InSicilia proposes different types of courses in order to satisfy the needs of every student. Every course is structured on the basis of the identified levels by the  Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Every student will attend a course according to his/her level evaluated through an initial test (Placement Test) that can be integrated with a Skype Interview. A progress test is given to the student during each course to monitor the learning process. At the end of every course there will be a final test to evaluate the progresses and to allow an eventual change of level.

The participation to the courses gives right to a Certificate of Frequency and a Declaration of competence InSicilia which certifies the level of linguistic competence achieved. At the end of the courses and according to the level of knowledge achieved, it is also possible to access the Exams in order to obtain officially recognized Certifications. Ordinary Courses normally begin on Monday and last from 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the activity chosen. In case of specific needs and on demand, the Center organizes personalized learning planes for long period by allowing three-month and half-yearly programs.

The “Welcome Meeting” precedes the begin of every course or workshop and will take place on the Saturday before the begin of the activity (if the participant arrives in time) or during the afternoon of the first day (Monday). The courses will be activated for a minimum number of 4 students and, in order to guarantee the efficiency of the learning process, classes will be made up of a maximum of 12 students. The Center also organizes individual course on demand for small groups, based on the linguistic needs of the students.

The Center has 4 Courses

STANDARD

The “Standard” course is the most popular among students. It consists of 20 hours long weekly modules, divided in daily sessions of 4 hours, all mornings from Monday to Friday.  Structured for  all linguistic levels (from A1 to C2), this typology is thought for those who wish to study the Italian language and cultural patrimony while also having free time to dedicate to tourism and other extra-curricular activities. This course is in fact characterized by a strong focus on the cultural side and provides, other than the study of Italian language, the approach to Italian and Sicilian traditions through informal teaching methodologies.
The Center will avail of specific texts and publications finalized to the course typology chosen by the student.
Ordinary Courses activities usually start on Monday and last from 1 to 4 weeks.
In case of specific needs and on demand the Center organizes personalized learning plans for lengthened period as well, by allowing the frequency of three-month and half-yearly programs.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 35,00

STANDARD PLUS

The “Standard Plus” course is an extension of the Standard course and includes the addition of 10 hours of individual teaching, divided in 2 hours long daily sessions, from Monday to Friday. Thanks to that, the weekly length of the Standard Plus Course will be of 30 hours.

This course typology, valid for all levels, is particularly indicated for those who wish to quicken their learning process with a personalized and individual study and the dedicated support from the teacher. The Standard Plus course will provide the student with integrative activities and language exercises in order to strengthen the contents learned while stimulating the use of the language.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 35,00

INTENSIVE

The “Intensive” course consists of  26 hours per week (from Monday to Friday), divided into 4 daily sessions of 5 hours each (from Monday to Thursday) and 1-day session of 6 hours (on Friday). Structured for all linguistic levels (from A1 to C2), this course grants a period of total immersion in the Italian language and culture and it is referred to those who have the exigency of learning or perfecting quickly their Italian, both for study or work needs.

This course focuses more on the linguistic side and is particularly indicated for preparing for the official certifications. The Center will avail of specific texts and publications finalized to the course typology chosen by the student. Intensive courses have a variable length from 1 to 4 weeks and begin on Monday. In case of specific needs and on demand the Center organizes personalized learning plans for lengthened period as well, by allowing the frequency of three-month and half-yearly programs.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 35,00

INTENSIVE PLUS

The “Intensive Plus” course is an extension of the Intensive course and includes the addition of 14 hours of individual teaching in 3 hour long daily sessions, from Monday to Thursday, and 1-day session of 2 hours. The weekly length of the Intensive Plus Course will be of 40 hours. Such course typology, valid for  all levels, is particularly indicated to those who wish to quicken their learning process with a personalized and individual study with the dedicated support of the teacher.

The Intensive Plus course will provide the student with integrative activities and language exercises in order to strengthen the contents learned while stimulating the use of the language. The Intensive plus formula is strongly advised to those who wish to take the exams needed to gain the official certifications.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 35,00

 

Special Courses are addressed to particular categories of users who, for study or professional reasons, wish to acquire or perfect the terminologies linked to the world of business or specific sectors.

The Special Courses begin on Monday and last from 1 to 3 weeks. The weekly module has a duration of 12 hours. The Welcome Meeting precedes every course and will take place on the Saturday before the beginning of the course (if the participant arrives in time) or during the afternoon of the first day.

The Center has 4 Special Courses

ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS

The Course is structured in weekly modules from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the requests of the participants. Each module lasts 12 hours and is divided in 3 lessons of 4 hours. The Italian for Business course is addressed to those who desire to develop their knowledge of the language, in order to improve career opportunities in the global work market and to interact successfully in professional contexts.

An intermediate level of Italian language is required in order to attend this course. InSicilia also offers Italian for Business customized  courses for specific professional exigencies of single students or companies.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 40,00

LEGAL ITALIAN

This course is specifically addressed to those who study or work in the legal sector, in order to obtain the linguistic competences needed to understand the vocabulary used in such ambit. The course includes an overview of the most important topics about jurisprudence; the didactic program, determined on the specific requests of the classroom, may include civil, constitutional, administrative, work or penal ambits. Particular attention will be given to the examination of contracts (private, work etc.).

The Course is structured in weekly modules from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the requests of the participants. Each module lasts 12 hours and is divided in 3 lessons of 4 hours. An intermediate level of Italian language is required in order to attend this course. It is possible to include in the study program a short visit to some legal practices of the city, if requested by the participants.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 40,00

MEDICAL - SCIENTIFIC ITALIAN

Designed for those who study or work in medical – scientific ambit, this Course is centered on the acquisition of a linguistic background that will allow all participants to use and understand specific terminology of the sector as well as read and understand scientific texts.

The Course is structured in weekly modules from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the exigencies of the participants. Each module lasts 12 hours and is divided in 3 lessons of 4 hours. An intermediate level of Italian language is required in order to attend this course.

 

Cost per hour individual lesson € 40,00

ITALIAN AND DICTION

The “Italian and Diction course” is addressed to those who want to perfect their knowledge of the Italian language, in order to express perfectly and control their vocal skills. Voice is an extraordinary mean of communication: the correct use of the voice is a purpose achievable through diction and knowledge of all rules; this way students will acquire self-confidence while communicating both in personal and professional ambit, and will learn how to modulate their voice.

The didactic program includes: Diction, Phonetic, Public Speaking and Reading. The program is structured in 3 modules: Diction, Breathing and Voice. The Course is structured in weekly modules from 1 to 3 weeks depending on the exigencies of the participants. Each module lasts 12 hours and is divided in 3 lessons of 4 hours. An advanced level of Italian language is required in order to attend this course.

Cost per hour individual lesson € 40,00

 

The Center respects civil and religious festivities, both local and national. Therefore it will remain closed in the following dates: 1st January, 6th January, Easter and the Monday of Easter, 25th April, 1st May, 2nd June, 15th August, 1st November, 8th December, 25th and 26th December.