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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. The 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 from 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, the students will learn new vocabulary and grammar, and deepen their knowledge about Italy and Italians. The students will learn to talk about leisure time and hobbies, to shop in a grocery store, to describe things, to ask and give directions. About grammar, the students will learn irregular verbs, expressions related to time and place, prepositions and the use of definite articles, declination of adjectives and the use of partitive in plural forms. New vocabulary includes the days of a week, months and indications for direction.
Textbook: Chiaro A1, chapters from 4 to 7

A1.3

This course is planned for students who have accomplished at least one year of Italian studies and for those who have not studied Italian for a while. The aim of this course is to develop students’ language skills in listening, text comprehension and both in written and oral production. The students will learn to describe places such as cities and their tourist attractions, to write emails and postcards, to tell 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 use of si passive form among others.
Textbook: Chiaro A1, chapters from 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 diversify their expressions and deepen their knowledge about Italian culture. The students will learn to communicate in train, 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, to use the past tense imperfetto and differentiate it from passato prossimo and also to use the conditional tense.
Textbook: Chiaro A2, chapters from 1 to 4

A2.2

This Italian course is intended for students who have studied Italian for one year and a half. During this course the students will develop their knowledge about Italian language and culture and particularly increase their vocabulary in themes such as leisure time, culture and tourism. The students will learn to make proposals and to accept or reject a proposal, to make an appointment, to express intention, to talk about holiday trips and express opinions. From grammar the students will learn the stare + gerund structure, accusative pronouns coupled with passato prossimo -verb tense, relative pronouns and the imperative form in an informal setting.
Textbook: Chiaro A2, chapters from 5 to 7

A2.3

This course is planned for students who have studied Italian for at least 2 years or more. The students will improve their language skills and gain more knowledge about the Italian way of life and the Italian culture. The students will learn to follow 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 from 8 to 10

 

Livelli B1-B2

B1.1

This course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for about 3 years. Students’ language skills will be developed in various ways. The topics include describing one’s own skills and competences, telling about one’s journey and talking 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 from 1 to 4


B1.2

Intermediate course of Italian language for students who have studied Italian for at least 3 years. In the course students develop their language skills and increase their linguistic knowledge in many ways. The themes on the lessons include wellbeing and sports, professions, the social responsibility, consumption and different life styles. About grammar, the use of conditional tense to express uncertainty, the stare per structure, present tense of subjunctive related to some expressions and different passive structures will be taught.
Textbook: Chiaro B1, chapters from 5 to 7

B1.3

This course is intended for students who have studied Italian for at least 4 years. The students will learn more about Italian grammar and practice their conversational skills with different types of exercises. The topics in the course material include expressing wishes and feelings and talking about environment and tourism in Italy. What comes to grammar, students will learn more about the past tense of gerund, different uses and tenses of subjunctive and indirect speech in past tense.
Textbook: Espresso 3, chapters from 7 to 10

B2.1

The course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for more than 4 years. The students will develop their conversational skills and deepen their knowledge of Italian grammar. The students will learn more about Italian geography and some local characteristics, as well as about political and social topics. About grammar, the students will learn more about the future and conditional tenses, past tenses and direct speech. In addition, the students will gain deeper insight in the use of articles.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari B2, chapters from 1 to 3

B2.2

A medium-advanced level course, which is suitable for students who have studied approximately 5 years. The course aims at developing students’ language skills in listening and reading comprehension and both oral and written production. The topics of the course include the Renaissance in Italy, interior design and contemporary art. The 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, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari B2, chapters from 4 to 6

B2.3

The course is suitable for students who have studied Italian for 5 years or who desire 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 conjunctive, will be studied further. Moreover, the use of the polite form to address someone, the compound words and the building up words will be taught. In addition, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari B2, chapters from 7 to 9

 

Livelli C1-C2

C1.1

Advanced level course for students already very proficient in 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. Within the topics, the students will travel in time from ancient Rome to the modern Italian landscapes and learn about their cultural characteristics. About spoken language, intonation and idiomatic expression will be discussed, and about grammar, adverbs and position of verbs will be studied. In addition, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters from 10 to 11

C1.2

Advanced level course for students already very proficient in 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. About grammar, the different tenses of subjunctive, indirect speech and typical features of spoken language, such as filler words and expressions, will be studied. In addition, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters from 12 to 13

C1.3

This course aims at deepening the students’ cultural knowledge of Italy and refining their language skills and is intended for students who already have an elevated and independent level of Italian language skills. The topics in the course material deal with the 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 to pronouns, pronominal verbs as well as the punctuation in written texts and rhythm and intonation in oral production. In addition, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters from 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 more idiomatic. Topics discussed in the course include the Italian work culture, Italian literature and famous writers. The grammar will focus on some impersonal structures, indirect speech and its verb forms and the definite and indefinite articles. In addition, pieces of Italian literature will be read in the course.
Textbook: Nuovo Magari C1/C2, chapters from 16 to 17

Conversation and Culture I

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 are also welcome.

Skill level: A2 / B1

Conversations and Culture II

Welcome to the Advanced Level conversation class! The course develops the students' oral and written language skills through the use of Italian language related to current events. The course lessons are based on topics selected with the whole group, discussions are supported and enriched with texts, music, and videos. The language skills of a student develop in a versatile way in a supportive and pleasant environment. Students receive course materials for each subject in both printed and digital form.

Skill level: at least B2





 


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