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Special Courses

 

Special Courses

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SHORT COURSES

Short courses are an affordable way to enhance your Italian learning experience and give you an opportunity to explore fields which fall outside of the standard courses:

CONVERSATION SHORT COURSE (ONLINE)

This course offers you the chance to chat in Italian and practice your Italian speaking skills - or just enjoy chatting with others - along with our qualified Italian teachers who support you in keeping the conversation going, supplying stimulating topics and offering corrections or explanations 

It's an ideal course to add to your standard course or simply to pick up as an opportunity to practice your Italian. There will be a number of different levels offered, tailored to the speaking skills of each - from A2 - C2.

Complete this form to express interest and receive more information about times: https://forms.gle/TCydtW91nYG6hfSGA

Target: Students with a minimum of A2.6.
Duration: 4 weeks, 1 hour, twice a week.
Fees: $200 for non-IIC members/ $180 for IIC members

Materials: ALL SUPPLIED

THEATRE SHORT COURSE (CURRENTLY ONLINE)

Through the reading of Natalia Ginzburg's brief stageplay "Ti ho sposato per allegria" I married you for fun - students will read the play, taking it in turns to play the different roles, and explore the spoken language of an Italian family situation.

This is a wonderful opportunity to expand vocab and live an authentic Italian experience by studying and reading a situation that is played out in many Italian living rooms, but behind closed doors. 

Natalia Ginzburg was one of Italy's most important contemporary authors up to her death in 1991 and shines a light on the way Italians live. The play itself is a lot of fun and by repeating the lines of the characters, students will improve their own speaking capabilities.

Complete this form to express interest and receive more information about times: https://forms.gle/TCydtW91nYG6hfSGA

Target: Students with a minimum of A2.6.
Duration: 4 weeks, 2 hours a week.
Fees: $200 for non-IIC members/ $180 for IIC members
Materials: EBOOK of TI HO SPOSATO PER ALLEGRIA by NATALIA GINZBURG.

ROLE PLAYING IN BEGINNER'S ITALIAN

When you are at the beginning of your Italian learning journey it is not easy to find opportunities for fluent speaking. Through role play, beginner students have a chance to practice by using the language they have learned: asking for information, ordering in a restaurant, checking in to a hotel, catching a train (for example). Through role playing the brain can associate context to new language and absorb new vocab and sentence structures. 

Complete this form to express interest and receive more information about times: https://forms.gle/TCydtW91nYG6hfSGA

Target: Students with a minimum of A1.2 to A2.
Duration: 4 weeks, 1 hour, twice a week.
Fees: $200 for non-IIC members/ $180 for IIC members
Materials: ALL SUPPLIED

SE POTESSI ANDARE IN ITALIA (CURRENTLY ONLINE)

Learn about different Italian regions, strengthen your grammar knowledge, expand your Italian vocabulary and practice speaking and listening in Italian.

With each city you will learn a little bit about the history, the monuments, the traditions, the music, art and food.

Your Italian teacher will use the online program "zoom" and take advantage of all it can offer in terms of file sharing, videos, comprehension. This is an integrated approach to language learning. All materials supplied.

ITINERARY:

DAY ONE: A visit to Rome.

DAY TWO: Wander around Orvieto.

DAY THREE: Stop off in Pienza.

DAY FOUR: A day in Firenze.

Target: Three levels available - elementary, intermediate and advanced.
Duration: 4 weeks, 2 hours, once a week.
Fees: $200 for non-IIC members/ $180 for IIC members
Materials: ALL SUPPLIED


ITALIAN FOR TRAVELLING

Overview/course content and outcome:


During this course you will learn how to introduce yourself, giving and asking personal information, how to order in a bar or restaurant, purchase in a shop, book a hotel, ask for directions or make arrangments to meet someone. Cultural knowledge is also part of this course, as it is important for students to be aware of some traditions, beliefs and behaviours they will experience while in Italy.
Different grammar topics are covered during the course, through the use of inductive grammar.
Classes will work on the four abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing), focusing on the speaking.
A communicative approach is used. Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work. Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and homework tasks.
Target audience: Suitable for someone that has no previous knowledge of Italian.
Students are expected to purchase their own textbook.
The teacher will supply additional material, both tailor-made and taken from other sources (textbooks, newspapers and new media).
Duration: 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly / Semi intensive 5 weeks, 3 hours per week
Fees: full fee $350, Membership fee $320 / Semi intensive full fee $350, membership fee $320




ITALIAN FOR ITALIANS
Overview/course content and outcome:


The course is designed for those who have a previous knowledge of the language, but want to improve it, through the reading of articles, listening to the news, or watching a movie.
The course is aimed to give you the confidence to talk in Italian, about different range of topics, such as politics, the economy, current affairs and offers you an insight on what Italy is today.
Different grammar topics are covered during the course, through the use of inductive grammar. Classes will work on the four abilities (speaking, listening, reading and writing), focusing on the speaking.
A communicative approach is used. Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work. Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and homework tasks.
Target audience: Suitable for someone that has completed level A2 or equivalent.
The teacher will supply the material, both tailor-made and taken from other sources (textbooks, newspapers and new media).
Duration: 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly
Fees: full fee $350, Membership fee $320


 

 

CERTIFICATION OF ITALIAN AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (CILS)


These courses are designed to give an ideal preparation to whom that want to take
the CILS exam, recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
> For more detailed information, please visit the CILS Certification page





CARPE DIEM – LATIN LANGUAGE COURSE (2 levels)

 

Carpe Diem beginners level 1

Latin is a language deeply connected with many European languages: Italian, but also Spanish, French, Romanian and English! In fact, there are lots of words, currently used, that derive from this ancient idiom, such as: persona non grata, memorandum and carpe diem! So, don’t waste anymore time, carpe diem and enrol now!
During this course you will be introduced to the fundaments of Latin, discovering its links and connections with modern languages, in addition to learning about Roman history, religion, daily life, politics...
Target audience: The beginners 1 course is suitable to those who have no previous knowledge of the language.
Grammar: Pronunciation; Parts of speech; Word order; 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension nouns; Case, gender and number, agreements; Adjectives (first group); Uses of prepositions; Present, imperfect and perfect tenses, all persons, of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th conjugation verbs; Personal pronouns; Intransitive verbs; Comparatives and superlatives; Questions.
Duration: 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly
Date and Time: Wednesday 6.30pm-8.30pm
Fees: full fee $350, Membership fee $320  

Carpe Diem beginners level 2

Students continue learning Latin Grammar and syntax through more complex continuous reading passages. Connection between English and Latin vocabulary is emphasized as is the heritage of the Roman world in Western history. Students will learn more about Roman conquests and Romanisation, trade, Romans in Egypt, medicine and science.
Target audience: The beginners 2 course is suitable for someone that has completed beginners 1 or equivalent.
Grammar: Genitive and vocative, singular and plural, of nouns of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions; Pluperfect tense, all persons, of verbs of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th conjugations; Further pronouns; Adjectives of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions; Irregular verbs (volo, nolo, possum); Relative clauses; Present infinitive; Present participle; Present imperative; Longer sentences with postquam, simulac etc.
Duration: 8 weeks, 2 hours weekly
Date and Time: Monday 6pm-8pm
Fees: full fee $350, Membership fee $320

 

 

 


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