Italian Language in Rome

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    Study Italian in Rome, Italy
    Intensive Language: 20 hrs / wk
    Start any Monday – Minimum age 16 yrs
    2 wks: $995 / 4 wks: $1995 USD

    The Program

    The program is centrally located in the elegant Art Nouveau neighborhood of Rome, near “La Sapienza” University of Rome, the historic “Villa Torlonia” park and the main railway station “Termini”. This area of Rome has many parks and tree lined streets, and is only a few minutes away from the popular student quarter “San Lorenzo”, whose pubs, cafes, restaurants, pizzerias an lively nightlife are well known in Rome.” The school occupies two large floors of an elegant Art Nouveau Villa, fully air-conditioned, surrounded by a spacious garden, offering an ideal, tranquil environment to study in, as well as enjoy the city of Rome. Minimum age is 16 yrs.

    The Location

    Rome is a city offering infinite possibilities for enjoying its beauty, history and lifestyle. Side by side with the Rome of ancient times is a modern and lively metropolis with a vast range of sights and entertainment to delight its visitors. To help students become familiar with the city, courses are supplemented by several extracurricular activities.

    Courses – Start Any Monday

    Italian Language: all levels – beginning, intermediate, advanced. Courses are offered year-around and taught by qualified teachers. Classes are taught in small groups, for 4 hrs. daily (M-F). Before the course begins, each student is given a placement test to determine level of Italian language ability. Arrive on Sunday (1 day prior).

    Level 1: Basic grammar and sentence structure. Essential vocabulary. Phonetics. Listening comprehension exercises. Conversation. Dictations. This course establishes the basis for a self-assurance conversation leading to independence in essential situations.

    Level 2: Development of basic grammar. Vocabulary building. Phonetics. Dictations. Exercises in oral summarizing. Conversation. Elementary readings.

    Level 3: Completion of basic grammar and its application. Vocabulary building. Written composition. Readings from contemporary authors (Calvino and Pratolini, for example). In this course, the student reaches a good level of competence and is capable of coping with normal situations in an Italian environment.

    Level 4: Syntactic structures and their use. Idiomatic expressions. Written composition. Conversation and discussion. Readings from contemporary authors (Moravia and Montale, for example). Readings from newspapers and magazines. A good level of expression is attained in this course.

    Level 5: Special syntactic structures. Synonyms and idiomatic expressions in everyday speech. Special topics in grammar morphology. Conversation and discussion on current topics. Readings from contemporary authors. Reading and analysis of newspaper and magazine articles. In this course, fluency is attained.

    Level 6: Analysis, assimilation and use of more complex structures of the language. Topics of interest to the class. Contemporary readings. This course is the top level (Superior), and aims at general excellence.

    Italian Course descriptions available upon request

    Italian Cooking Courses: For those who love Italian food and want to learn to prepare traditional dishes (appetizers, pasta, meat, fish, vegetables, pizzas, desserts, etc.), the program offers individual practical courses in the home of the cooking instructor. These courses can be combined with our language courses. Available year-around, except August. Each lesson (cooking session) is for 3 hours, offered in morning and afternoon, and cost varies – ask CSA if interested. In each lesson a complete menu is prepared (lunch or dinner) with apertif, appetizer, first and second courses, vegetables and dessert…. and eaten. Advance booking is recommended, just inform CSA how many sessions (cooking lessons) you want.

    Academic Credit

    Students earn 3-4 credits per month. Thus, about 1 credit per week. 4 hours of class are taught daily, 20 hours per week. Italian Course descriptions available upon request.

    Financial Aid

    Yes, you can use your financial aid on this program. Please have your Financial Aid office e-mail us a “Consortium Agreement” to complete and sign. CSA does not offer any scholarships or financial aid, we can only assist you in using your home school’s financial aid on this program.

    The earlier the better, since it takes time to process. Overall, CSA does not offer any financial aid, we can only assist you in obtaining and using your aid from your home school on these programs.

    Activities

    Various activities are organized in which all students may participate free of charge during each course. Includes guided tours of Rome, art history, regions of Italy, and Italian wines. Internet access available.

    Housing

    Housing is provided in student residence, nearby flats (apts), or local Italian home residence. Select your housing type on the registration form. CSA will book it. You pay there upon check-in.

    Student residence or flat (apts), and Italian home will cost approx $250 USD per week. No meals. Can cook own meals, or eat at school cafeteria or local places. Can arrange for meals in an Italian home for approx 20 euros ($28 USD approx). per day (breakfast & dinner). Pay there upon check-in.

    Also, you can arrange own housing if you prefer. Stay with a relative, friend, or book your own housing is okay with CSA.

    Again, select your housing type on the registration form online.

    Dates and Fees

    * 4 hrs per day / 20 hrs per week
    * Non-absolute beginners can start any Monday

    2 weeks $995 USD
    3 weeks $1495 USD
    4 weeks $1995 USD

    Addtl week = $500 USD per week extra. Housing not included.

    Requirements

    Minimum age is 16 yrs. Open to students and adults worldwide.

    Entry Requirements

    Valid passport required. Visa not required for tourist stay up to 3 months. For longer stays, employment or study, obtain visa in advance.

    Arrival

    Arrive 1 day prior to starting date (Sunday) to check-in for housing. Rome Airport Pick-up service available for cost $85 – $100 USD (estimate)

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