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Italian Classes in Rome


- Group courses begin every two weeks
- Groups have an average of 7 to 8 students and a maximum of 12
- The mini-groups of the Intensive-Plus Course have no more than 3 people
- Groups include participants of many different nationalities
- Lessons are held mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday
- Each type of course is offered at all Italian levels
- Each hour of the lesson lasts 50 minutes
- Group courses are conducted daily by two different teachers of Italian, each of whom teaches two hours at a time

 

Intensive Italian Courses

Intensive Standard Italian Courses

20 lessons/week

This Italian language course includes four hours of group lessons a day. Based on their level, participants can acquire a basic knowledge of the Italian language or improve and perfect the knowledge they already have.

 

Intensive Italian Course "Expresso"

15 lessons/week

This Italian language course includes four hours of group lessons a day. Based on their level, participants can acquire a basic knowledge of the Italian language or improve and perfect the knowledge they already have.

 

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Intensive-plus Italian Language Courses

20 lessons/week, group course + 5 lessons/week in mini-group (max 3 participants)

This Italian language course includes four hours of group lessons plus one additional hour in a mini group daily (max 3 participants). The mini-group offers the possibility to further pursue and perfect the material covered in the first part of the lesson.

 

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Superintensive “A” Italian Language Courses

20 lessons/week, group course + 5 lessons/week, individual lessons

This Italian language course includes four hours of group lessons plus one hour of individual Italian lessons daily. The individual lesson offers the chance to personalize the material and the program of the rest of the course.

 

Superintensive “B” Italian Language Courses

20 lessons/week, group course + 10 lessons/week, individual lessons

This Italian language course includes four hours of group lessons plus 2 hours of individual lessons daily. It has the same structure as the Superintensive "A" but the two hours of individual lessons allow students to reach specific learning goals more quickly.

 

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Extra Italian Courses

Preparatory Course for C.I.L.S. Exam (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language)

All Italian group courses serve to prepare students for the CILS Exam. However, if you are interested in a more specific preparation, we suggest the course taught by our teachers who specialize in this area.

Our Italian language school is an authorized examination centre for the CILS certificate (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera), offered by the Università per Stranieri di Siena (University for Foreigners of Siena). The CILS certificate is a title of proficiency in the Italian language and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Therefore, it is widely acknowledged in all fields yielding this certificate essential when seeking employment in Italy or the international labor market. Furthermore, the CILS certificate is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education and it is considered as a requirement for the admission of International students to the Italian higher education system. The successful accomplishment of the Livello CILS Due – B2 exam exempt international students from the Italian proficiency admissions test at the University.

 

Italian Courses for Seniors

Vacation/study for participants of the age of 50 and up. This type of course offers the chance to combine the study of Italian with a pleasant and interesting holiday in Italy. A rich cultural program goes along with the courses.

This Italian language course will be conducted in small, same-level groups in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

The groups are international, making it possible to meet people from all over the world who want to combine the study of Italian with an interesting vacation in Rome, Italy.

A rich cultural program organized by the Italian Language School goes along with the course:

  • guided tours within Rome with experts in the History of Art and Italian Architecture;
  • excursions in the environs of Rome;
  • a full-day trip over the weekend;
  • and a seminar on Italian food and wines.

In addition, trips to museums, concerts and other cultural events can be organized.

We offer the possibility of staying in single rooms in private Italian homes during the course. This type of accommodation includes a kitchen and a bathroom. Upon request, hotel accommodation can also be arranged.

Course length: 2 weeks

Levels: from beginner to advanced

 

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Italian Course + Design

An intensive Italian language course in Rome for lovers of design, fashion, graphic arts, film, and photography. The school, in collaboration with "IED Rome", offers a three week full immersion course in Italian language and style, in the world capital of art, crossroads of culture and thriving cosmopolitan city. Beyond studying the language, participants get an insider’s view of a range of creative disciplines from film and photography to visual arts, fashion and architecture. The program covers design theory and planning, with visits to advertising agencies, design firms and fashion studios.

The first two weeks of the program includes Italian language classes, 4 lessons daily. On the first day participants are given an oral and written test to place them at the appropriate level, from beginner to advanced. Classes are made up of a maximum of 12 students from countries around the world. Instructors are specialized in the teaching of Italian as a second language, using a direct communicative method encouraging students to actively practice the language. Particular emphasis is given to conversation skills, allowing students to express themselves and interact in Italian from the very first day of the course.

Throughout the course, participants are involved in a rich and varied cultural experience offered through the center. Participation in the program is free of charge, other than expenses for food, drinks, transportation and entrances to museums and architectural sites.

 

Italian Culture

Extracurricular Program: An Introduction to the Italian Culture

Living in Italy - even if it is only for a short time - is a unique experience, full of opportunities. Rome is a lively metropolis, with an exciting cultural scene.

The city offers a broad range of events throughout the year to satisfy the tastes of all age groups. It has the world's largest outdoor museum, hundreds of churches, countless monuments, museums, galleries, theaters and cinemas.

 

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Cultural Seminars: Italian culture, food and wine

The Italian language school organizes seminars led by experts active in various fields of Italian culture. These seminars are directed towards those who have at least an intermediate knowledge of the Italian language. The minimum number of participants in each group is five and students interested in taking part in a particular seminar may reserve a place at the beginning of the Italian language course. The cost of the seminars is not included in the enrollment fees and will be charged extra.

 

Italian Cooking Courses

In recent years, there has been a world wide “Renaissance” of Italian cooking, known for its creativity, refinement and distictive flavours. Italian cuizine is built on centuries of tradition and offers a rich variety of savory dishes widely diverse in their taste and aromas. Italy’s cuizines is a reflection of the diversity of its people, its geography and its climate. To enjoy Italian food is to enjoy the country’s natural bounty from the mountains , plains, lakes and the sea.

Our courses preserve the tradition of Italian cooking, with the fresh, natural ingredients, and are a salute to good food through a healthy, slow and responsible way of eating.
We offer four types of Italian cooking courses designed to suit your interests:

- Italian & Cooking - one week language and cooking course
- Italian Cooking – one week cooking course only
- Individual Cooking Course
- Professional Italian Cooking Course

 

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Special Program: Study Italian and Live at a Private Teacher's Home

 

Accommodation while studying in Rome

Students have the following housing options:

  • Room in an apartment with other students
  • Room in shared apartment (with local residents)
  • Independent housing (hostel/hotel)