ITALIANO PER STRANIERI
THE TOWN: Cortona is a small medieval charming village surrounded by etruscan walls and lying on a hill, overlooking the Lake Trasimeno. It is 30 km from Arezzo, 50 km from Perugia and 70 km from Florence. Thanks to the nearby train station (5 minutes walk distance from the School) you can easily reach some of the most beautiful Tuscan and Umbrian towns.
The HILL’S SCHOOL, established in 1996, organizes courses of Italian Language and culture all year round. The school is located in Camucia, near the train station, in a fine ‘800 typically Tuscan building. Our bright and comfortable classrooms are complemented by a modern study centre equipped with audio and video facilities.
LESSONS: Lessons are held from Monday to Friday in the morning or in the afternoon.
ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE: Each students, upon request, receives a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.
TEACHERS: The HILL’S SCHOOL’ s teachers have a university background and professional experience in teaching Italian to foreigners. Their enthusiasm both in class and in the organization of social and cultural program ensures that students obtain the maximum enjoyment from their period of study.
COURSES: Courses of one to four weeks are offered. On request, the school organizes long-term courses.
TEACHING METHODS: Students learn grammar structures which are developed by practical exercises involving communicative skills.
The objective is to stimulate rapid progress in the practical use of modern Italian, and classes are based on continuous and direct use of the language.
The Hill’s School teaching method is based on a communicative-situational approach which enables the students to speak fluent Italian in a short time.
BEGINNERS: In this course, beginner students develop the basic grammar and common vocabulary. Simple conversation is practiced together with reading and pronunciation exercises. The main aim of this course is to enable students to use the Italian language in the most common situations of daily life.
INTERMEDIATE: In this course the teacher does a review of the basic structures of the language, furnishes a deeper insight into grammar and syntax, enriches the vocabulary and introduces the main aspects of Italian culture: art, music, cinema, theatre, fashion, cookery etc.
ADVANCED: Students reach a successful level of language use in a wide range of situations, including telephone conversations, reading and writing and they wish to master higher levels of perfection.
INDIVIDUAL CRASH COURSES - FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE.
Our school organises courses for individual students who wish to study the Italian language as intensively as possible in a short period of time.
Individual courses last for a minimum of 1 week and can start on any day.
Students can also choose to develop a specific language area (e.g. Italian for tourism, business, art, economics etc.).
It is also possible to follow an individual course with 2 or 3 lessons a week according to the student’s needs. This course may last for a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of 6 months.
The one-to-one tuition method involves the student actively in the lesson, with a constant conversational contact. This type of course can be adapted for any kind of level.
*** Intensive Crash Courses can be organised at any time of the year.
** On request, we organize individual courses of 2 or 3 hours daily.
ITALIAN CLASSES WITH 2 STUDENTS
intensive courses (2 weeks – 30 hours)
long-term courses (1 to 3 months – from 2 to 4 hours per week)