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Metodi e livelli

 

Metodi e livelli

L’attività pedagogica si suddivide in vari corsi corrispondenti ai livelli del Quadro Comune Europeo di Riferimento delle Lingue

A1-A2 livello elementare
B1-B2 livello intermedio
C1-C2 livello avanzato

I docenti di madrelingua sono altamente qualificati e in possesso di pluriennale esperienza nel campo dell’insegnamento della lingua italiana come lingua straniera. Sono inoltre a conoscenza della lingua finlandese per facilitare i contatti con gli studenti.

Livelli A1-A2

A1.1

Italian language course for beginners. Students are not required any previous knowledge of Italian. Students will learn the basics of the Italian language in order to be able to communicate in various everyday situations: to greet, to introduce themselves, to ask simple questions, to thank and to apologize, as well as to order in a café and in a restaurant. Students will also learn personal pronouns, question words, regular verbs, nouns and articles in singular as well as in plural, numerals and some prepositions.

Textbook: Chiaro A1, chapters 1 to 3

A1.2

This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for approximately half a year or who wish to repeat the basics. After a little brush up of the basics, students will learn new vocabulary and grammar and deepen their knowledge about Italy and Italians. Students will learn how to talk about leisure time and hobbies, to shop in a grocery store, to describe things, to ask and give directions. As for grammar, students will learn irregular verbs, expressions related to time and place, prepositions and the use of definite articles, adjectives and usage of partitive in plural forms. New vocabulary includes the days of the week, months and how to give directions.

Textbook: Chiaro A1, chapters 4 to 7

A1.3

This course is for students who have studied Italian for a year. The aim of this course is to develop students’ language skills in listening, text comprehension and both in written and oral production. Students will learn how to describe places such as cities and their tourist attractions, to write emails and postcards, to talk about one’s family and friends and to book a room in a hotel. Grammar structures to be learned include c’è and ci sono structures, verbs venire, volere and dovere, prepositions, demonstrative and possessive pronouns and the usage of si passive form, among others.

Textbook: Chiaro A1, chapters 8 to 10

A2.1

This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for more than one year. As the vocabulary expands, students will learn new grammar structures to increase their renage of expression and deepen their knowledge about Italian culture. Students will learn how to express their opinions, to talk about fashion and music and to make proposals. Moreover, students will learn how to use comparative and superlative forms, to form adverbs, when to use the past tense imperfetto or passato prossimo and also how to use the conditional tense.

Textbook: Chiaro A2, chapters 1 to 4

A2.2

This Italian course is for students who have studied Italian for one year and a half. During this course students will develop their knowledge about Italian language and culture and increase their vocabulary in contexts such as leisure time, culture, and tourism. Students will learn how to make proposals, accept or reject them, to make an appointment, to express their intentions, to talk about holiday trips and express opinions. In the area of grammar students will learn the stare + gerund structure, accusative pronouns coupled with passato prossimo tense, relative pronouns and the imperative form in an informal setting.

Textbook: Chiaro A2, chapters 5 to 7

A2.3

This course is for students who have studied Italian for at least two years or more. Students will improve their language skills and gain more knowledge about the Italian way of life and the Italian culture. Students will learn how to listen to different media, to deal with situations related to housing, to express astonishment and displeasure, to congratulate and to accept an invitation. Moreover, students will learn more about the future tense and the comparative forms of adjectives and deepen their knowledge on verbs.

Textbook: Chiaro A2, chapters 8 to 10

 

Livelli B1-B2

B1.1

This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for about three years. Students’ language skills will be developed in various ways. The topics include describing one’s own skills and competences, talking about one’s journey and about family and social networks. Structures to be taught are, for example, the relative pronoun cui, the gerund forms, the present form of subjunctive, the use of the future tense and adjectives.

Textbook: Chiaro B1, chapters 1 to 4


B1.2

An intermediate course for students who have studied Italian for at least three years. Students develop their language skills and increase their linguistic knowledge in many ways. Lesson topics include wellbeing and sports, professions, social responsibility, consumerism and alternative lifestyles. As for grammar, the use of the conditional tense, the stare per structure, the present tense of subjunctive and different passive structures will be taught.

