LESSONS

Courses are structured and based on every single student’s (or group of students’) needs and interests, and customised according to everyone’s skills and learning abilities.

Lessons take place mainly in Locarno – Ascona area.

Entirely flexible schedules, based on the availability of the student, to be planned weekly.

Normally a one-hour private lesson (50-55 minutes) costs 50 CHF. For Standard, Intensiv, Exam preparation and long courses, a forfait price is worked out.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS (1 or 2 hours)
In-depth grammatical and cultural exercises, reading, writing, listening, speaking and
complementary activities.

 

STANDARD COURSES (generally 2 hours per week, 3 months up to a year)
Starting from each level. From beginners A1 to intermediate B1 in 3 months or to upper
intermediate B2 within 6 months. Grammar, use of Italian in every day and formal contexts,
writing, listening, reading and speaking.

 

INTENSIVE COURSES (10-15 hours per week)
For anyone who needs to learn fast: 3 hours per day.
For beginners or as language review.

The courses  for beginners aim at providing students with the necessary skills and self-confidence to express themselves in everyday situations (shops, hotels, bars, restaurants etc). As well as studying basic grammar and vocabulary particular attention will be given to the speaking practice through activities such as role-playing and participating in discussions about various elements of Italian and Tessiner life and culture.

The courses for intermediate/advanced are suitable for students who want to broaden their vocabulary and raise the fluency and accuracy of their speaking and writing ability (swapping opinions, making phone calls, writing formal/informal emails and letters, reading newspapers etc.). By the end of the course the student will be able to join successfully a study or working context in the Italian language.

 

ONLINE CLASSES VIA SKYPE
As effective as lessons in person. Customised according to anyone’s needs.

 

PREPARATION COURSES FOR THE LANGUAGE CERTIFICATION EXAMS:
CILS (UNIVERSITY OF SIENA), CELI (UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA), PLIDA (SOCIETÀ DANTE ALIGHIERI) AND DILI (ACCADEMIA DI LINGUA ITALIANA FIRENZE)
Special lessons aimed at passing the above certifications.

 

ITALIAN IN ENTERPRISE
Corporate courses – designed to prepare the learner to integrate in the Swiss Italian workplace,
both socially and professionally.

 

WRITING IN ITALIAN
Classes aimed at learning or improving the written language: letters, reports, essays, thesis, editorials for the web and promotional material, written corporate communication.

 

COURSES FOR “AU PAIR” GIRLS
2 hours per week to get familiar with daily Italian life.

 

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE COURSES
As school support for secondary and high school students.