Scuola di lingua italiana a Salerno

Italian language Course Levels

Group Courses and private lessons are available throughout the year. All courses can be attended for periods of one week or longer. There are four lessons a day, Monday through Friday. Each lesson is 55 minutes long. 6 levels have been determined and based on The Common European Framework of Reference for Language. After the completion of an exam that will determine the student's Italian linguistic knowledge, every student will be assigned to the appropriate level which will be in conjunction with the course program chosen by the student. Each class has a minimum of 3 participants and a maximum of 12. If there should be only 1 or 2 participants in a certain course/level, the number of hours will be reduced to two hours a day.

Proficient User C1

Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recogniseimplicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneouslywithout much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexiblyand effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produceclear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlleduse of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

Proficient User C2

Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summariseinformation from different spoken and written sources, reconstructingarguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herselfspontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades ofmeaning even in more complex situations.

Independent User B1

Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar mattersregularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with mostsituations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language isspoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or ofpersonal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes andambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Independent User B2

Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete andabstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field ofspecialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity thatmakes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strainfor either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjectsand explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Basic User A1

Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrasesaimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introducehim/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personaldetails such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/shehas. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly andclearly and is prepared to help.

Basic User A2

Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas ofmost immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information,shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple androutine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information onfamiliar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/herbackground, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Multimedia Hall

Multimedia Hall

Our students have free access to the multimedia room where you can surf the Internet using school computers or connect to our free Wi-Fi network with their mobile devices.

Reading Room

Reading Room

In the afternoon the library is available to students for or reading. Moreover, one of the halls of the school, you can also watch television programs and films.

language Laboratory

language Laboratory

The students have at their disposal, free of charge, a wide range of audio and video cassettes for the improvement of phonetic language and to practice in the use of language structures.