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