Our teaching method is based on communication. Students actively exercise the fundamental functions of the language. Particular attention is given to conversation, in order to develop students’ abilities to express themselves and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course. Naturally this method includes the study of the rules of syntax and grammar, as essential to Italian language learning, but which alone are insufficient for gaining a true command.
Our instructors are university graduates with extensive teaching experience both in Italy and abroad. Before joining our staff, teachers attend our own specialization course and undergo a training period. The school is a training center for Italian language teachers accredited by the Ministry of Education and by the Siena University for Foreigners.
The permanent teaching staff is directed by a curriculum coordinator who also supervises the development of new and up-to-date teaching materials.
Before the beginning of their first course, students are given oral and a written entrance tests to determine their knowledge of the Italian language and thus ensure that they are placed in the appropriate level.
Students must pass an evaluation test at the end of each level in order to move up to the next one.
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In its non-stop effort to offer the finest methods and materials, the school has developed its own textbooks and listening materials.
"Real-world" materials are carefully collected and used throughout the courses: YouTube excerpts, DVDs, radio and TV podcasts, newspaper and magazine articles, films, literary texts, songs, internet pages and PowerPoint audio-visual presentations.
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