Improve your Italian at Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri
Italian language courses
Why choosing our Italian language courses
Learn Italian in Rome with “Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri”. Are you looking for group classes or individual lessons or would you like to attend daily or weekly courses? Do you prefer studying at our school in Rome or you’re more comfortable studying online? We have the right course for you.Our Italian language courses are designed for students, business professionals, and anyone who need to learn Italiano or loves Italian culture
Group language courses
Learn Italian with our language group classes in Rome and meet new friends.
Opera language program
Italian courses in Rome for Opera lovers: investigate linguistic structure in depth from grammar to syntax and work on pronunciation and diction.
Internship program from 8 to 24 weeks: learn Italian in Italy through an internship.
Our Italian language school in Rome is certified for the CILS examinations of Siena University
Online Italian classes
Study Italian language remotely from your home or your workplace with our Italian language classes online. Get your free Italian lesson.
Try one of our Italian Language courses in Rome
At CLIDA (Centro Linguistico Italiano Dante Alighieri of Rome) we offer you a wide and complete range of Italian language courses to help you easily master the language. Our courses are a great choice if you have decided to learn, improve or simply practice Italian language while experiencing the authentic Life Style of Rome.
All our Italian language courses in Rome are available for any language level and needs:
- Professional courses if you need to deepen the language for business reasons with specific terminologies.
- Cultural courses if you are a lover of art, culture, cinema, and painting or if you want to discover the secrets of our cuisine by improving the language.
- In Place or Online Italian Classes.
- Groups or individuals language classes in Rome.
- Credits for American universities or colleges.
- We will help you with the process of getting your VISA as an Italian student in Italy.
At the end of a course of at least 4 weeks, the student can choose to sit written and oral tests to obtain a certificate of knowledge and competence at different levels (A1-C2).
Even the students who don’t attend the school can sit the tests to certify their level of Italian knowledge.
You must pay for the exams.
The school provides, free of charge, Certificates of attendance.
European Language Portfolio
|C2||Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.|
|C1||Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.|
|B2||Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.|
|B1||Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.|
|A2||Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.|
Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
|A1||Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.|
To reach Elementary levels A1-A2:
|First module* 0 → A1||Second module → A1-A2||Third module → A2|
|TOPICS||Articles, simple and articulated prepositions, common regular and irregular plurals, possessive and demonstrative adjectives. Present, present perfect in the three regular conjugations and of the most common irregular verbs.|
Reflexive and interrogative pronouns. Direct personal pronouns.
|Use of “ci” and “ne”. Indirect pronouns. Demonstrative pronouns and agreement with the past participle. Study of the future and imperfect. Use of the present perfect and the imperfect. Some irregular plurals. The conditional||The degrees of the adjective. Relative pronouns. Direct, indirect and reflexive personal pronouns plus “lo, la, li, le, ne”. Use of the indicative. Pluperfect tense. Use of the subjunctive with the most common verbs.|
|EXERCISES||Easy reading, basic vocabulary, giving personal details, simple listening, games, simple dialogues. Role play||Reading, basic vocabulary, everyday conversation, simple listening, games, simple dialogues, basic writing. Role play||Reading simple newspaper articles; listening (announcements, adverts and songs); describing your country; writing about personal interests. Role play.|
To reach Higher Intermediate levels B1-B2:
|Fourth module A2 → B1||Fifth module → B1-B2||Sixth module → B2|
|TOPICS||Conditional statements. Use of the remote past. Use of the conditional. Use of the subjunctive with the most common conjunctions. Exercises on the use of the moods and tenses. Pronominal verbs. Positive, negative and pronominal imperative.||Other uses of the subjunctive with conjunctions. Indefinites. Exercises on the use of moods and tenses. Other double pronouns. Gerund, participles and infinitive. The passive form. Idiomatic expressions.||Sentence analysis. Direct and reported speech. Syntax. Diminutives. Nouns with double plural. Plural of compound nouns. Prepositions (complete use with verbs and adjectives). Exercises on the use of moods and tenses.|
|EXERCISES||Reading newspaper and other articles to improve vocabulary; listening (news programmes); debates (for and against); writing about family and familiar subjects Watching films (with a simple summary and comments)||Reading and paraphrasing literary texts and instruction manuals; watching news programmes; debates (for and against); writing on subjects chosen by the teacher.||Reading newspapers; listening to radio programmes; summarising readings both orally and in writing. More difficult listening to improve comprehension and summarising skills.|
To reach advanced levels C1-C2:
|Seventh module B2 → C1||Eighth module → C1-C2||Ninth module → C2|
|TOPICS||Grammar revision with active involvement of the student.||Grammar revision with active involvement of the student.||Grammar revision with active involvement of the student.|
|EXERCISES||Studying texts and analysing complex structures. Writing reports on technical and literary listening. Comparative analysis of written and spoken expressions in order to master them||Studying texts and analysing complex structures. Writing reports on technical and literary listening. Comparative analysis of written and spoken expressions in order to master them.||Studying texts and analysing complex structures. Writing reports on technical and literary listening. Comparative analysis of written and spoken expressions in order to master them.|
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