The Complete group course contains a grammar part and a conversational language course at our Italian language school are classical Italian language courses.
These classical Italian courses can be started every Monday. As in the other Italian language courses, each student takes a written and an oral test on the first morning of the course so his/her level of competence in the Italian language can be defined precisely. This procedure guarantees the participants of our Italian courses a high efficiency of learning by being placed in one of our 15 efficiency level groups according to language competence.
The Complete course is the most favourite Italian course, booked by the majority of our students of all ages.
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Size of groups
The Complete courses are carried out in small groups of 3 to 8 course participants.
max. 8 students
All classical language courses are open to students from 16 years.
However, unaccompanied students who have not yet completed 18 years at the moment of the start of course, are minors and need to present an authorization form signed by their parents or legal guardian.
Perfect for all language levels, including total beginners
Number of lessons
4 lessons daily (each 55 minutes), 5 days a week (according to the regulation of group courses)
The lessons are divided into 2 units of 2 lessons each, with a 20-minutes break in between. Each unit is executed by a different teacher. The first part is dedicated to grammar and the second part to conversation. Both parts are performed in a communicative approach. Please read more about teaching method and didactics by clicking on the link.
- Monday to Friday
- 1st part from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 2:00 pm – 3:50 pm
- 2nd part from 11:10 am – 1:00 pm or from 4:10 pm – 6:00 pm
- Monday to Friday
- 1st part from 09:00 am – 10:50 pm or from 4:00 pm – 5:50 pm
- 2nd part from 11:10 am – 1:00 pm or from 6:10 pm – 8:00 pm
The focus of the content is on the structure and rules of grammar, practical exercises such as forming sentences, games, quizzes and written texts, expanding vocabulary, idioms, reading texts on the various topics of Italian culture such as cooking, wine, music, cinema, rollplays, acted out everyday situations, conversation and the use of different methods of communication, direct listening, analysis of the different faces and facets of Italy.
For intermediate and advanced participants active newspaper readings are used. Discussions about topics from the world of art, culture, current affairs, politics and society. As a rule the 4 hours daily are divided into 2 hours of grammar and 2 hours of conversation, so the language student gets to know and immerses himself in the 4 pillars of language optimally: speaking, understanding, reading, writing!
- Development of the ability to understand a discussion
- Development of the ability to interact in a discussion
- Development of competence in reading and writing
On the last day of course students receive a certificate confirming participation of the course.
Read more details about the participation certificate, by clicking on the link.
1 – 52 weeks (extension is possible).
Special prices for long term language students!
- Pauline from France
Très belle expérience à la Piccola Università Italiana ! Les cours sont en petits groupes et les enseignants sont souriantes patients ! Je n’ai qu’une envie : revenir et y rester plus longtemps ! Merci.
- Beatrice from Austria
The two weeks I stayed in Tropea at Piccola Università were great. Everything was perfectly organized and the staff was really helpful. The trips were great and I enjoyed the apartment I stayed in. The small groups at school made it possible to take in a lot of information and most of the teachers tried really hard to make your stay a memorable one.