ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES
Worknstudy’s & PerCorsi’s Italian language courses have been designed to satisfy any students’ needs.
Groups are organized according to students number, arrival date and internship starting date. Lessons can be either private or group ones.
In our school we teach from Monday to Friday (also Saturdays if necessary) all year round and all levels from absolute beginner to proficiency level students. We have a maximum class size of 12 students. The minimum age is 16, and if students are minors they must have parents written permission.
Our level system is based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) which is a guideline used to describe achievements of learners of foreign languages across Europe.
The primary aim of teaching a foreign language is not only to make sure students have excellent command of the language (knowledge, structures, grammar rules, vocabulary, verbal communication) but rather they acquire and fully develop complex communication skills and therefore the remarkable ability to be articulate when expressing themselves orally.
A language is seen as means that opens the door to a different culture as well as to a world to study and love.
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages six reference levels (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2) and the three plus levels (A2+, B1+, B2+) are utilised across Europe as well as in other continents as parameters and guidelines for language teachers on the selection of teaching and learning resources as well as on the assessment of English language skills levels.
A – BASIC USER
A1 – Beginner
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of concrete type.
- Can introduce themselves and other people and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where she/he lives, people they know and things they have.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2 – Elementary
- Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B – INDIPENDENT USER
B1 – Intermediate
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 – Upper Intermediate
- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization.
- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C – PROFICIENT USER
C1 – Advanced
- Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses and recognize implicit meaning.
- Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
- Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
- Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2 – Proficiency
- Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
- Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
- Can express herself/himself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.