The heart of Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera’s Italian program is the Lingua group language course with maximum 8 students per class.
The lessons are normally divided into two parts with a different teacher guiding each segment. The first part emphasizes Italian grammar and structure. The second part focuses on the application and exercise of these linguistic rules in real life settings.
We do not employ standard Italian textbooks but instead produce our own class and take-home materials which are modified to the particular interests, abilities and needs of the group. This method has proven most effective in teaching adults who come to us from different backgrounds and who respond most favorably when treated in a way that is personally significant.
Pintadera carefully selects readings from Italy’s most celebrated poets, play-wrights and novelists. Wide varieties of current-event materials such as newspapers, magazines, radio and TV broadcasts are used in the Pintadera learning experience. Together, the student is enlightened to valuable Italian cultural, historic and contemporary perspectives and supplemented with improved linguistic and communicative skills.
Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera offers three basic levels of Italian proficiency: Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced. Absolute beginner classes generally begin the first Monday of every month. Intermediate and Advanced learners may start on any Monday, and depending on student circumstances, may enjoy the liberty of beginning on other days. The Lingua group lessons take place in the mornings between 9:00 and 13:00.
Lingua A – Elementary (A1/A2) – “Contatto e Sopravivenza” – for those who have very little or no knowledgel of the Italian language
Lingua B – Intermediate (B1/B2) – “Soglia & Progresso” – for those wishing to improve their existing knowledge of Italian grammar and vocabulary and to strengthen their speaking and comprehension skills
Lingua C – Advanced (C1/C2) – “Efficacia & Padronanza” – for those with a formidable grasp of Italian grammar who wish to refine their written and oral skills
|20 h group course|
|1 week||€ 300|
|2 weeks||€ 500|
|3 weeks||€ 680|
|additional week||€ 160|
Our Lingua standard Italian language courses take place in small groups of 3 to 8 students from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00 with a short break around 11:00. Should only two students enroll in a group language course (Lingua A, B, C) the weekly hours would be reduced from 20 to 15. Should there only be one student, the hours would be reduced to 10 per week.
Absolute beginner courses generally start on the first Monday of the month.
The Lingua language courses are not guaranteed between November and March and require specific confirmation during that period.