Description

THE METHOD

The main objective is to enable our students to communicate effectively in Italian, so students are encouraged to take an active part in the lessons.

Conversation is the main focus of all CIS classes. Grammar, reading and writing skills are also taught thoroughly, but always with a view to applying them in practical, real-life situations. A variety of resources such as games, songs and dvds are also used to develop students' comprehension and conversation.

APPROPRIATE FOR

  • Students with no prior knowledge of Italian
  • Students with very little knowledge of Italian

COMMUNICATIVE SITUATIONS COVERED IN THIS LEVEL

  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Describe yourself and others
  • Say how you feel
  • Say where you are from 
  • Use the formal and informal way of speaking
  • Say where you live
  • Say what you like and dislike
  • Talk about what people are like
  • Order something to drink or eat
  • Express a simple opinion
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Class Schedule

Term 2: 26th April - 4th July Mondays 6pm-7.30pm Tuesdays 10am-11.30am Tuesdays 7.40pm-9.10pm Wednesdays 6pm-7.30pm Wednesdays 7.40pm-9.30pm Thursdays 11.40pm-1.10pm Thursdays 6pm-7.30pm Saturdays 11.40pm-1.10pm

What you will learn
  • Introduce yourself and others
  • Describe yourself and others
  • Say how you feel
What you will get
  • Small group instruction, to ensure personal attention
  • Qualified Italian mothertongue teachers

What to bring
  • Notebook and pen
  • Ci Siamo Textbook and Workbook
What to wear

Casual


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Centre of Italian Studies

Vendor sincce 2014

Located in two charming Victorian terraces, in the heart of Carlton's café and restaurant district, the Centre of Italian Studies has been Melbourne's leading Italian language school for over 30 years.

Since its foundation in 1979, CIS has been committed to providing students of all ages with quality Italian language and culture courses which are ideal for travel, work, personal interest or simply for people with a love of all things Italian. These courses will have you speaking Italian from day one!

Recognised as an expert in the field of language teaching, CIS has developed a number of successful courses such as 'Avanti' and 'Sempre Avanti', which are widely used throughout Australia and around the world. Our latest course 'Ci siamo', co-written by the director of CIS, Claudio Guarnuccio, is also being used successfully thoughout Australia and in Italy.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

FREE EXTRA CLASSES

After the third week of each term, students are most welcome to attend as many extra standard classes as they wish, at any level, at no extra cost. Students who are unable to attend their regular class are invited to attend classes at other times.

Refunds

No refunds will be issued after the commencement of a course. Students who withdraw prior to the commencement of the course are entitled to a refund minus a 15 % administration fee or a Credit Note for the full amount. Once a Credit note is issued, it cannot then be exchanged for a refund. No refunds will be issued for missed classes.

Credits

Credit Notes can be arranged for students who, through extreme circumstances, are forced to withdraw from classes in the first two (2) weeks of term or the first two (2) days of the intensive course only. No Credit Notes will be issued after this period. No credits are issued for missed classes. Credit Notes are not redeemable for cash or bookshop merchandise.

Cancelled Classes

CIS reserves the right to cancel any class that does not reach the minimum number of enrolments. In the event of a class being cancelled, students can transfer to another class. Alternatively, a refund or credit note will be issued.

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Terms & Conditions

FREE EXTRA CLASSES

After the third week of each term, students are most welcome to attend as many extra standard classes as they wish, at any level, at no extra cost. Students who are unable to attend their regular class are invited to attend classes at other times.

Refunds

No refunds will be issued after the commencement of a course. Students who withdraw prior to the commencement of the course are entitled to a refund minus a 15 % administration fee or a Credit Note for the full amount. Once a Credit note is issued, it cannot then be exchanged for a refund. No refunds will be issued for missed classes.

Credits

Credit Notes can be arranged for students who, through extreme circumstances, are forced to withdraw from classes in the first two (2) weeks of term or the first two (2) days of the intensive course only. No Credit Notes will be issued after this period. No credits are issued for missed classes. Credit Notes are not redeemable for cash or bookshop merchandise.

Cancelled Classes

CIS reserves the right to cancel any class that does not reach the minimum number of enrolments. In the event of a class being cancelled, students can transfer to another class. Alternatively, a refund or credit note will be issued.

NB: YOUR REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED CONFIRMED until we receive your completed information sheet. See the link to the online form in your booking confirmation email.

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Tania

24 September 2016 • Italian for Adults: Beginner Course (Level 1)

Great way to learn Italian, after work - in the heart of Carlton. Great vibe in the classroom. The teachers are lovely !!

Katie

24 June 2016 • Italian for Adults: Beginner Course (Level 1)

Very disappointed by the way of teaching. I felt extremely left behind in my first few classes as the fundamentals were not explained before getting into sentences. This was meant to be a beginner class and I was told that there was no expected knowledge of Italian, however the other woman in my class could speak and understand fluent Italian which was very intimidating etc. When I went into a different class in week 6, they had a clear understanding of the fundamentals, vowels, numbers etc. The way of teaching in this second class seems different to my original class so with the older teacher, it seemed better. I am open to giving it another go, however I think the school needs to have the teaching method consistent across all classes.