Italian Language Courses
CCC Italian Language Courses
Centro Culturale Conero offer a wide variety of Italian language learning lessons and packages to suit your needs. See below for our full range of courses.
Before attending one of the courses you will need to complete a placement test to allow us to ascertain your knowledge of Italian so you can get the most out of your course. For the test and more information, click here. Beginners don't need to do the test.
Classes range between 5 and 9 students (average 5/6 even in peak season), which will allow participants to get the most from interacting with each other but small enough so the teacher can monitor improvements and deal with any difficulties. Should the group not meet the minimum number, courses will continue but lesson length will be reduced according to the number of students. A course book will be provided at the beginning and this will be enriched by notes and photocopies provided by the teachers.
Our lessons are conversation-based, to build confidence in speaking and allow even beginners to communicate in Italian. Each grammar point and new word will be inserted into the conversation, so that the students can get acquainted with the sound and rhythm of the language.
Students will be split into at least 6 proficiency levels.
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.
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 exchangeof 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.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, ecc.
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 and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans..
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 profduce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantage and disadvantages of serious options.
Can understand a wide range of demanding longer texts, and recognize implicit meaning.
Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
Can use language flexibility 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.
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 him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations
The following graphic shows approx. learning time (in class and at home) necessary to reach the different levels.
We ask students to meet us outside the school on Sunday at 7pm on the day before your lessons. As well as an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow students and teachers, it also enables us to assess your speaking proficiency and split you into similar groups (if you haven’t sent us your test, bring it along on Sunday). Doing this means you don’t lose time out of your lessons on the first day! After, we organise an optional dinner in a local "trattoria" so students and teachers can get to know each other.