ORDINARY COURSES last four and a half months, with the total of 70 hours.

INTENSIVE COURSES last two months. They are organized at the two levels – Starter and Intermediate 1. Number of classes has been 70 and are held four times a week. The curriculum is the same as for Ordinary Courses and is designed for students who wish to complete The Course for a short time and in one semester complete two levels.

INTENSIVE COURSES consist of 40 hours, and classes are organized three times a week. They are intended for students who need or want to quickly master the basics of the Italian language.

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1a, Edilingua – Roma (1 to 4 units)

GRAMMAR

Definite and Indefinite Article
Nouns and Adjectives
Personal, Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns
The Present Simple Tense – Regular and Irregular Verbs
Modals
The Numbers up to 1.000.000
Prepositions, Preposition + Article
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns
Adverbs
Ordinal Numbers
The Perfect Tense

TOPICS

Everyday Life
Work and Profession
Job Interviews
Leisure Activities
Home and Housing
Check-in bar and Restaurants
Life in the City
Travelling
Holidays and Vacation

At the end of The Starter Course (A1) trainees should be able to:

understand simple questions related to him and one of his typical day
understand what one is studying, where or what he does and where he works
understand sentences related to the order at a restaurant or cafe
understand simple dialogues that deal with topics such as hobbies and leisure activities
understand simple information about the orientation
understand numbers, prices and time
understand certain words and labels on information boards
understand  the important information that includes a brief ad
understand simple texts
understand simple road signs
send a greeting, return the greetings,use of simple terms commomly used when leaving simple personal questions and respond to simple questions
say something about oneself and describe the place where he lives
talk about their activities and events in the past
write a simple postcard
write a short text about himself /herself
suggest short sightseeing tour of their city
write simple sentences about activities and events in the past

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1a, Edilingua – Roma (Module 5); Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1b, Edilingua – Roma (from 6th to 9th Modules)

GRAMMAR

Reflexive Verbs
Future Tense (Simple and Complex)
Demonstrative Adjectives and Pronouns
Pronouns’ Accusative and Dative (stressed and unstressed)
Past Participle with Unstressed Objective Case
Partitive Article
Indicative Past Simple Tense
The Use of  Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

TOPICS

Travelling
Weather Forecast
The Italian Film
Food and Food Habits
Shopping
Holidays, Celebrations and Meetings
The Family

At the end of The Intermediate 1 Course (A2.1) trainees should be able to:

talk with a friend about the places already visited, ask a simple question about a day spent abroad
stories about a family
understand the words that are related to items of clothing, a description of clothing (color, fabric and design)
describe your last purchase
express what he likes and what he does not like
criticize and explain his/her views
describe what is traditionally eaten on holidays in his/her country
provide advice, propose, accept or reject the proposal
Schedule a meeting, write a short e-mail
organize celebrations and determine the place, date, and what is necessary to be brought
retell a movie, a novel, a play

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1b, Edilingua – Roma (10th and 11th Modules); Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2a Edilingua – Roma (from 1st to 3rd Module)

GRAMMAR

The Imperative of the Regular and Irregular Verbs
The Unstressed Direct and Indirect Pronouns in Compound Tenses
Compound Dative and Accusative Pronouns
Relative Pronouns
Personal Pronouns and Object That Precedes The Predicate
The Present and Past Conditional of The Regular and Irregular Verbs
Imperative and Order of The Unstressed Pronouns
Partitive Article and Partitive Pronoun NE
Comparison of Adjectives
Comparison of Compound Adjectives and Adverbs
Structure STARE + GERUNDIO & STARE + INFINITO

TOPICS

Clothes and Fashion
Habits, Tradition
Leisure, Entertainment, Hobbies, TV, Concerts
Students’ Life
Work and Money
Italian Cities

At the end of The Intermediate 2 Course (A2) trainees should be able to:

describes the cities and artistic attractions
describe people, situations and past events
talk about his/her birthplace and his/her way of life
talk about dreams and wishes
asking for and giving advice, express the opinions, agreeing and disagreeing
read and understand written texts related to everyday life, read the press slowly and with the aid of a dictionary
write simple connected texts on his familiar topics that interest them

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2a Edilingua – Roma (4th and 5th Modules); Nuovo Progetto Italiano 2b Edilingua – Roma (from 6th to 9th Module)

GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY

Present Perfect Tense of Regular and Irregular Verbs
The Past Perfect Tense
The Prepositions for Manner
Roman Numbers
Conditional Sentences (Real and Hypothetical)
Present and Past Subjunctive
Use of The Subjuntive
The Relative, Accusative, Reflexive and Compound Pronouns
Past Simple & Past Perfect Subjunctive
Reported and Negative Imperative
Indefinite Adjectives and Pronouns
Unreal Subjunctive
The Pronouns CI & NE
The Sequence of Tenses
Reported Speech
Passive
SI PASSIVANTE
Vocabulary connected with Health, Ecology, Technology and Arts

TOPICS

History
Healthy Life
Music
Love and Jealousy
Life in Cities and Villages
Ecology
Leisure & IT
Marketing & IT
Italian Art and The Cultural Heritage
The Italian Proverbs

At the end of The Upper Intermediate 1 Course (B1) trainees should be able to:

tell a story
set out in detail their experiences, describing feelings and reactions
Description of your dreams, hopes and aspirations
explain and elaborate on the plans, intentions and actions
stories about their own habits and provide tips
talking about music and their musical taste, express their feelings
express their views on environmental issues
express assumptions
express approval or disapproval with someone’s suggestion
keep a conversation, but must stop, plan or correct what he said
convey simple information of immediate relevance and indicate what they considered the most important

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3, Edilingua – Roma (from 7th to 16th Modules); Additional material in agreement with Professor

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

Compound Direct and Reported Pronouns
Word Formation: Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs
Present and Past Conditionals
Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns connected with The Family Relationships
Synonyms and Antonyms
Relative Pronouns with Prepositions
The Position of Adjectives
Pronouns and Particle NE
Verb Prefixation
Prefixes
Discursive Signals
STARE PER + INFINITO
The Sequence of Tenses
Reported Speech
Passive
Lexical Chunks Related to Various Aspects of Contemporary Life
Punctuation, Rhythm and Intonation
Argumentation

TOPICS

Discrimination and the position of women in contemporary society
Italian Women and Work
Italian Language and Sexism
Modern Italian Literature
The problem of Unemployment and its Impact on contemporary Italian families
Modern technology, its use and abuse
Italian Cuisine and Traditions

At the end of The Upper Intermediate Extended 1 Course (B2) trainees should be able to:

initiate, maintain and conclude a conversation successfully downloading or leaving word
exchanging a significant amount of detailed information on matters relating to personal areas of interest
convey the range of emotions and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences
engage in a long conversation on most general topics
encourage discussion of the known areas of invoking others to get involved
speculate on the reasons for, and consequences of hypothetical situations
conduct a pre-prepared interview
clear and detailed description of a wide range of topics related to his field of interest
understand and summarize orally short extracts news, interviews and documentaries
understand and summarize orally the plot and sequence of events in a section of a literary work
Devise a reasonable exposure logically linking ideas
explain attitude on a particular topic by presenting the actual strengths and weaknesses of the available option

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3, Edilingua – Roma (from 17th to 25th Modules); Additional material in agreement with Professor

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

• Sequences of Tenses
• Conjunctions
• Compound Pronouns
• The Irregular Nouns
• The Irregular Future with Impersonal Forms
• The Irregular Participle
• Conditionals
• Passive Form of Past Perfect Participle
• STARE + GERUNDIO; FARSI + INFINITO
• Words from The Foreign Languages
• The Indefinite Pronouns and Prepositions
• Passive
• Discursive Signals

TOPICS

• Divorce
• The Role of Computers in the Life of Modern Man
• Emigration
• Environmental Pollution and Possible Solutions
• Typical Italian Food Products
• Friendship Then and Now
• Neologisms in Italian
• The Power of Rumour
• The Italians and daily break in the bar

At the end of The Upper Intermediate Extended 2 Course (C1.2) trainees should be able to:

