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Top 5 Reasons to learn Italian

1) The Beautiful Musicality of the Language

Italian is an official language in San Marino, Italy and Switzerland and is spoken in 13 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population.

2)  A Gateway to Art and Music

Italian is probably the language most linked to the world of art and music if you consider La Divina Commedia in the words of Dante or the mostly Italian jargons used in classical music such as “soprano”, “violoncello”, “adagio” and “concerto”.

3) Paradise for Cultural Explorers

Italy holds the record for the most UNESCO world heritage sites in the world, including 53 cultural and 5 natural sites.

4) Rich Culinary Cultures

All the classical pizza names and terms related to coffee-making are still expressed in Italian all over the world. You wouldn’t be able to resist the tempting Italian delicacies and wines.

5) A Key to Business Success

For certain professional sectors in which Italian companies are world leaders, the Italian language takes on a different utility. Brands and businesses like Fiat, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Armani, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace often look for employees who are able to speak Italian.

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The programme is aimed at students with no previous or little knowledge of the language. It covers a range of everyday topics and situations and includes a balance of all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), as well as practice on key grammar points, vocabulary and pronunciation relevant to the level. By the end of the programme, students should be able to understand and use basic everyday phrases to introduce themselves, ask and answer questions about personal details. They will also learn language to deal with everyday situations like shopping, eating out, talking about their jobs, families and interests.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,150
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Introductory) or an equivalent programme of 110-130 hours. It enables students to consolidate their language foundation and build on their grammar. As a result, students will feel increasingly confident in their communicative ability. By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about topics such as families and friends, leisure activities, food and drink, past and future situations. They should also be able to understand the main ideas when listening and reading. They can also write simple texts, e.g. postcards and emails.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$9,550
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 230-250 hours. It continues to build upon the language already acquired, adding grammar and practising it in simple discussions, role-plays and group work, so that students can talk with confidence about the past, present and future. By the end of this programme, students should be able to express simple opinions and feelings in the language. They should also be able to read information from simple ads and to write texts on familiar topics using a range of verb tenses.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This programme can be taken upon successful completion of the Certificate in Italian (Upper Intermediate) or an equivalent programme of 350-370 hours. Students will practise speaking skills, expressing opinions on culture, sport, food & drink, current affairs, local events, holidays & the world today. They will read and react to authentic texts, making comments in both the spoken and written forms. Students will also listen to songs and recordings of native speakers such as public announcements and detailed instructions.

By the end of the programme, students should be able to talk about various topics in a more detailed and fluent way , write different types of texts regarding more abstract and cultural matters, summarise the main ideas when listening to clear speeches or reading a wide range of texts.
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Start To be advised
Duration 40 weeks
Fee HK$10,100
This course is designed to cater for complete beginners of the Italian language. The course will offer students a first taste of Italian, focusing on oral communication, basic grammar and lexicon. The students will practice the language in an interactive class environment, whilst at the same time learning a little about the culture of Italy and its habitants. The course is not exam-based.
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Start 12 OCT 2023 (THU)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,600
This course offers a fun-first approach for teenagers to learn Italian during the summer holidays. The classes will focus on communication, with games, role plays and a lot of interactive activities. Students will learn the basics of the Italian language and culture, with a surprise activity on the last day!
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Start To be advised
Duration 5 weeks
Fee HK$2,900
This is designed for complete beginners who would like to get a taste of the Italian language quickly before a trip abroad or before committing to a longer course. It is a lively course with a focus on active speaking and listening. Participants will soon see how a little language can go a long way in situations abroad. Topics include: greetings, numbers, telling the time, asking the way, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel room and dealing with common communication problems. The classroom atmosphere will be relaxed and supportive with practice in small groups using up to date interactive methodology.
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Start 09 OCT 2023 (MON)
Duration 10 weeks
Fee HK$3,250

 

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