At An Italian Affair we offer classes for the following levels:
Absolute Beginner – Travellers Crash Course
Beginners (Beginner – Post beginner-Advanced Beginner)
Intermediate (Lower Intermediate-High intermediate)
Advanced (Lower advanced – Advanced)
Within each level, we offer a number of courses. The aim of the courses is to equip students with the fundamentals of the Italian language within the context of every day practical, real-life situations. Whist the focus is learning how to communicate effectively in Italian, all aspects of Italian grammar are taught but in the context of every day practical conversation and usage through listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Not sure which level? Determine your Italian language proficiency level here or contact Antonella on 0416153632.
ABSOLUTE BEGINNER – TRAVELLERS CRASH COURSE
If you’re planning a trip to Italy and need to a crash course that will get you through then this 5 week course will be your saving grace. Just $250 for 5 weeks of total immersion.
“Io e l’Italiano” is a conversation course ideally suited for travelers or for first time language learners. You will learn basic “survival” language to enable you to converse in a number of everyday situations whilst in Italy. Upon completion of this course you can progress to the other Beginner levels courses.
POST BEGINNER to ADVANCED CLASSES
“Qui Italia.it” is a structured progressive immersion course developed by the University of Foreigners of Perugia in line with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The method is communicative and the units are organised by themes of daily life. The aim of the course is to provide learners with all aspects of Italian grammar but in the context of everyday practical conversation and usage. These lively full immersion classes are designed for students who are at a proficiency level of at least A2. Completion of the course will result in a proficiency level of B2.
ADVANCED CONVERSATION CLASSES
“Parliamone insieme” is a structured course, which aims to further develop proficiency in Italian. The strong focus is on conversation and Italian grammar will be revised in accordance with student needs. The course follows a thematic approach and the many topics of discussion will include cultural topics and current affairs. Students will also be encourages to read and discuss novels. This course is suited for those who are at a B2 level.
PREPARATORY SESSIONS FOR CELI EXAMINATIONS
The CELI examination is one of the most widely recognised certificates in language competency for learners of Italian.
It is issued by the University of Foreigners of Perugia and it is recognised by the Italian Department of Education and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Employers, universities and government organizations throughout the world recognize the CELI certificates.
The founder and director of An Italian Affair, Antonella Nichinonni is an accredited examiner for the CELI examinations and offers Preparatory sessions for these examinations.
These courses are designed to provide students with valuable tools to successfully complete the CELI examination.
A VCE SUPPORT COURSE
VCE preparation for Year 11 and 12 would have a strong emphasis on the new Language Study Design of VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority). While conversation in Italian would be the main tool used during the course, the topics would be related to the common areas of study for Unit 1 and 2 for Year 11 and unit 3 and 4 for Year 12. Furthermore great importance would be given to the detailed study of each student.
Through a full immersion in the Target Language, students would also learn relaxation techniques for stress management.