Italian Language and Culture Academy 087 653 0422 info@italiandublin.com

General Italian Courses

Groups are perfect to study languages! Students are involved in task-based activities, which will help them to improve their actual use of the Italian language by doing and solving various tasks and problems in a fun and pleasant learning environment. The emphasis is on speaking, listening and reading tasks. We will also work on grammar, writing and pronunciation. Our course programs are organised following the standards of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

New Autumn courses starting on September 21st!

You can find below our timetable options and book your place online. Online enrolment is now open and it will close on Sept 17th.

Our General Italian courses (12 week courses, once per week) will be held from September 21st to December 18th.

There will be a midterm break from October 26th to October 31st. 

We would love to welcome you all back in school but, giving the current circumstances, most of our group courses will still be held online via Zoom (min. 3 students, max. 7 students per group). However, we are offering a reduced number of courses in school (limited to 4 students per class); please read carefully the information below on our safety measures. Please check carefully in the course options whether the course of your choice will be held online or in school. Details about textbooks can be found at the end of this page.

About classes IN SCHOOL – Our classrooms are very small so the maximum number of students allowed in class will be 4. Unfortunately the room size does not allow a 2 meters distance between the school desks but we will have 4 separate single school desks and students will be sitting at least 1 meter distance from each other and the teacher. Students will be required to wear face masks or face coverings at all times in class and in the school building and follow hand washing and respiratory hygiene guidelines; teachers will wear a visor. Even though there will be only one small group class at the time taking place in school, there are other offices in the school building so students might meet other people when coming to class). There will be hand sanitizers at each floor in the building and in class and surfaces will be disinfected after each class. Students are asked to refrain from attending classes if they feel unwell or develop any symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu-like symptoms at any time. We will keep a contact log to help with contact tracing. It is also important that students bring their own text book in class or print out the material sent by the teacher prior to class. Thanks to our interactive whiteboards, you will receive the teachers’ notes from the class via email as usual.  We will continue to monitor our Covid-19 response, should the current situation change, we can move the courses online at any stage.

About ONLINE classes – For our online classes we use the videoconferencing platform Zoom. You need: An internet connection; a computer or I-Pad with built-in or plugged-in speakers, microphone and webcam. You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting. You will be prompted to download the software once you have clicked on the link that you will be provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting).

BEGINNERS LEVEL – A1.1 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week) 

A1.1a – Tuesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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A1.1c – Wednesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (ONLINE) 

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ELEMENTARY – A1.2  / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

A1.2a – Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm – (ONLINE)

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PRE-INTERMEDIATE 1 – A2.1 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

A2.1a  – Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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A2.1b  – Thursday 7.45 – 9.15pm (ONLINE)

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PRE-INTERMEDIATE 2 – A2.2 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

A2.2x (daytime)  – Monday 12.30 – 2.00pm (IN SCHOOL)

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A2.2a – Monday 7.45 – 9.15pm (ONLINE)

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A2.2b – Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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A2.2c – Thursday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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PRE-INTERMEDIATE 3 – A2.3 / Course fee: 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

A2.3x – Thursday 10.30 – 12.00pm (ONLINE)

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A2.3 – Monday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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INTERMEDIATE 1 – B1.1 / Course fee – 295 €

(From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

B1.1x (daytime) – Tuesday  12.30 – 2.00pm (ONLINE) 

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B1.1a – Monday  6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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B1.1b – Thursday  6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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INTERMEDIATE 2 – B1.2 / Course fee – 295 €

(From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

B1.2x (daytime) – Thursday  12.45 – 2.15pm (ONLINE) 

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B1.2a – Monday  6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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Unfortunately we will not be able to offer classes for B1.3; B2.1 and B2.2 levels for this term.

UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3 – B2.3 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

B2.3x (daytime) – Wednesday 10.45 – 12.15pm (ONLINE)

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B2.3xi (daytime) – Wednesday 12.30 – 2.00pm (ONLINE)

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B2 revision / Course fee – 295 € 

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

B2 Revisione – Tuesday 10.30 – 12.00pm (ONLINE)

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Avanzato 1 – C1-1 / Course fee – 295 € 

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

C1.1 – Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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Avanzato C1 Conversazione e lettura / Course fee – 295 € 

From Sept 21st to Dec 17th (12 week course, once per week)

C1 Conversazione e lettura – Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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Enrolment

You can book your place online! Just click on the “book now” button on the course of your choice; this will lead to the online payment of the course fee.

If you would prefer to pay offline or in instalments, please send us an email and we will provide you with information.

Please note that fees are not refundable except when course fails to take place. You can find more information on our terms and conditions page.

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Assessment test

New students are required to take a Level Test before enrolling in Italian Language Courses. The level test is not required for students enrolling in a beginners course.

Textbooks

Textbooks can be easily found online or at International Books (shop in Dublin 2). Textbooks are not included in the course fee.

For levels A1.1; A1.2 – Nuovo Espresso 1 (Alma edizioni) – version with or without DVD.

For level A2.1 – material will be provided by the teacher.

For levels A2.2; A2.3 – Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma edizioni) – version with or without DVD.

For levels B1.1; B12; B1.3 –             Qui italia.it B1 (Mondadori Education)

For levels: B2.1; B2.2; B2.3 –           Qui italia.it B2 (Mondadori Education)

For level C1.1 – Nuovo Espresso 5 (Alma edizioni) 

For level C1 lettura e conversazione – TBC

Framework of Reference for Languages

A1 (Beginner) Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

A2 (Pre-intermediateCan 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.

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 whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

B2 (Upper intermediate) The student can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. 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.

C1 (Advanced) The student can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself 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 organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 (Proficiency) The student can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

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