Interactive Italian language-learning for teachers

Course description

Course overview and purpose:
This exciting and intensive Italian language course is offered as a one-week full immersion in Italian language and culture.
The course aims to improve fluency and accuracy in Italian through experiential language-learning methods and practice, as well as cultural immersion in Italy.
You will build your first-person experience in a safe and supportive environment followed by observing, absorbing and activating authentic communication practices directly on the spot, supported by our local professional tutors.
The course ensures the right balance between grammar topics and conversational activities. Our conversation labs and games will make learning easier, faster, stimulating and fun, and you will enjoy our roleplay simulations.
Examples of interactive activities:
– cooking class
– local school tours
– visits to local companies
– visits to local markets
Finally, you will take part in cultural activities, and go on guided tours and excursions showcasing Italian culture.
The course is for teachers who have Intermediate (B1/B2) or Proficient (C1/C2) language levels.

Learning outcomes:

  • Improve fluency and accuracy in Italian
  • Identify experiential learning resources to use in the classroom
  • Become more comfortable with teaching in Italian to non-native Italian speakers
  • Learn about the Italian culture
  • Acquire direct experience of learning activities that involve the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking)

Admission information

  • Language : English, Italian
  • Language level prerequisites : B1 or above
  • Duration : One week
  • Audience :

    Teachers of Italian or of any other subject and school administrative staff

  • General prerequisites :

    No specific requirements

  • Maximum number of participants : 25
  • Minimum advance reservation : 12 weeks

Course information file

Please, download the full course information file, including examples of daily programme, assessment and validation of learning outcomes and more.

Available dates

Padova (Italy)

  • 25.08.2024 - 01.09.2024 - To be confirmed
  • 12.01.2025 - 19.01.2025 - To be confirmed
  • 04.05.2025 - 11.05.2025 - To be confirmed

Course dates are made available based on the availability of trainers but are “confirmed” only once the minimum number of participants is reached.

Course dates are usually listed Sunday to Sunday. The course usually takes place Monday to Friday and the full-day trip usually takes place on Saturday, so Sundays are arrival and departure days for those who book course, activities and accommodation. You can leave earlier if you book just the course.

If you are looking for dates either not listed above or “To be confirmed”, please pre-register to your favourite dates so we can track your interest, liaise with everybody to convey participants to the same dates and make them confirmed!

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