DANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY – ITALIAN SCHOOL OF ROME
Since 1889, the historic mission of Dante Alighieri Society is to spread interest and passion for Italian language and Culture among foreign learners. The Italian Language School of Rome is situated in the heart of the city, in the gorgeous sixteenth-century building “Palazzo Firenze”, nearby the most famous monuments and touristic attractions like Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona and Phanteon, allowing students to experience from a privileged perspective the artistic beauty of the Italian Capital City. Due to its strategic position, the School of Rome is easy to be reached by any public transportation and train stations.
CURRICULUM AND CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
The School of Rome organizes a well-structured calendar of monthly Italian language courses for students of all levels and walks of life, ranging from Beginner to Advanced level in accordance with the six levels laid out in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of the European Union (levels A1-C2). The structure of each course is flexible in terms of number of hours and contents, thus able to meet every students’ need (e.g. 80 hours - Intensive, 40 hours - Semi-intensive, 32 hours - Ordinary, 20 hours - Conversation and tailor-made one-on-one private packages). During the lesson the four linguistic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are developed and improved through different types of activities, including simulations of real-life situations. The educational approach is based on communication (Communicative approach) to make the learning experience interesting, motivating and dynamic in order to provide learners the skills needed to practice Italian language actively in several contexts, including daily life, school, work and social interaction. The high quality standard of our Italian language courses is ensured by our teachers’ skills: all native Italian speakers, highly qualified and competent to teach Italian as foreign language, with several years of training experience. Every course complies perfectly with each student’s requirement.
At the end of each course students will receive an attendance certificate corresponding to the course level attended, called ADA certificate (Dante Alighieri Certificate). ADA’s course plan is the curricular and educational planning system of the Dante Alighieri Society. The Italian language school of Rome is a PLIDA certification center. The PLIDA Certificate confirms competence in Italian as a foreign language in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of the European Union and allows its holders to register in an Italian University without having to take the Italian language exam (level B2 or C1) or to obtain the residency permit or the long residency permit (level A2 et seq).
SUPPORT AND CARE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
To gauge the level of the course most suited to your current knowledge of Italian language, before registration the School will arrange a placement test. The enrolment certificate provided by our School can also be used to obtain a study visa, when this is possible as specified by current legislation. In addition, the School will assist students upon their arrival to identify a suitable accommodation both with local families or private rooms in shared or private apartments.
Our language School offers a well-structured calendar of cultural events allowing students to discover the hidden beauties of Italy. These activities are extremely important for the student’s learning path, since they will get the chance to experience the authentic Italian life, and consequently to enrich their cultural background. A beautiful library is at total disposal of enrolled students with the following timetable: Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 15:30 to 18:00 and Thursday from 9:30 to 12:30.
WHY ENROLL WITH US?
The School of Rome is the best choice for those who want to learn Italian in a friendly, motivating and authentic environment with high quality standards in terms of experienced teachers, structured course outline and facilities, where learners are supported and motivated to reach their goals.
OUR COURSES: Schedule of May-August 2017
ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES
The Italian language courses are divided into the following six levels: Pre-beginners/Beginners(A1); Elementary(A2); Intermediate (B1); Upper Intermediate (B2); Advanced (C1); Proficiency (C2)
OUR COURSES: Schedule from September 2017 to August 2018
COMPLETE COURSE - € 3.000,00
From A1 to C2
6 months - 80 hours per month
ORDINARY COURSES - € 220,00
32 hours for 2 months - 2 hours, 2 times per week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday according to the level)
Courses on Mon - Wed (9:00 – 11:00 or 18:00 - 20:00) beginning: 4th September – 6th November – 8th January – 5th March – 7th May – 2nd July.
Courses on Tue - Thu (9:00 – 11:00 or 18:00 - 20:00): 5th September – 2nd November – 4th January – 6th March – 8th May – 3rd July.
Courses on Wed - Fri (11:00-13:00): 6th September– 3rd November – 5th January – 2nd March – 4th May – 4th July.
SEMI – INTENSIVE COURSES- € 280,00
Ø 40 hours for 1 month - 2 hours 5 times per week
Courses from Mon to Fri, 11:00-13:00:
4th September - 2nd October - 2nd November - 1st December - 4th January - 1st February - 5thMarch - 3rdApril - 2nd May - 1st June – 2nd July –30th July
Ø 40 hours for 1 month – 4 hours 2 times per week + 2 hours once a week
Courses on Mon and Wed 14:00 - 18:00 and Fri 14:00-16:00 or Mon and Wed 14:00 - 18:00 and Thu 14:00-16:00:
4th September – 2nd October- 2nd/3rd November – 1st/4th December – 3rd January– 1st/2nd February – 1st/2nd March – 4th April – 2nd May – 1st/4th June – 2nd July – 1st August.