• Argument and Hold Ones’ Positions in The Debate By Providing Relevant Explanations, Facts and Observations
• Use The Established Terms To Gain Time To Figure Out What To Say
• Reliably Reproduce Detailed Information
• Possesses a Rich Vocabulary
• Expose his/her Agreement With Reasonable Accuracy and Correct Errors That Have Led To Misunderstandings
• Write Clear And Detailed Compositions, Reports Or Texts of Presentations On a Range of Topics
• Write Summaries of Articles on General Topics
• Summarize Information from Different Sources and Media
• Discuss the Topic, Explaining The Arguments for and against a Particular Viewpoint
• Writes about The Events, On Real or Imaginary Experiences in detail and readable.
• Write a Short Review of The Film or The Book
• Express Diverse Feelings and Attitudes in Personal Correspondance
• Reporting on Daily News, Clearly Outlining The Essential Aspects of a Particular Event

TEXTBOOK: Nuovo Progetto Italiano 3, Edilingua – Roma (from 26th to 32nd Modules); Mosaico Italia, Edilingua – Roma, Additional material, in agreement with Professor

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

• Morphology and Syntax
• lexical chunks in the field of medicine, history, art and culture
• Use of the appropriate register
• adverbs and adverbial phrases
• collective nouns
• various types of prefixes and suffixes
• oral expression: complexity and accuracy in speech
• Selecting the appropriate phrase

TOPICS

• Official and Alternative Medicine
• superstitions
• News
• Life in Ancient Rome
• Theatre in dialect
• Italian National Holidays and Traditions
• traditions and medieval heritage
• Italy yesterday and today
• Crime in Italy
• film

At the end of Conversation Course1 (C1.2) trainees should be able to:

• expose the complex content clearly
• retell a long, difficult text
• exposure of the speaker connect with exposures of other speakers
• replace the word one can not remember with the appropriate term and not to confuse the listener
• perfect one’s speech, controls what one wants to say
• clearly and legibly written notions of the number of general and specialized topics
• express their views in a comment on a topic or event, highlighting the main ideas and to support their positions in detail
• describe experiences, feelings and events in a private letter in detail
• write a proper grammatical texts, to adjust the vocabulary and style depending on their intended use, which is a type of text, and what the topic was

TEXTBOOK: Mosaico Italia, Edilingua – Roma,

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY

• Morphology and Syntax
• lexical chunks in the field of medicine, history, art and culture
• Use appropriate register
• adverbs and adverbial phrases
• collective nouns
• various types of prefixes and suffixes
• oral expression: complexity and accuracy in speech
• Selecting the appropriate phrase

TOPICS:

• History of the Italian Republic
• Italian Economy and Economics
• Various cooking traditions and healthy eating
• Typical Italian Food Products
• Globalization: Pros and Cons
• Italian Press, Radio and Television
• History of Italian Comics and Cinema
• Sport, Fitness and Sporting Events in Italy
• The Immigration and its Impact on Contemporary Italy
• The Problems of the Modern Man

At the end of The Conversation 2 Course (C2) trainees should be able to:

• briefly recount the long, difficult text
• give detailed descriptions and show something, linking units, occupying certain positions and ending with an appropriate conclusion
• expose clearly shaped paper on the subject in the field of personal or professional interest in the field, away, if necessary, from pre-prepared text to spontaneously respond to the questions of the audience present
• use a range of appropriate expressions as fluid introduction during the taking of words, or to gain time and keep the word as he/she thinks
• to express oneself fluently and spontaneously, almost effortlessly
• have a rich vocabulary that allows to circumvent some gaps and rarely observes that asking for the right expression
• consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical accuracy; errors are rare and difficult to notice
• Make a presentation in a clear, well-crafted play by taking a complex topic especially highlighting the most important points
• gather information from a variety of sources and make them reasonably linked to a written summary of the text
• write a formal letter correctly
• Select the style that will be written in relation to the text intended for the listener

TEXTBOOK: Mosaico Italia, Edilingua – Roma, material from the Internet, Didactive Films, parts of Television and Radio Programs, Newspaper Articles, Literary Texts, etc.

The course is designed for those who wish to renew and deepen their knowledge of Italian language and civilization. Professor chooses themes and materials in consultation with students and in accordance with their needs and interests.

Younger Junior (students from first to fourth grade of the Elementary School)
Junior 1(students from fifth to eighth grade of the Elementary School)

Business Course 1
The Course for Doctors and Medical Staff
The Course for Film Lovers and Filmmakers
The Course for Professional Musicians
The Course the Bartender
The Seniors Course