Italian Courses

INDIVIDUAL COURSES: The entire programme is set up with the student and therefore specially created to fit their linguistic needs …

SPECIAL COURSES: Business Italian, full immersion, senior citizens, for children, “duo” courses …

PERSONAL: Please inform us of your requirements regarding course length, schedule, and programme. We are always happy to create your personalised course together with you!

FOR UNIVERSITIES AND GROUPS: We organize special courses for universities or particular groups and develop “custom-made” programmes in close collaboration with the Institutes asking for these programmes.

ITALIAN THROUGH CULTURE: learn Italian through the Italian Culture. More …

ITALIAN ON LINE: Please write to [email protected] in order to receive detailed information.

CILS EXAM PREPARATION: Lingua Sì offers preparatory courses for the CILS exams (Certificato di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) organized by the Università per Stranieri di Siena (Siena University for Foreigners).



INDIVIDUAL COURSES

The entire programme is set up with the student and therefore specially created to meet his/her linguistic needs. This type of course is designed for students who have to fulfil certain requirements or learn specific communication skills. Each lesson lasts 60 minutes.

1. “Standard” : 10 hrs/week – 2 hrs/week
2. “Intensivo” : 15 hrs/week – 3 hrs/week


SPECIAL COURSES

3. “Italiano commerciale” – Business Italian

This course is designed for people who work with the Italian language and need to learn specific vocabulary and communications skills. It can be integrated with the following programmes: “Viva la lingua!”, “Gruppo Intensivo” and “Combinato”.
Individual or group lessons: from 6 to 10 hrs/week – 2hrs/day

4. “Terza Età” – Senior Citizens

This course can be booked only by groups with the same linguistic needs and level of Italian. Lessons take place at the student’s home or at Lingua Sì. Lunch or dinner with the teacher once a week included. Participants can choose a formula with 10, 15, 20 hrs/week – 2, 3, or 4 hrs/day.

5. “Duo”

Similar to individual tuition, this is a tailor-made formula, suitable for two students at the same level and with the same linguistic objectives and personal goals.
10 – 15 hrs/week and 2 – 3 hrs/day

Italian group language courses

6. “Viva la lingua!” – Full Immersion

This course is specifically designed for people who need to learn Italian as quickly as possible and therefore “immergersi” in the language and live it on a daily basis.

Basic Course: In addition to the highly personalized language course, the student can organize with his/her teacher his free-time, visiting together, for example, nearby cities such as Perugia, Todi, Bolsena etc.. Lessons take place at the student’s residence (hotel, agriturismi, monastery …) or at the Institute, and the teacher will always have breakfast and lunch or dinner together with his/her student. “Viva la lingua!” is a very intensive course, therefore the participants should already have some elementary knowledge of Italian.
“Viva la lingua!” is created for one person but can also be booked by two persons with the same knowledge of Italian and linguistic needs.
Monday to Saturday – 45 hrs/week

Extra Programme: This continuation of the course consists of various extra activities, such as excursions, wine/food tasting, etc., which make the programme really special and unique. Through these recreational activities the student can better assimilate the subjects studied thanks to a relaxing atmosphere. And since the teacher is always present, students have continuous language practice, also coming directly into contact with Italian life style and culture.

Monday to Sunday

7. “Italiano per bambini” – for children

These courses are held by a specially trained teacher. A spontaneous approach is used in order to give “i bambini” the chance to learn Italian naturally through games, songs and storytelling.
2-6 hrs/week – 1 or 2 hrs/day

8. “Didattica dell’italiano”

For those who want an involving, modern teaching approach. There are various topics to choose from (activities for listening or reading, writing or oral production) and, if so desired, working on certain aspects of the Italian language.
Individual or group lessons (only for group bookings) from 9 to 15 hrs/week – 3 hrs/day


MOREOVER …

1. “Personalizzato”

Please inform us of your requirements regarding available amount of time, hours, and type of programme. We are always happy to organise a personal course with you!

2. “Preparazione per l’esame CILS”

Lingua Sì offers preparatory courses for the CILS exams (Certificato di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) organized by the Università per Stranieri di Siena.
The CILS certificate is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
4-10 hrs/week – 2 hrs/day

3. Italiano per università e gruppi (for universities and groups)

We organize special courses for universities or particular groups and develop “custom-made” programmes in close collaboration with the Institutes asking for such programmes.

LINGUA SI LEVELS COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK LEVELS AVERAGE N. OF HOURS REQUIRED
TO ACHIEVE LEVEL
Beginner Elementary A1 Basic User

A2

90 – 100180 – 200
Intermediate I Intermediate II B1 Independent UserB2 375 – 400750
Intermediate III Advanced C1 Proficient UserC2 15003000