Centro Lingua Italiana Calvino

Language Courses

A. INTENSIVE - 6 hours a day

Lessons Monday-Friday 9am-2.50pm

9am - 10.40am communicative introduction to grammar topics; short text, written exercises

11.00am - 12.40pm guided communication with practical application of the new grammar; role plays

1.10pm - 2.50pm guided conversation to common themes of interest; lexical development; Italy nowadays.

For a good part of your active day, Italian will become your main language, and this -thanks to our method- happens in an absolutely "painless" manner. The Intensive course consists of extra practice in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on practical communication activities. This signifies a surprising amount of learning on the part of the beginning students; substantial progress is possible for everyone in a short time, above all you can develop your personal articulateness in the mini-groups or individual lessons during the afternoon classes. We recommend the Intensive course to everyone, especially students enrolling for only few weeks.


B. STANDARD - 4 hours a day

Lessons Monday-Friday 9.00am - 12.40pm oppure 1.10pm - 4.50pm (high season only*)

9.00am - 10.40am communicative introduction to grammar topics; short text, written exercises

11.00am - 12.40pm guided communication with practical application of the new grammar; role plays.

This course is the ideal combination of study and free time. Grammar is introduced and practiced communicatively. This means that grammar is covered as much as possible by using practical situations. There is an emphasis on every day Italian, vocabulary development and pronunciation. The secret of the course's success is the blending of the students' attention to the spoken language with a curiosity for their host country. In case you have a longer period of time at your disposal, learning Italian with our long term program will proceed hand in hand with an increasing familiarity with daily life and customs, the food and climate, the sounds and smells of a country which each day becomes less foreign.

*) high season only: * The schedule of the classes can be either in the morning or in the afternoon depending upon various circumstances (current number of groups, the level of the students, etc.) and will be determined on your first course day.


C. HOLIDAY - 2 hours a day

Lessons Monday to Friday
in the morning or in the afternoon

You can't call it a " crash course ", but if you want to enjoy and explore Florence, its surroundings and its culture at its most and you can only spend 2 hours of your time to work on your Italian this is the right choice of program for you. You can improve and practise your Italian every day and feel more confident to get along well in the city.


D. SPECIAL - 4 hours a day

Lezioni: lunedì-venerdì ore 15:00 -18:00 (1 lezione = 45 min)

Grammar and Conversation; high attention to the spoken language
It fits to people staying many months in Florence not able to attend the school in the morning.


E. INDIVIDUAL - 4 hours a day

available for 2 or 6 hours a day also


F. COMBI - 4+2 ore al giorno

Lezioni: lunedì-venerdì 9.00-14.50

9.00 - 10.40 communicative introduction to grammar topics; short text, written exercises

11.00 - 12.40 guided communication with practical application of the new grammar; role plays.

13.10 - 14.50 individual lessons


G. PART-TIME

for working students and au-pair
3 days/week 2 hours each, total 6 hours/week


H. LANGUAGE & INTERNSHIP

This program allows you to study and work in Italy in order to deeper your knowledge face to face with a real Italian environment. You attend the language school for a minimum of four weeks (6 hours of lessons a day), after this you will be involved in an unpaid internship in a selected Italian company for two or more months.

4 weeks Intensive Course + 4 or 8 weeks unpaid internship
course begins: see course A


I. LANGUAGE & COOKING

Foods speak Italian, don't you know it?

Standard Course + 2 times a week cook and taste Italian receipts together!


L. LANGUAGE & PAINTING

Don't loose the chance to paint under the same sky of the most appreciated Renaissance artists. Your azzurro came out never so intense before.

Standard Course + 1 lecture drawing and painting per week (3 hrs. each)