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Les cours peuvent varier de beaucoup en longueur. Certains cours à plein temps dure quelques semaines et d'autres quelques années. Certains cours à temps partiel peuvent même durer plus longtemps.

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Italian Language Course Programs

Centre for Italian Studies Babilonia
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Taormina - Sicily

Our Italian language course programs have been developed from a communicative based approach and focuses on the four language abilities (listening, speaking, reading, writing). [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Taormina - Sicily Italy. Italian Language Course Programs Learn and study Italian in Italy at our Centre for Italian Studies: Italian full immersion programs & intensive Italian language programs, Italian language group courses, intensive Italian lessons. Our Italian language course programs have been developed from a communicative based approach and focuses on the four language abilities (listening, speaking, reading, writing). Our first goal is communication, both oral and written. Our courses are structured to conform with the European standards set by ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe) and by the Council of Europe. Our reference teaching methodology is communicativism .We do think that language analyses is also important. For this reasons we divide our standard course in two parts: "Language Analyses" and "Communicative Tasks".The language analyses activities include controlled oral and written production, while the communicative tasks involve listening and reading comprehension and free oral and written activities. Italian Language courses taught at Babilonia - Center for Italian Language and Culture are full immersion classes. Language classes are conducted in the Italian language exclusively to accelerate learning. Since Babilonia students are from around the world and all students do not speak English, the "lingua franca" (common language for communication among students) is Italian. Our faculty draw materials from a variety of authentic reading, video and audio sources as well as a variety of Italian language textbooks. The focus is to introduce students to current language usage. The didactic methodology follows the curriculum set by the Common Framework of European Languages. Intensive Italian language courses available are: SEMI STANDARD – Italian courses These Italian courses are designed for those who want to study only 2 lessons per day, focusing on the language analysis activities or the communicative tasks Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks STANDARD - Italian courses These Italian courses are designed for those who want a complete language experience, studying 4 lessons per day, focusing on the language analysis activities and the communicative tasks Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks STANDARD PLUS - Italian courses These Italian courses are designed for those who, beyond the advantages of the Standard group course, want to have an extra individual hour (one-to-one) especially devoted to their individual language needs Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks INTENSIVE - Italian courses These Italian courses are designed for those who want to have a more intensive group course to strengthen their abilities in a shorter time Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks INDIVIDUAL COURSES (One-to-one) - Italian language courses These Italian courses are designed and arranged on an individual basis to meet your needs, for as many hours as you want, in a given period of time Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks CLOSED GROUP COURSES (Two-to-one) - Italian language courses These Italian courses are designed for two people who want to share a language course with no one else, for as many hours as you want , in a given period of time Minimum 1 week, max 48 weeks As we keep saying, A LANGUAGE IS NOT THE RESULT OF A SET OF GRAMMAR RULES. A language is the result of a culture and its traditions, its history, its lifestyle and its places. With this in mind, if you want a fuller cultural experience in Sicily, and not just to be a simple tourist but be a real traveler, you can combine a group Italian language course or private Italian lessons with our ITALIAN PLUS PROGRAMS • Italian plus Sicilian Cooking • Italian plus Wine & food of Sicily • Italian plus Sicilian pottery & ceramic decoration • Italian plus Hiking & trekking in Sicily • Italian plus Diving in Sicily • Italian plus Golf in Sicily • Italian plus Literature • Italian plus Art History • Italian plus History and, for those who wish a more exclusive and intensive package with 50+ fellows, a special invitation to join our “Golden Sicily” program. All course prices include: first day package free internet access (DSL & wireless area) student card for discounts free extra curricular activities student insurance educational material oral and written entrance test final certificate. Our Italian language courses are Nationally accredited by: Italian Ministry of Education University for foreigners of Perugia as Authorised Exam Centre for CELI exam - Certificato di Lingua Italiana University "Ca' Foscari" of Venice as official Teacher Training Centre for degreeing teachers in ITALS University Master for Teachers of Italian as Foreign Language Our Italian language school is member of: A.S.I.L.S. - Association of Schools of Italian as a Second Language – EDUITALIA – International Education NAFSA - Association of International Educators Our Italian language courses are Internationally accredited by: Sweden’s CSN (Swedish National Agency for Higher education) to apply for Swedish students loans for study purposes; Germany’s Bildungsurlaub for learning vacations and educational and training holidays U.S. Universities and Study Abroad Providers for Academic Credits We hope to welcome you soon to Taormina, Sicily and offer you the opportunity to discover our island so full of history, so full of culture, so full of inspiration! 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Italian Plus Programs

Centre for Italian Studies Babilonia
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Taormina - Sicily

A LANGUAGE IS NOT THE RESULT OF A SET OF GRAMMAR RULES A language is the result of a culture and its traditions, its history, its lifestyle and its places. [+]

Italian plus Programs A LANGUAGE IS NOT THE RESULT OF A SET OF GRAMMAR RULES A language is the result of a culture and its traditions, its history, its lifestyle and its places. With this in mind, if you want a fuller cultural experience in Sicily, and not just to be a simple tourist but be a real traveller, you can combine a group Italian language course or private Italian lessons with our: ITALIAN plus PROGRAMS Italian plus Sicilian Cooking Italian plus Wine & food of Sicily Italian plus Sicilian pottery & ceramic decoration Italian plus Hiking & trekking in Sicily Italian plus Diving in Sicily Italian plus Golf in Sicily Italian plus Literature Italian plus Art History Italian plus History and, for those who wish a more exclusive and intensive package with 50+ fellows, a special invitation to join our “Golden Sicily” program. We hope to welcome you soon to Taormina, Sicily and offer you the opportunity to discover our island so full of history, so full of culture, so full of inspiration! [-]

