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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.

Autumn term starting on Sept 19th!

Our General Italian courses last 12 week and are held once per week. Midterm break from Oct 31st to Nov 4th.

Online enrolment is now open and closes on Sept 14th 

Classes are either online or in school for the all duration of the course (please check if the timetable of your choice is “in school” or “online” when booking). Courses will be activated with a minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 8 students (max 6 students for “in school” courses). Please note that the classroom sizes are small.

About ONLINE classes – For our online classes we use the videoconferencing platform Zoom. Students will receive the Zoom link for classes via email before the beginning of the course (the link will be the same for all the classes of the course). 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).

Details about textbooks can be found at the end of this page.

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

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

A1.1x –  Thursday from 12.30am to 2.00pm (IN SCHOOL) 

A1.1a – Monday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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A1.1b – Monday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (ONLINE) 

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A1.1c – Tuesday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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A1.1d – Thursday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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ELEMENTARY LEVEL – A1.2 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

A1.2x –  Thursday from 10.30am to 12.00pm (IN SCHOOL) 

A1.2a – Monday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (ONLINE) 

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A1.2b – Wednesday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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A1.2c – Thursday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

A2.1a – Monday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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A2.1b – Tuesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

A2.2x – Thursday from 12.30 to 2.00pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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A2.2a – Wednesday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

A2.3a – Tuesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (IN SCHOOL) 

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A2.3b – Thursday from 6.00 to 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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INTERMEDIATE 1  – B1.1 for this term 

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

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

B1.2a – Wednesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (ONLINE) 

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B1.2b – Wednesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm (ONLINE) 

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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 3 – B1.3  / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

B1.3a – Tuesday from 7.45 to 9.15pm – (ONLINE)

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REVISION INTERMEDIATE 3 – B1 Rev / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

B1 Rev  – Thursday 7.45 – 9.15pm (ONLINE)

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UPPER INTERMEDIATE 1 – B2.1 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

B2.1a – Wednesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (IN SCHOOL)

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UPPER INTERMEDIATE 2 and 3 for this term 

REVISION UPPER INTERMEDIATE 3 – B2 REV / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

B2 Rev x (daytime) – Tuesday  12.30 – 2.00pm (ONLINE) 

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B2 Rev a – Monday  6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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B2 Rev b – Thursday  6.00 – 7.30pm (IN SCHOOL)

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 AVANZATO 1 – C1.1 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

C1.1x (daytime) – Wednesday from 10.30 to 12.00pm –  (IN SCHOOL) 

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C1.1a – Monday  6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE) 

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AVANZATO 3 Parte 2 – C1.3 / Course fee – 295 € 

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

C1.3x Part 2 – Tuesday 10.30 – 12.00pm (ONLINE)

This course is not available for new students

AVANZATO Conversazione e Revisione 3 – C1 / Course fee – 295 €

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

C1x Conv&Rev 3 – Tuesday 10.30 – 12.00pm (ONLINE)

This course is not available for new students

C1xi Conv&Rev 3 – Wednesday 12.30 – 2.00pm (IN SCHOOL)

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AVANZATO PLUS  / Course fee – 295 € 

From Sept 19 to Dec 15 (12 week course, once per week) 

C1 Plus a – Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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C1 Plus b – Tuesday 6.00 – 7.30pm (ONLINE)

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Conversation courses...

For information on our conversation courses ” please visit our conversation courses page. 

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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; B1.2; B1.3 – Nuovo 1,2,3… Italiano! Livello B1 (Hoepli)

For levels: B2.1; B2.2; B2.3 – TBC

For level C1.1; C1.2; C1.3 – Nuovo Espresso 5 (Alma edizioni) 

For level C1 Revision and C1 Conversazione – TBC

For level C1 PLUS – Nuovo Espresso 6 (Alma edizioni) 

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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