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.
The techniques are essential and effective, and students leave the classes speaking conversational Italian in a very short time. The instructor develops and prints curriculum adapted to her specific teaching method. The pamphlets with the included CDs are created to make understandable the essentials of the Italian Language structure. The Cds about Art and Cities, contemporary Poetry and Music give a full immersion in the Italian culture.
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Your Italian proficiency level will be evaluated by the teacher according to this framework:
A1 - Beginner:
Understands familiar Italian expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of concrete needs.
Can introduce him/herself and answer questions about personal details such as the place of residence and belongings.
Can hold a simple conversation in Italian if the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 - Elementary:
Understands frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance like personal and family information.
Can communicate in routine situations requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar matters.
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and immediate needs.
B1 - Intermediate:
Understands the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where Italian is spoken.
Can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
Can describe events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 - Independent:
Understands the main ideas of complex Italian text on both concrete and abstract topics.
Interaction with native Italian speakers can happen with fluency and spontaineity and without strain for either party.
Can produce clear text on a wide variety of subjects and expose a point of view given the various options.
C1 - Advanced:
Understands a wide range of demanding, longer Italian texts, and recognizes implicit meaning.
Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use Italian flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
Can produce detailed, well-structured text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns and connectors.
C2 - Proficient:
Easily understands virtually everything heard or read in Italian.
Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources and reconstruct arguments in a coherent presentation.
Expresses him/herself spontaneously, fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in complex situations.
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.