Our courses offer a comprehensive and integrated approach to the study of the Italian language: we use in fact different methods and techniques to enable our students to really learn the language spoken by the Italians.
Every group course consist of maximum of six participants to guarantee an high level of teaching, so that during the classes communicative interaction can be very effective.
Each course is designed to meet the interests and needs of students taking into account their initial linguistic and communicative level. To achieve this goal we usually prefer to communicate always in Italian even though our students are absolute beginners, using self-produced learning resources and specific manuals for teaching. For students who already have a good knowledge of Italian we often use authentic materials such as commercials, lyrics, videos and newspaper articles.
In each lesson we pay great attention to Italian culture so that the study of language doesn’t only consist of simple grammar exercises. All people spontaneously learn their mother tongue and, when they speak, they do not actually think about the rules of grammar. These may in fact serve only to improve their language production but do not improve linguistic acquisition. Therefore our teachers have the task of selecting teaching materials to make linguistic acquisition natural and spontaneous.
So we give our students a text book but often integrate it with extra resources.
In each course we propose the harmonious development of the four primary skills: listening, writing, comprehension, speaking and writing.