WE MEET THE NEEDS AND INTERESTS OF EACH OF OUR DIFFERENT CLASSES
At LINGUA IT, we have taken into account the most recent pedagogic research and adapted these theories to meet the needs of our students. Through this approach, each level develops their language skills in a relaxed and informal environment, improving the four linguistic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.
As well as helping students with their conscious learning of linguistic structures, through the study of grammar and doing exercises, the teachers encourage involvement in a range of activities which support unconscious language acquisition, developing spontaneity and fluency.
We also promote active participation and interaction in class, encouraging students to integrate with the reality of the language. The final aim is to give students control over their own learning so that they can study Italian with autonomy.
The aim of the course is, as far as possible, to conduct lesson which reflect the language of everyday life, preparing students to naturally integrate into real situations with what they have learnt. For this reason, LINGUA IT uses the most authentic teaching materials available.
The choice of books, articles, images and teaching resources used are in accordance with this principle of authenticity. The materials therefore, are wide-ranging from a thematic, linguistic and phonetic point of view: conversations, television programmes, radio shows, songs, announcements, letters, tickets, adverts, diaries, postcards, posters, newspapers, magazines, literary excerpts…the list goes on…
Finally, to meet the class’s wide range of needs, teachers choose materials covering a wide range of themes and subjects so that students get to know the complex reality of modern Italy and the linguistic nuances needed to navigate it. Students gain a deeper knowledge of the true Italy of today and can use this to inform both formal and informal conversations.
At the end of every Italian course at LINGUA IT, students leave with a certificate of attendance which shows the level they reached and the number of hours they studied.
CILS QUALIFICATION (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera)
LINGUA IT also offers preparation courses for the CILS exam, a qualification issued by the Universita per stranieri di Siena. It’s possible to take this exam in Verona, either in December or June.
Levels of Italian
6 levels with a maximum of 10 students per class
At the beginning of the Italian course, students who are not beginners take a test to assess their knowledge and abilities so that they can join the best class for their level of Italian. At the end of each level, there is a final test to move up to the next class and assess each student’s progress.