CSN is the Swedish National Student Aid Council, namely the State authority responsible for managing student aid. Swedish students with Swedish citizenship are entitled to receive financial aid from CSN to study languages abroad.
The following language course at the Piccola Università Italiana is officially recognized by CSN. Therefore, Swedish students can consequently get an aid to participate.
Size of groups
Our course are generally carried out in small groups of 3 to 8 participants.
max. 8 students
CSN accredited course could start every Monday, but the enrolment at our institute must be filed at least 12 weeks before the start of the course.
This specific course is open to Swedish students from 16 to 57 years. Indeed, only Swedish nationals belonging to this age group can apply to get a loan from the Swedish Board of Student Finance (CSN Lund – Sweden).
Perfect for all language levels, including total beginners.
Each student takes a written and an oral test on the first morning of the course in order to define precisely his/her level of language skills.
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 their language competence.
Number of lessons
This cours lasts 3 weeks at minimum. Every week includes 20 lessons (each 55 minutes).
Italian lessons take place from Monday to Friday:
- from 9:00 to 13:00 (4 lessons of 55 minutes each with a break of 20 minutes)
- from 16:00 to 20:00 (4 lessons of 55 minutes each with a break of 20 minutes)
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 various topics of Italian culture such as cooking, wine, music, cinema, rollplays, recitation of everyday situations, conversation and use of different methods of communication, direct listening, analysis of different aspects of Italy.
For intermediate and advanced participants, newspaper readings are mainly used in order to discuss a broad range of topics from the world of art, culture, current affairs, politics and society. Normally the 4 hours per day are divided into 2 hours of grammar and 2 hours of conversation. In this way, students is fully immersed in the 4 pillars of the language: speaking, understanding, reading, writing!
- Development of listening skills;
- Development of skills in reading and writing;
- Development of conversational skills.