Italian Courses

Group courses, one-to-one courses and tailor-made courses
Italian Courses
GROUP COURSES
Groups of up to 8 people with homogeneous linguistic ability. Your level is verified by the teachers through a test .

LEVELS
Group courses are held at 6 levels:
BASIC  A1 and A2; INTERMEDIATE B1 and B2; ADVANCED C1 and C2.
 
LENGTH
The group course is developed in 1-4 weeks and foresees 5 lessons a week of 4 hours each, for a total of  20 hours weekly. You may decide to prolongue your course if you wish.

LESSON TIMES
From Monday to Friday in the morning from 9.15 to 13.15
or in the afternoon from 14.15 to 18.15.
15 minute break

CONTENT
All three courses foresee the use of a text book with attached audio CD, authentic material for readings chosen by the teachers based on topics of interest which come up during the lesson, video cassettes and CDrom to view during the lessons or as homework.
Homework is given for personal study after the lesson. In particular, the content of the three levels has the following objectives.

BASIC LEVEL A1-A2
The basic level serves to create the initial skills of communicating in a simple and correct way and to gradually increase the variety of vocabulary and expressions necessary to make your stay in Italy rich in stimuli and discoveries. The course includes reading interesting and simple material, in order to learn  new aspects of Italian culture.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL B1-B2
The medium level allows you to improve your linguistic knowledge by presenting a broader and more articulate linguistic repertoire. The students become more autonomous and are able to speak with more ease in different every day situations.

ADVANCED LEVEL C1 –C2
The advanced level will bring your Italian to perfection, enrich  it with new words, and increase your ability to memorise expressions, verbs and the more complex language structures. You will discover new aspects and particular details about the language, different communication forms, from formal to informal, neologisms and idiomatic expressions.

ONE-TO-ONE COURSES AND TAILOR-MADE COURSES
The one-to-one courses take place in Cervia Milano MArittima. On request, individual courses may be held in the hotel you are staying at.

ADVANTAGES
A lailor-made course allows you to decide the time of your lesson according to your personal needs. The objective of the course is specific and may be profession oriented and reflects personal interests such as travelling, art, gastronomy, nature, sport etc.

DURATION
From 1 to 10 weeks or more for a total of 30 – 100 hours.
We suggest a course of at least 50 hours for those starting to learn a language at an elementary level.  

TIMES
In the morning or afternoon. It is possible to alternate the time of the lessons according to your own daily schedule. The holiday must include not only study, but also time by the sea, trips, shopping and relaxation. Those who choose individual lessons are free to decide how to plan their day in a flexible way.

DAYS
Monday to Saturday

CILS CERTIFICATION is a certificate of Italian as a Second Language at the University for Foreign Students in Siena. It is suitable for those who wish to measure their own level of competence in Italian and is internationally recognised. There are 6 levels, and T.I.S. school will help you to prepare for the relative exams and will arrange your enrolment in the proper exam centres.