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About the classes: The instructor uses the Cds about Art and Cities, contemporary Poetry and Music to give a full immersion in the Italian Culture. The classes are programmed for: Beginner (vocabulary, rules of grammar), Intermediate (reading, translating), Advanced (music, movies, literature), Conversations.
L'istruttore utilizza Cds sull'Arte e sulle Città, Poesia e Musica per offrire una visione completa della cultura italiana. Le classi sono programmate per: Principianti, (vocabolario, regole di grammatica), Intermedio (lettura, traduzione), Avanzato (musica, film, letteratura). Conversazioni.
Your Italian proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:
A1 - Beginner:
A2 - Elementary:
B1 - Intermediate:
B2 - Independent:
C1 - Advanced:
C2 - Proficient:
Why learn Italian? If you are into art, music, design, architecture, opera or food, Italian is the language to learn! Italy is one of the leading economies of the world and many foreign companies operating in Italy require that employees speak both English and Italian. Italy is a major player in fashion, interior design, culinary arts, furniture, robotics, electromechanics, transportation and space engineering.
Italian is widely recognized as one of the most beautiful languages in the world, and if you think it is useless, you are wrong! Italian is an official language in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino and the Vatican, and is widely spoken as a second language in countries around Italy, in Australia, Africa, Canada, the US and South-America.
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Having a long history of immigration, and especially because of its status as a port of entry to the rest of the country, New York is home to groups of nearly every ethnic origin in the world. It is estimated that almost 37% of the city's population is foreign-born. The most important immigrant groups are Latin-Americans from Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Ecuador and Haiti, followed by communities from Russia, India and Bangladesh, while the number of Chinese immigrants is one of the largest in the country! The most widely spoken languages in New York City are: English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, French Creole, Yiddish and French.