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Italian for Foreigners

Italian for foreigners

Our Italian courses  for foreigners guide you to the Italian language and Italian culture world. Our Language courses are based on a new CLT approach (Communicative language teaching, which is combined with MSL (multisensory structured language approach).  Classroom activities guided by mother tongue qualified teacher  develop  all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with an emphasis on oral communication, ).  Classroom are characterised by trying to produce meaningful and real communication, at all levels and  bring  great benefits to students.

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Basic User

A1 – Breakthrough (or beginner): 60 academic hours
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 – Waystage (or elementary): 120 academic hours
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Independent User

B1 – Threshold (or intermediate): 180 academic hours
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 – Vantage (or upper intermediate): 180 academic hours
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation.
Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Proficient User

C1 – Effective Operational Proficiency (or advanced): 180 academic hours
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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