At the beginning of each language course, students (beginners excluded) are given a short test to evaluate their competence and determine which level they are best suited to. At the conclusion of each course level, students sit a final test. The results are evaluated and used to determine whether the student is ready to proceed onto the next course level. The language courses are divided into six levels with a maximum number of ten students per class and a minimum number of three.
Beginners Course (A1):
In the Beginners Level, students learn basic communication skills clearly geared for the everyday. A strong grammar base is introduced and the vocabulary taught is simple but precise.
Elementary Course (A2):
Students of the Elementary Level actively participate in conversation structured around general issues and topics. In this course, solid focus is given to the correct employment of various grammatical principles and rules and students develop a comprehensive and broad vocabulary.
Pre-Intermediate Course (B1):
Through discussion and textual analysis, students in the Pre-Intermediate Level explore a range of complicated themes and ideas, gaining a strong command of the Italian language and a deeper understanding of both grammatical and linguistic elements. In this course, students are exposed to the language of the mass media and the variable nature of Italian as it is affected by intonation and different contexts within Italian society.
Intermediate Course (B2):
This course is dedicated to perfecting students' communication skills and equipping them with an understanding of the nuances that make up a thorough knowledge of Italian. In the Intermediate Course, students are taught the correct usage of colloquialisms and idiomatic expressions and are also exposed to some of the more complex structures of the Italian language.
Post-Intermediate Course (C1):
This course helps students exercise their Italian language skills by focusing on a variety of conceivable real-life situations. Pupils of the Post-intermediate Level secure a full and comprehensive mastery of all the grammatical and syntactical structures of the Italian language and are also exposed to the vocabulary and idiom of the workplace. This course level also equips students iwh the necessray skills for composing a variety of written documents.
Advanced Course (C2):
This proficiency perfection course aims to enrich and embellish students' vocabulary and perfect their ability to communicate in a rapid and precise manner. Pupils participate in a variety of dicussion groups to help them fine-tune their syntax and meliorate their written and oral expression. Advanced-level textual analysis of a variety of excerpts, documents and essays also forms part of the course syllabus, helping students to distinguish between the subtelties of style and vocabulary used in each and the reasons why. Completion of the Advaced C2 course is a prerequisite for teachng Italian as a second language.