Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.
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Our Italian Language courses are focused on giving the students the appropriate communication skills by learning Italian in the most natural way, combining the communicative tools with a comprehensive study of Italian grammar and syntax. [+]
Our teaching is based on the communicative approach. Through the development of the four skills – speaking, writing, reading and listening – the course provides students with the tools necessary to use the language and interact in various situations in everyday life. This communicative based approach is complemented by the in-depth study of Italian grammar structures, important for the correct use of the Italian language. The materials used are carefully selected, based on the interests of the students and in line with the guidelines laid out by the Common European Framework.
The Syracuse Academy is a center for CILS (Certificazione di Italiano come lingua Straniera – Certification of Italian as a foreign language) and DITALS (Certificazione di Competenza in Didattica dell’Italiano a Stranieri – Certification of Italian language teaching to foreigners) of the University of Siena . Our long-term students who wish to follow specific examination courses may prepare and sit CILS examinations at levels from A1 to C2 of the CEFR. Students who have a C1 certified level of Italian can prepare and take the DITALS examination which includes a 24 hour specific teacher training course and 60 hours of classroom teaching practice.... [-]
Spend a semester or year exploring the magic and mystery of the Eternal City - from the ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon to the backstreet trattorias that serve world-class cuisine. Learn Italian at our school located in the Navona District. You will make guaranteed progress towards your language learning goals with EF's interactive immersion classes. [+]
Spend a semester or year exploring the magic and mystery of the Eternal City - from the ancient landmarks like the Colosseum and Pantheon to the backstreet trattorias that serve world-class cuisine. Learn Italian at our school located in the Navona District. You will make guaranteed progress towards your language learning goals with EF's interactive immersion classes.
Join students from around the world on the ultimate study abroad experience. Achieve fluency, see the world, expand your international network - and launch your global future. Study for 6, 9 or 11 months and start in April, June, September or January. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you're always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime.... [-]
Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Forum, or the Colosseum being part of your education? [+]
Explore Italian language, history, and culture when you study abroad in Rome. Customize your experience by selecting courses from our six academic themes:Art History Early Childhood Education Film Studies History & Classics International Relations Sociology & Religious Studies
Whether you take all of your area studies courses in one theme or mix and match courses from multiple, Rome will be your classroom. Can you imagine places like the Vatican, the Pantheon, the Forum, or the Colosseum being part of your education? Our courses are experiential in nature, and we organize more than 150 course-related excursions each semester to historic, artistic, and cultural sites that take advantage of the city’s many opportunities. No matter your current level of Italian language proficiency, this program is for you as you enroll in a required language course at your level. If you have four or more semesters of Italian language, you can enroll in our Advanced Italian Studies Program, which is designed to be a full immersion experience including Italian-taught courses, an Italian-only language pledge, and more. Immerse yourself into Roman life by living with an Italian Student Companion (ISC)—a local university student who becomes your host and a resource to help you make the most of living and learning in Rome. Take advantage of the opportunity to add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship, social action, or archaeology placement and accompanying academic seminar. Experience the Italian education system firsthand and meet local... [-]