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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.

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Intensive Course 20 hours per week. This course includes 4 hours of lessons a day. According to their level, participants can acquire a basic knowledge of Italian or deepen and perfect the knowledge they already have.
Super Intensive "A" Course 25 hrs/week-20 hrs Group + 5 hrs Tutor. This course includes four hours of group lessons plus one hour of individual lessons daily. The individual lesson offers the chance to personalize the material and the program of the rest of the course.
Super Intensive "B" Course 30 hrs/week-20 hrs Group + 10 hrs Tutor.This course includes four hours of group lessons plus 2 hours of individual lessons daily. It has the same structure as the Super Intensive "A" but the two hours of individual lessons allow students to reach specific learning goals more quickly.
Senior Course 50+, 2 Weeks. For detailed information on this program, please click here.


Admissions & Academic Credit

Students are welcome if they are 18 years and older, regardless of educational background, occupation or nationality. No previous knowledge of Italian is required except where otherwise indicated.

Students desiring credit for their study should contact their home school or request the NRCSA Credit Fact Sheet. Generally, U.S. universities consider 15 hours of study to be equal to 1 semester credit.

For general information on academic credit, please click here.


Certificates & Exams

At the end of the course, the school will issue a certificate of attendance indicating the level of course completed.

Italian language diploma
At the end of the sixth level, students have the opportunity to take a written and oral exam in order to obtain the "Torre di Babele" Italian language Diploma.

C.I.L.S. Certificate
The center is an official preparatory center for the C.I.L.S. Exam (Certificate of Italian as a Foreign Language) offered by the UniversitÓ per Stranieri in Siena. The exam is divided into four levels and is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is given in Rome twice a year - once in the beginning of June and again in the beginning of December. Registration is required one month in advance. The school organizes specially-designed preparatory courses for this exam.
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Intensive Course
Super Intensive "A" Course
Super Intensive "B" Course
Senior Course

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