Textbook: Chiaro B1, chapters 5 to 7

B1.3

This course is meant for students who have studied Italian for at least four years. Students will learn more about Italian grammar and practice their conversational skills with different types of exercises. Topics in the course materials include talking about films and television programs, phone calls, languages and dialects and visiting offices. Grammar topics include the gerund, different uses and tenses of the subjunctive and indirect speech in past tense.

Textbook: Chiaro B1, chapters 8 to 10

B2.1

The course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for more than four years. Students will develop their conversational skills and deepen their knowledge of Italian grammar. The topics of the course include school memories, expressing opinions, conveying information. As for grammar, students will learn more about the past tenses, pronominal verbs cavarsela and entrarci, relative pronouns chi, ciò che, subjunctive, verbs and prepositions, noun numerals.

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 4, chapters 1 to 3

B2.2

A medium-advanced level course, which is suitable for students who have studied for approximately five years. The course aims at developing students’ language skills in listening and reading comprehension and both oral and written production. Course topics include the Renaissance in Italy, interior design and contemporary art. Students will learn more about different adjectives and their place in a sentence, the position of verbs, typical filler words in spoken language, as well as implicit and explicit sentence structures. In addition, pages from Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari B2, chapters 4 to 6

B2.3

The course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for five years and wish to further develop their language skills in a more functional and more independent direction. In the course, current issues related to the Italian language and society will be discussed, previously learned complex structures, such as the subjunctive, will be studied further. Moreover, the use of the polite form to address someone, compound words and building up words will be taught. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari B2, chapters 7 to 9

 

Livelli C1-C2

C1.1

Advanced level course for students proficient in the Italian language. In the course different aspects of language use will be developed and at the same time new vocabulary will be introduced and communicative skills will be strengthened. The topics of the course include colloquial language, latinisms, sports and identifying regional variants of the Italian language. Grammar topics include prefixes, augmentatives, cleft sentences, past tenses in indicative mood. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 5, chapters 1 to 3

C1.2

Advanced level course for students proficient in the Italian language and for those who wish to expand their linguistic skills and deepen their knowledge about Italy. In the course, topics such as Italian architecture and movies, as well as the city of Pisa will be discussed. As for grammar, the different tenses of the subjunctive, indirect speech and typical features of spoken language, such as filler words and expressions, will be studied. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters 12 to 13

C1.3

This course aims at deepening the students’ cultural knowledge of Italy and refining their language skills. It is meant for students who already have an advanced and independent level of Italian language skills. Topics deal with history, literature and movies related to Italian mafia. Moreover, the sociolinguistic and cultural background of swearwords will be discussed. Students will learn more about the use of the future perfect, how to combine imperative forms with pronouns, pronominal verbs as well as the punctuation in written texts and rhythm and intonation in oral production. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters 14 to 15

C2.1

This course is intended for students who master Italian language well and independently and who desire to deepen their knowledge about Italian language and culture and develop their linguistic skills. Topics discussed in the course include the Italian work culture, Italian literature and famous writers. Grammar will focus on the usage of impersonal structures, indirect speech and its verb forms and the definite and indefinite articles. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters 16 to 17

C2.2

This course is intended for students who master the Italian language independently and who wish to refresh and refine their language skills into an even more idiomatic direction. Topics discussed in the course include bureaucratic Italian, filler words, sense of humor and satire, Commedia dell’arte and Italian writers. Grammar will focus on the use of the negation word non, rhythm and intonation,  conditional phrases in the present and the construction fare + infinitive. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters 18 to 19

C2.3

This course is intended for students who master the Italian language independently and who wish to refresh and refine their language skills into an even more idiomatic direction. Topics discussed in the course include literature, the Fascist regime and Fascism in art, Italian traditions, history of Italian language, Italian dialects and minor languages. Grammar will focus on the use of conditional sentence, indefinite adjectives and pronouns. In addition, pages of Italian literature will be read in the course.

Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters 20 to 21

Conversation and Culture 

Welcome to the Italian language conversation class! If you love talking and want to improve your knowledge of the Italian language and culture, this course is for you! Listen to Italian music, watch and comment on short videos, read articles and learn more about vocabulary. Students' ideas on discussion topics are welcome.

Skill level: B1

Conversation and Literature

Welcome to the advanced level conversation class! The course will develop the students' verbal and written communication skills with the help of topics relative to Italian culture and current matters. During the course the students will read contemporary Italian literature and develop their language proficiency. The teacher will provide materials for the course. 

Skill level: C1/C2





 


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