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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a unitary parliamentary republic within the European Union, located in Southern Europe. To the north, it borders France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia along the Alps.

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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... [-]

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... [-]