Study Abroad Italy, Sicily - Semester programs

Centre for Italian Studies Babilonia
Campus Full time 1 semester Open Enrollment Italy Taormina - Sicily

Most people do not seem to realize how much Sicily has to offer. Boasting beige pebble and sandy beaches, warm turquoise water, snow-capped volcano Mount Etna, and rich agricultural land, Sicily sits at the center of the Mediterranean. Consequently, every major [+]

Course Studies 2017 in Taormina - Sicily Italy. Spring, Summer and Fall Semester programs are available. Students studying for a semester are required to take a minimum of 2 language courses. No previous language study is required. Students with previous study are given a written and oral placement exam on the first day of classes and placed in the level that corresponds to their proficiency. Since faculty meet weekly to evaluate students' progress there is flexibility for a student to be advanced should the student's learning have accelerated in the immersive language environment. Students earn 3 credits for each course (45 contact hours). Among courses offered: - ITA101 Elementary Italian Ito ITA302 Superior Italian 2 - Roots of Italy: Art History of Sicily - History of Mediterranean Civilizations in Sicily - Sicilian Writers in the Italian Literature: From Pirandello to Camilleri - Camilleri's Commissario Montalbano: Detective Stories in Sicily - Cinema of the Mediterranean Through the Italian Lens - Archeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily - Many Manifestations of Italian Culture - Sustainable Foods Systems in Sicily - Mafia: a Regional, National or Global Issue? - Geology of Volcanoes of Mediterranean WHY STUDY IN SICILY Most people do not seem to realize how much Sicily has to offer. Boasting beige pebble and sandy beaches, warm turquoise water, snow-capped volcano Mount Etna, and rich agricultural land, Sicily sits at the center of the Mediterranean. Consequently, every major European dynasty claimed Sicily leaving a trail of historic artistic, architectural and cultural remains visible on every corner in every town on this Mediterranean island. J.W.Goethe wrote about Sicily in his book "Italienische Reise" (Italian Journey) back in 1786: "Without Sicily, Italy cannot be fully understood. It is here one finds the key to all things". Syracuse ruled over the Mediterranean Sea and over Italy up to Tuscany, influencing first the Etruscans and then the Roman culture. It was so powerful in the Mediterranean Sea that Athens was obliged to defend its supremacy in the Greek world in different wars. Many of the legends, described in Homer's Odyssey take place in Sicily, between the Aeolian Islands and the Volcano, Mount Etna. Agrigento, with its magnificent temple, was described by Pyndar as "the most beautiful town for mortals". Catania, among many, gave birth to Caronda, the first man in the world who understood the importance of having law in a written form to guarantee democracy. Palermo, where the Arabs left beautiful traces of their vast knowledge in science and architecture and where the Arab culture mixed with the German culture of the court of Frederik II by leaving beautiful palaces, churches and chapels with breathtaking mosaics and columns. In Fine Arts the contribution of Sicily has been enormous. Since the Middle Ages, when the language and the poetry of the court of Federico II was about to become the national language, before Dante and his magnificent Comedy put a end to the controversy. Sicily has contributed with 2 Nobel prizes in literature: Quasimodo and Pirandello. Most of the school of literary realism was Sicilian: Verga, Capuana, De Roberto. And still in the contemporary scenario Sciascia, Bufalino, Consolo, and Camilleri are best sellers. Don't be misled with the question of dialect. Every region in Italy, from North to South, has its own "incomprehensible" dialect. In fact, in Italy we can say that we all live in a sort of bilingualism: our National language, spoken all over the country, and our local dialects, spoken locally in every region from the Alps to Sicily. WHY STUDY IN TAORMINA Taormina is full of history and culture. Nestled on the summit of Mt. Tauro, Taormina boasts amazing views of the turquoise Ionian Sea and Homer's mythical Mount Etna. Its narrow medieval streets are peppered with buildings representing the many civilizations which have been inhabitants since its early Greek beginnings. The Greeks, fathers of Italian and European culture, established the first colony in Italy here in the Bay of Naxos. The town is like a treasure chest of history: walking along its main street, Corso Umberto, a maze of narrow staircased streets and small beautiful squares, you find Theatre and Gymnasium of the Greek Age, Odeon and Baths of the Roman Age, traces of the Byzantine domination and beautiful buildings in which the Arab and Norman cultures melt together in a memorable sense of beauty. The 2500+ year old Greek Theater, only steps from campus, hosts contemporary and classical concerts, opera, ballet, plays and events as well as an International Film Fest ongoing annually since the 1950's. In addition to the social and cultural events offered at school, students enjoy the beauty and enjoyment of the pristine beaches of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The warm, clear water beaches provide relaxation after class and weekend fun. WHY STUDY IN THE CENTER FOR ITALIAN STUDIES “BABILONIA” Classes are held in the nationally registered architectural treasure, "Casa Silva", an historic villa, just 200 metres from the Greek Theatre. Built in the early 19th century the campus grounds are a botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries old palms, monkey puzzle trees as well as many other exotic plants and trees. The gardens of Babilonia provide a relaxing environment to join classmates for a coffee or lunch from the cafeteria or update Facebook with the campus WiFi connection. Babilonia serves as a cultural center for the local community so students have the opportunity to mingle with the local residents The Center for Italian Studies BABILONIA hosts book presentations by authors, a cine-forum, art exhibitions in its 1,000 square metres of botanical garden. Additionally, live theatre performances and jazz and classical live concerts are offered. Students from around the world enrol in courses at Babilonia enhancing the academic and social environment. The study abroad experience is enriched by students making both local and international friends. [-]