Course structure: our 12 modules
Our Italian as a foreign language courses are designed on a twelve-module structure.
In order to cover the 6 levels of linguistic competence from BREAKTHROUGH to MASTERY LEVEL* established by the Common European Framework and corresponding to international parameters, students must attend all twelve modules.
Each international level of linguistic competence can be achieved by following two modules of our syllabus: therefore a BREAKTHROUGH level of linguistic competence will be reached by following module 1 and module 2; a WAYSTAGE level by following module 3 and module 4 etc.
Each module consists of 20 hours that will be covered with a one-week course. The lessons are from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.00 for a total of four hours a day. In order to reach the next level of linguistic competence students will have to attend a two-week course.
At the end of each one-week course students take an end-of-module test assessing the competencies achieved and allowing them to move to the next module. If students fail their end-of-module test they will have to repeat the failed module.
All modules begin on Monday morning. New students need to take a placement test in order to assess their language knowledge. ABSOLUTE BEGINNER level students will not have to take any test.