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Centro Italiano Firenze

Methodology

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The teaching methodology adopted by our Italian language school favours an integrated approach based on the direct method, with only Italian being spoken during lessons. Students are stimulated to use the language immediately, gradually working towards an understanding of the basic structures and grammar of Italian. This enables you to apply language patterns learnt, independently, in many different situations. During the language lessons, attention is focussed on students' individual needs and their different learning-styles. For this reason, there is a wide range of didactic activity used in class, e.g. individual -, pair- and group-work as well as diverse channels of communication.

LEVELS

Beginners (A1)
This course is for students who have never been in contact with the Italian language. Teachers will offer them simple communication instruments to get in touch with other people (introducing, speaking about themselves, ordering at a bar, going shopping, asking for information).
Elementary (A2)
This course gives  students the essential grammatical and lexical instruments for everyday social situations, to narrate past experiences and speak about future expectations.
Intermediate (B1)
The aim of this course is to give the students the ability to speak correctly about past happenings or to express wishes and suppositions. At the same time, the students will be put into contact with simple Italian texts and passages for discussion.
Upper intermediate (B2)
At the end of this course, students will have the ability to formulate suppositions in a complete way and to express ideas about every situation. The teaching method is enriched by reading news- papers and magazines and producing written texts.
Advanced 1 (C1)
The two objectives of this course are a good, analytical knowledge of Italian grammar and the development of speaking abilities through the use of difficult texts and audio-visual media.
Advanced 2 (C2)
The objectives are the same as those above, but with greater attention to learning different linguistic styles and written production.