INTENSIVE COURSES - € 550,00
80 hours for 1 month – 4 hours 5 times per week
Courses from Mon to Fri (9:00-13:00 or 14:00 - 18:00):
4th September - 2nd October - 2nd November - 1st December - 4th January - 1st February - 5thMarch - 3rdApril - 2nd May - 1st June 2ndJuly - 30th July
CONVERSATION COURSES 8 HOURS - € 70,00
8 hours for 1 month (Tue or Thu from 11:00 to 13:00 or Tue from 14:00 to 16:00)
Beginning: the first Tuesday or Thursday of each month
CONVERSATION COURSES 20 HOURS - € 160,00
20 hours for 1 month – Courses from 9.00 to 11.00.
Beginning on the first days of each month.
COURSES FOR PREPARATION OF THE PLIDA CERTIFICATION EXAM - € 90,00
4 lessons, 2 hours each
ITALIAN CULTURE COURSE
COURSE IN ART - € 130,00 – 16 hours in 2 months – 8 lessons of 1,5 hours once a week + 1 educational excursion
ITINERANT ART LESSONS - 1 lesson per week in 1 month:
- Walking through Rome - 4 itineraries in the Eternal City - € 35,00 (€ 10,00 for a single itinerary)
- Expositions in Rome (guided tours) – the cost varies depending on the event
LET’S TALK ABOUT ART (individual lessons) – Conversations about Italian artists and Italian masterpieces - 1 hour (’60 min) € 50
COURSE ‘LET ME INTRODUCE YOU ITALY’ – Geography, history, culture and traditions of the “Beautiful Country”- € 75,00 8 hours in 1 month – 4 lessons of 1,5 hours once a week + 1 educational excursion
The course lesson duration is 50 minutes.
NB: The course schedules are subject to variation. For information visit www.roma.ladante.it
ONE-ON-ONE LESSONS/SMALL GROUPS
€30 (2 students)
€20 (3 to 5 students)
The private lesson duration is 60 minutes
Save up to 5 - 10%
- By showing your WIR Card during registration you will get a 5% discount on the regular fee for our Ordinary courses (32 hours)
- By showing your WIR Card during registration you will get a 10% discount on the regular fee for our Intensive courses (64 hours)
HOW TO ENROLL
To enroll to our language courses you shall pay €10,00 for the Dante Alighieri Membership card and €30,00 for the enrollment fee. Payment for course costs may be made at the Secretarial Office of the Italian School or by bank transfer at any international bank, with all charges to be borne by the sender.
Please find the relevant details below:
SOCIETÀ DANTE ALIGHIERI
IBAN: IT28 F 05034 03221 000000000536
BIC SWIFT: BAPPIT21506
BANCA POPOLARE DI NOVARA AG.17 - ROMA
Before registration you can take a placement test to gauge the level of the course most suited to your current knowledge of the Italian language.
Before making the payment of the amount for the membership fee and tuition you should go to the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country to learn about the conditions required for obtaining an entry visa for study purposes. Upon receipt of the amount, the school administration will issue the certificate which specifies the period of attendance chosen by the student for submission when applying for the necessary visa to enter Italy for study purposes. The school does not take any responsibility in finding an entry visa or a job. It is available, instead, to support students in their research of an accommodation, usually with hosting families.
(*) The €30,00 processing fee is free of charge to ERASMUS students and members of affiliated bodies.
Piazza di Firenze 27, 00186 Rome. Tel/Fax +39 06 6873722
OPENING HOURS: The Secretarial Office is open from Monday to Friday; from Monday to Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:30 and from 17:00 to 18:30 and Friday from 10:00 to 12:30
How to reach us by Public Transportation:
116: Via dei Prefetti bus stop
70 - 81 - 87 - 186 - 280 - 492 - 628: Lungotevere Marzio bus stop
52 - 53 - 62 - 63 - 71 - 80 - 83 - 85 - 116 - 119 - 492: Largo Chigi bus stop
52 - 53 - 62 - 63 - 71 - 80 - 83 - 85 - 160 - 492: Piazza San Claudio bus stop
226 - 913: Piazza Augusto Imperatore bus stop
Linea A: Piazza di Spagna metro stop