besides, this is also a good chance to make use of the acquired vocabulary while discussing about different topics.
RECOMMENDED FOR: students wishing to speak Italian fluently and who want to reach this goal in the shortest time possible. The grammar and vocabulary learnt during the standard lessons will be practiced during special conversation sessions in group.
OBJECTIVE: the course aims at deepening the student’s knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, expressions, and other specific issues, according to his/her personal or professional requirements by adding one-to-one lessons to the standard course.
DESCRIPTION: five or ten 45-minute lessons, from Monday to Friday, to be added to the Italian intensive language course. This programme is particularly effective since it combines the benefit offered by learning and interacting in a group with the flexibility and the individual attention proposed by private lessons.
In this way, students are ensured that these sessions are 100% focused on their requirements and match their specific needs – e.g. a university test or an important job interview or a simple reinforcement of the language.
RECOMMENDED FOR: students wishing to deepen their insight in the language at their personal learning pace and according to their personal or professional needs.