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Romanica - Academia Italiana di Lingua e Cultura

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Key Information:
Class Size: 1 - 12 people
Destination: Italy  
Category: Language Schools
Specialty: Italian, Other  
Season: January - December
Courses Per Year: flexible
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 180 Euro (EUR) per course
Max Price: 560 Euro (EUR) per course

This is a school for the study of the Italian language. Since 1998 we offer courses to students of all ages and all nationalities, as well as a rich variety of activities during students’ free time. It is the ideal place to begin or continue one’s study of Italian and to use the language as an entryway to an understanding of Italian culture.

We are located in Modena, right in the historic center. A historic university town Modena is situated in Emilia-Romagna, a north-central region of Italy. With its 200,000 inhabitants, it is both tranquil and lively, a place where modernity and tradition meet and engage comfortably with one another.

The goal of our program is communication. Pronunciation, vocabulary, and the grammatical structures of the Italian language are always presented in context, in order to develop comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing skills. There are five levels in all: beginners, elementary, intermediate I, intermediate II and advanced.

We consider your interests and your motives for choosing to study Italian to be fundamental to our task. We are always available to respond to your needs, and we will do our best to work with you to achieve your educational goals.

All of our courses, organized according to the methods for the teaching of foreign languages set forth by the Council of Europe, are the fruits of our labors, both as individuals and in collaboration.

Intensive Courses in Groups

The courses begin with a placement test which allows us to evaluate your familiarity with the language and to form classes composed of students all at the same level. There are five levels in all: beginners, elementary, intermediate I, intermediate II and advanced. The courses run from two weeks to twelve months. It is possible to start a course on Mondays according to the course calendar.

The classes are composed of a maximum of twelve students of diverse nationalities. Each group works with two teachers, and the lessons are conducted exclusively in Italian. The four hours of daily classroom time are divided between two separate courses of grammatical structure and vocabulary, and expression and conversation. In classes composed of one or two students the duration of daily lesson will be 2 hours instead of 4; since small groups work in more intensive manner the same progress can be guaranteed. The consistent contact between students and teachers and the flexibility of our teaching methods facilitate a real and intense encounter with the Italian language.

The schedule of the courses is the following: from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 13.00. One class hour has the duration of 55 minutes. There will be a short break from 10.50 to 11.10. Every fifteen days there is a test to assess the students’ progress, as well as to assure the continued homogeneity of each level.

The teaching material is consistently reviewed according to the needs of the specific groups and individual students aiming to improve the communicative skills of every individual student. Your active participation allows you to learn Italian in a friendly and engaging atmosphere. The teaching together with a binder will be given by the school and is included in the course price.

Individual Courses and Courses for Small Groups

Every student has his or her specific interests, needs, and rhythms. We seek to satisfy these needs and organizes individual courses in general Italian as well as specific Italian courses in literature, art, business and commercial Italian, tourism, Italian for systematic study, translations, and courses for teachers of Italian as a foreign language.

In addition, we offer lessons specifically designed to prepare you for:

- CELI exams - of the University for Foreigners in Perugia;
- CILS exams - of the University for Foreigners in Siena;
- AIL exams - of the Accademia Italiana di Lingua in Florence;
- Admission exams to an Italian university;
- University language exams.

If you want you may decide to combine these private lessons, individually or in groups of two or three people, with the intensive group courses.

Afternoon Courses

These courses are recommended for students who are already in Italy and can dedicate a longer time period for their language studies, or for those who, because of their work, cannot participate the basic courses in the morning. The groups meet two times per week. The anticipated days of the course are Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday. The lessons are held in the afternoon or in the evening.
The number of hours per day depends on the number of participants:

- 7 to 10students: 3 hours per day (6 hours per week);
- 4 to 6 students: 2 hours per day (4 hours per week);
- 2 to 3 students: 1 hours and 30 minutes per day (3 hours per week);
- 1 student: 1 hour per day (2 hours per week).


We want to offer you the possibility to get to know the Italian culture and to gain even more from your Italian studies by organizing seminars on: Italian songs, arts, literature, history, pronunciation and phonetics, dialects, cinema, restoration and bookmaking, Italian cuisine and wines...

These seminars are part of the complementary activities program which will keep you busy for 6 additional hours each week.
At the end of your course a test will be taken and we will present you with an attendance certificate indicating the level of Italian language knowledge achieved.

Faculty Information:
After receiving our university degrees, we have specialized in teaching of Italian as foreign language, and some of us have also taught Italian abroad. We take great pleasure in our work. We find the opportunity to meet and interact with many people of different nationalities to be a source of constant enrichment on cultural, professional, and personal levels.

Because we ourselves have been foreign language students, we are particularly suited to address your needs and your difficulties, and we understand the importance of support and encouragement.

Other Activities:
Included as part of your course of study we organize a program for your free time which parallels the language course in its content. You will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities that will allow you to feel part of the city and to get to know our culture and our history.

Excursions, concerts, traditional and local festivals, visits to museums and other cultural venues, plays, conferences and receptions organized by the school and open to all. This is the best way to encounter new friends and improve your Italian while also enjoying yourself.

You will spend an unusual afternoon experiencing the rituals of a vinegar maker or on a farm observing the phases of production of parmigiano cheese, or in Maranello, discreetly spying on the Ferrari test course or in its factory workshops. You will have the possibility to visit painting exhibitions, to explore the studios of a private television company, to sing along with "Rossini," Italy’s most ancient choral, or simply to sip an aperitif and sit with friends inhaling the intoxicating smells of the delicious dishes of Modena’s celebrated cuisine. Modena is a place to experience, above all at the dinner table!

You can gain even more from your Italian studies by following our seminars on: songs, arts, literature, history, pronunciation and phonetics, cinema, Italian dialects, wine...

Upon your arrival you will receive the program of the complementary activities which will keep you busy for 6 additional hours each week. Our secretary will be at your disposal to inform you of the most characteristic and entertaining places as well as the cultural events going on in the city and the Emilia-Romagna region.

Facility Information:
The teaching material is consistently reviewed according to the needs of the specific groups and individual students aiming to improve the communicative skills of every individual student. Specially selected texts, exercises, articles, literary extracts, games, songs, cartoons, and videos are used to stimulate the class’s curiosity.

Classrooms are decorated with eighteenth-century frescoes, are merely a point of departure from which students will discover the everyday rhythms of this unique, beautiful, and extremely liveable city.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Prices 2006-2007:

Intensive courses in group:

1 week = euros 180
2 weeks = euros 310
3 weeks = euros 435
4 weeks = euros 560
5% discount for students under 20 and over 60 years of age.
10% discount for all for the second month of course onwards.

Individual courses:

1 hour = euros 28
20 hours = euros 530

About This Supplier
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Location: Italy
Joined InfoHub: Jul 2005
Client Request Served: 4

We are the ideal place for studying Italian. We are proud to welcome students of all ages and nationalities and to find for each one of them the Italian language course that best suits their interests and needs: from beginner to advanced level, from tuition in group to individual lessons, from general to specific...

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