Italian language and culture distance courses

didattica a distanza

Though at a distance, all courses have a "face-to-face" aspect. Using computers and webcams in synchronous online lessons, allows for the active participation of students and interaction with the teachers.

Students can also study at their own pace, through additional lessons and materials available online (asynchronous learning).

Each student can personalize his/her learning path choosing from an array of language, conversation, culture, specialist or advanced course options.

The courses include:

  • daily contact between students and teachers
  • constant monitoring and support of students by the teacher
  • collaborative learning through interactive tools (chats, forums, etc.)

Institutions, associations and companies can request customized courses, with the duration and content tailored to their needs.


Italian language courses

Conforming to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), courses are divided into elementary (A1-A2), intermediate (B1-B2) and advanced (C1-C2) levels. Each level is further divided into 3 progressive levels.

The four weeks classes are activated with a minimum of 5 students.

At the end of a course, after passing a final examination, students can enroll in the next level course.


Weekly schedule

Course Optional courses (for a fee) Hours* Fees
A1  

18 weekly hours

7 - competenze linguistiche di base (sincrono)
3 - competenze linguistiche di base (asincrono)
4 - sviluppo delle abilità (sincrono)
2 - sviluppo delle abilità (asincrono)
1 - pronuncia e grafia (sincrono)
1 - pronuncia e grafia (asincrono)

€ 450,00
A2  Conversation course
B1  Conversation course
B2  Academic italian workshop I
Culture courses
Conversation course
C1
senza esame finale
Academic italian workshop II
Conversation course
Creative writing workshop
Translation exercises

15 ore settimanali

6 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (sincrono)
3 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (asincrono)
3 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (sincrono)
1- laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (asincrono)
1 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (sincrono)
1 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (asincrono)

€ 400,00

C1
con esame finale 

Academic italian workshop II
Conversation course
Creative writing workshop
Translation exercises

21 ore settimanali

6 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (sincrono)
3 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (asincrono)
3 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (sincrono)
1 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (asincrono)
1 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (sincrono)
1- fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (asincrono)
6 - due corsi culturali

€ 550,00
C2
senza esame finale
Academic language workshop
Culture courses
Conversation course
Creative writing workshop
Translation exercises

16 ore settimamali

6 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (sincrono)
3 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (asincrono)
3 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (sincrono)
1 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (asincrono)
2 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (sincrono)
1 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (asincrono)

€ 400,00
C2
con esame finale
Academic language workshop
Culture courses
Conversation course
Creative writing workshop
Translation exercises

22 ore settimanali

6 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (sincrono)
3 - competenze linguistiche avanzate (asincrono)
3 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (sincrono)
1 - laboratorio testuale (scritto e orale) (asincrono)
2 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (sincrono)
1 - fonetica e fonologia della lingua italiana (asincrono)
6 - due corsi culturali

€ 550,00

Synchronous lessons last 2/3 hours and take place every day from Monday to Friday.
Each synchronous lesson lasts 50 minutes.

Timetable of synchronous lessons

Students will be provided with the final timetable once assigned to a class, taking into account the different time zones, where possible.


Entrance test

Applicants must take an entrance test in order to be admitted to the course.
The test is compulsory for all levels and takes place after the fees payment, within 20 days before the beginning of the course.


Certificate of attendance

The courses end with a final assessment test. Upon student's request, and only after verification by the secretary's office of the regularity of attendance at the course (at least 70% of lessons), a certificate of attendance can be issued.


Certificate of proficiency in Italian language

Students can obtain the certificate of proficiency in Italian only upon completion of the 3 progressive stages of each level.

A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2
A1.1 A1.2 A1.3 A2.1 A2.2 A2.3 B1.1 B1.2 B1.3 B2.1 B2.2 B2.3 C1.1 C1.2 C1.3 C2.1 C2.2 C2.3

At C1 and C2 level courses students can obtain the certificate of proficiency in Italian only if they attend 3 language courses until the completion of the level as well as 2 cultural courses for at least 3 months.

C1 C2
C1.1 C1.2 C1.3 C2.1 C2.2 C2.3
2 Culture Courses

Students can choose 2 among the Italian culture courses offered.

The final exam will verify the linguistic and cultural skills and competences acquired during the course.


Admission to the tests and final exams

At the end of each language course and after passing a final assessment test, students will be able to enroll in the next course.
In order to be admitted to the monthly tests or to the final exams, students must attend at least 70% of the course.


Course Calendar 2021

Courses calendar Entry test
January 4 - 28 January 27
February 1 - 26 February 25
March 1 - 26 March 25
April 1 - 28 April 27
May 3 - 28 May 27
June 1 - 28 June 25
July 1 - 28 July 27
August 2 - 27 August 26
September 1 - 28 September 27
October 4 - 29 October 28
November 2 - 29 November 26
December 1 - 22 December 21

Class Holidays

January 6
January 29
April 5
April 25
May 1
June 2
August 15
November 1
December 8
December 24 - January (Christmas Holidays)

Technical requirements

  • Operating systems: MS Windows (XP or later), Linux, Mac OS X.
  • Browser: Chrome (recommended), Mozilla Firefox (recommended), Safari, Opera. For any browser you must enable cookies and Javascript.
  • Hardware: audio microphone and webcam. We recommend headphones with built-in microphone.

Once registered the student will receive an email address through which he or she can join the virtual classes of the courses.

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