My idea, courageous and innovative, proved to be a winner.
I chose Urbania, in the Marche, between Tuscany and the Adriatic Sea, for setting up my first courses for international students. Urbania is a charming town surrounded by green, gently undulating hills, rich in art, history and culture –but it is small, on a human scale – an ideal place for courses in Italian language and culture, where students soon become part of a pleasant and closely knit community.”
Carlo A. Pasotto, Director and Founder of the Centro Studi Italiani.
Our teaching methods are carefully selected (communicative, logical-functional, rational study of the language, etc.) adapting them, case by case, to our needs and teaching objectives. Our teaching strategy is therefore experimental, flexible, adaptable, “creative” and thus inimitable.
Since the beginning, we have had 8 different teaching levels (Starter, Beginner, Pre-intermediate I and II, Intermediate I and II, Advanced I and II) and students are prepared according to the 6 levels of the European Common Framework (AI, A2, BI, B2, CI, C2).
Our school also organises superior courses for teachers of Italian abroad.
Classes are formed after an initial placement test to assess the student’s knowledge of the Italian language.
All courses – at all levels – have the same aim: to make the student able to understand, speak, read and write the living language fluently.
To reach this aim, each student is given individual attention throughout the course and there are two hours per week for review of specific subject matter.
Classes include language, conversation and culture: art history, Italian literature, history of Italy, etc. and vary according to each level. All courses have 25 hours of lessons per week.