The methodology used to teach the Italian Language is based on communication and immersion. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation. The focus on communication is used to develop the student's ability to express themselves and communicate in Italian. The focus is to even enable beginners to start using the language from the very beginning of the course. Naturally the program will also include the study the of Italian Language syntax and grammatical rules.
Lessons are held Monday through Friday in the morning or afternoon. Group courses are limited to a maximum of 12 students per class. This limited class size offers students individual attention, and a friendly and cooperative atmosphere in which to learn the language. Before the start of the course, each student is given an oral and written test to determine their knowledge of the language. These tests are then used to place the student in the appropriate level and to help the teachers customize the course content to the needs of that particular group. Group courses are conducted daily by two different teachers, each of whom teaches two hours at a time. Each hour of the lesson is 50 minutes.