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.
From January 14th to April 15th
There will be a midterm break from February 25th to March 2nd and no class will be held on Monday March 18th (bank holiday)
New Spring term courses starting on April 23rd!
Timetable is now available below
Enrolment for Beginners courses is now open!
Enrolment for all other courses will open online on April 2nd
Term period: from April 23rd to July 19th except for Monday courses.
*(Please note that Monday courses will start on April 29th and end on July 29th. However, the last class may be moved up to an evening of the week between July 23rd and 26th provided that it is a suitable day for all the students of the group. It will be decided with the group at the beginning of the course).
Courses will last 12 weeks and will take place once per week, for 1.5 hours. All our groups are limited to 7 students.
There will be a midterm break from June 3rd to June 7th and no classes will be held on May 6th (bank holiday).
For information on our CELI exam preparation courses please visit our Special courses page.
In addition to the classes, the price includes: materials; notes from the interactive whiteboard after every class; in case you miss a class, a brief explanation of the contents covered along with a pdf scan of the material used and the homework; a midterm test; an end of the course test.
You can book your place online with a deposit fee of 100 euro. Just click on the “book now” button beside the course you wish to attend; this will lead to an online payment. If you would prefer to pay offline you can pay in school in cash or cheque by appointment or via bank transfer (school bank details will be provided). The rest of the course fee (195 euro) will be payable in school or via bank transfer on the first week of the course. For any questions, just contact us today and we will provide you with all the information. If you are not sure about your level of proficiency just let us know and we will arrange an assessment test for you. You can find more information on our terms and conditions page.
Winter Term holidays for group courses: The school will be closed for Midterm Break from Monday February 25th to March 2nd, 2019 and on bank holiday Monday March 18th.
Spring Term holidays for group courses: The school will be closed on bank holiday Monday May 6th and for Midterm Break from June 3rd to June 7th.
No class will be held on Easter Monday, April 22nd.
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-intermediate) 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.
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.