Natale 2018

Concerto di Natale: Domenica 9 Dicembre 6 pm a San Carlo Borromeo 811 Lawrence Ave W - N.York

Adult Italian Classes

Adult Italian Classes

Next session:
 2018 Fall session will starts with Sat Sept 15th class: every student will receiveby email instruction on class location, teacher name and textbooks

Classes Start:
We have two session a year: Fall and Spring session lasting from September till June. Check our Calendar or go to News Blog for dates detail.
Every session is 30 hours on 15 classes.
Cost per session:
$275.00 + $75 textbook (if needed)
Registration Form

The adult Italian language program consists of consecutive levels of instruction that will allow the students to move from basic skills to comfortable conversation levels.
Grammatical structures, vocabulary and conversation are an integral part of each class.
Each course is 15 weeks in duration for a total of 30 hours of instruction.
The chosen text will be communicated at class begin and can be used through multiple levels of the language program.

Class level:
One of the aims of the "Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment", Council of Europe reference document for the European Language Portfolio, is to help partners to describe the levels of proficiency required by existing standards, tests and examinations in order to facilitate comparisons between different systems of qualifications. For this purpose the Council of Europe has developed a European Framework with common reference levels."
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Basic User
A1: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.
A2: 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 exchange of 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.

Independent User
B1: Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. 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 & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2: Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialization. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Proficient User
C1: Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly 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.
C2: 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.

Advanced

Conversation, composition and study of the grammar will be the focus of these classes. The teacher will also provide some texts to be read in class, which will give the opportunity to the students to enrich their overall skills.

Please note that private lessons could be arranged. For inquiry please e-mail us: pzambelli@centroscuola.ca

Placement test:

At the beginning of every course an oral and written placement test may be given to determine which level is more adequate for the student.

To register for the class please click here to fill-out the form.