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AGE: 16-28 years. Structure of the course: 20 hours per week. Dates: October-June. Duration: 32 weeks of class, 34 weeks of accommodation. Classes are held from Monday to Friday. All levels. Includes accommodation and much more!
» Price from: 8,200€ ($11,204.48)
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Description - School Year Italian Language and Culture Program in Rome at Dilit International House



*If you are interested in other types of courses with the Dilit International House in Milan, please click on one of the 5 options below:
  • Intensive Group Course with the Internship Option
  • Italian Business and Art & Culture Courses
  • Fall Semester Italian Language and Culture Program
  • Spring Semester Italian Language and Culture Program
  • Italian Language and Culture in Rome for 50+


    SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM DATES 2014 - 2015:
  • Program Fee: 8200 EUR
  • October-June
  • Starts: October 27th, 2014
  • Ends: June 19th, 2015

    COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
  • Total of 640 hours of class time, this includes:
    - 480 hours - Italian language classes
    - 160 hours - Four Italian Language and Culture courses, where each course is 2 weeks long and consists of 20 hours a week, 40 hours total:
    1. Italian History and Civilization
    2. Design and Architecture
    3. History of Art
    4. Business Italian
  • Diploma: During the program, or at the end of it, the students sit for examinations for the following qualifications: DILIT-IH Diploma. For students starting in February it is also possible sit for the CILS qualifications (run by the Università per Stranieri di Siena)* or for the CELI qualifications (run by the Università per Stranieri di Perugia) The students choose which of the two exams to apply for.
  • Free Internet access - 5 Internet booths are freely available to all students who wish to use them from 8.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays
  • Free wi-fi - moreover, the school offers wireless internet access to students who have their own portable computers
  • Use of self-study center - the center has 2 video booths (DVD) and a reading room and is freely available for the students
  • All students are invited to take advantage of these facilities in their free time. Under guidance from their teachers, students can practice and improve certain language skills and deepen their understanding of certain grammatical point according to personal tastes and needs
  • Organization of social activities
  • In the basement there is a snack bar serving drinks and snacks at low prices. Many students have lunch here after morning classes or before going to class in the afternoon
  • In the basement next to the snack bar there are 2 spacious rooms available for relaxing, making friends and enjoying yourself. There is a piano, a TV and a small stage where students sometimes put on performances. Outside there is a small garden and 2 terraces available for the same purposes
  • Accommodation: Includes base accommodation of host family double room. (meals, a single room, apartment/flat accommodation can be added for an additional fee)

    NOT INCLUDED:
  • Entrance fees
  • Additional fees for adding meals, a single room, apartment/flat accommodation, airport pick-up, etc.

    HOST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION:
  • It's the best way to practice Italian!
  • The included base accommodation for the school year program of host family double room
  • There are additional fees for adding meals, a single room and plus level accommodation.
  • Accommodation can be with single people, couples, single parent families or “traditional” families
  • Each family may host 1, 2 or 3 students
  • The families we have selected guarantee to be available for meeting and conversing with the students
  • All our host families are at a maximum of 45 minutes from the school by public transport and they are all reachable using one or two public transports
  • The room contains a bed, a desk with a chair and space to store clothes and personal items
  • The host provides clean bed-linen every week
  • Students can use the kitchen
  • Change of linen, and electricity and gas consumption are included in the price
  • extra fee for breakfast 4 EUR per day
  • extra fee for half board 19 EUR per day

    APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION:
  • The included base accommodation for the school year program of host family double room
  • There are additional fees for adding the apartment option, a single room and plus level accommodation.
  • Accommodation is in two to five room flats (single and/or double) shared with other persons
  • The kitchen and the bathroom are in common
  • All our accommodations are at a maximum of 45 minutes from the school by public transport and they are all reachable using one or two public transports
  • The room contains a bed, a desk with a chair and space to store clothes and personal items
  • Students can use the kitchen to prepare meals
  • The breakfast and half board meal options are not available for apartments

    THE SCHOOL:
  • Dilit International House was established in 1974
  • It was one of the first language schools in Italy to teach Italian as a Foreign Language
  • Dilit International House has established itself as one of the most prestigious Italian Language Schools in the country today!



    COURSE INFORMATION:
  • Each lesson is made up of a sequence of activities each of which sets out to develop a particular aspect of language skill or knowledge
  • The activities promote and develop the abilities of understanding and producing both spoken and written Italian and the ability to analyze Italian grammar
  • The general approach is communicative and student-centered
  • The Italian language presented and studied is up-to date, authentic material is used right form the start and students are placed in real communicative situations
  • Italian is the only language spoken in class

    STRUCTURE AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM:
  • The minimum age is 16 years old and the maximum is 28 for the semester and year programs
  • Levels: Beginner to Proficiency
  • Dates: October-June
  • On arrival, non-beginner students are tested and placed in classes according to their level and their particular needs
  • Each lesson: 45 minutes
  • From Monday to Friday
  • Duration: 32 weeks
  • Italian Language Course 24 weeks
  • Italian History and Civilization Course: 2 weeks
  • Design and Architecture Course: 2 weeks
  • History of Art Course: 2 weeks
  • Business Italian Course: 2 weeks
  • Average number of students in a class: 14

    ITALIAN BUSINESS AND CULTURE COURSES (Spring Semester):

    1.Italian History and Civilization
    Two week course: included in the program fee

  • 20 lessons a week (40 hours total)
  • The political and social process that, from the unification of Italy till today, has brought about the formation of modern Italy.
  • A complex and fascinating itinerary during which the characteristics of the Italian "soul" are highlighted.
  • The main steps in the socio-economic and cultural evolution of Italian society are presented, using an approach that goes beyond simple chronology to include an in-depth analysis of the politics, customs, fashion, music and figurative arts.
  • The course is open to all levels except beginners.
  • There are 4 lessons a day from Monday to Friday and the course lasts 2 weeks.

    2.Design and Architecture
    Two week course: included in the program fee

  • 20 lessons a week (40 hours total)
  • The course is open to all levels except beginners.
  • There are 4 lessons a day from Monday to Friday and the course lasts 2 weeks.
  • A part of the program deals with Architecture and Design.
  • It serves as a general introduction to these two subjects and has a double objective: to create a basis for any future studies and to widen the knowledge of Italian culture in one of its basic dimensions.
  • Architecture and Design are subjects which highlight the uniqueness of Rome as a melting pot of testimonies from different historical periods and diverse cultures.

    3. History of Art
    Two week course: included in the program fee

  • 20 lessons a week (40 hours total)
  • A part of the program deals with the History of Italian Art.
  • It is not possible to separate theoretical and historical aspects from more dynamic aspects, in which the direct visit constitutes a fundamental moment.
  • Rome is an ideal city from this point of view. Here it is possible to find concrete testimonies from many epochs: from ancient times, with its eternal monuments, to the Medieval, to the Renaissance, to the Baroque period.
  • The course is open to all levels except beginners.
  • There are 4 lessons a day from Monday to Friday and the course lasts 2 weeks.

    4. Business Italian
    Two week course: included in the program fee

  • 20 hours a week (40 hours total)
  • This course caters for people who need to use Italian at work.
  • The objective is to develop effective communication skills at work and in business, both spoken and written.
  • During the course, tailor-made to the specific needs of the participants, the grammar and vocabulary typical of commercial Italian - telephone conversations, company presentations, negotiations and sales, business meetings, formal letters, reports, emails and faxes - will be practised and analysed.
  • The course is pitched at level B1.
  • The course is made up of 4 lessons a day from Monday to Friday and lasts 2 weeks.

    SCHOOL BUILDING:
  • Dilit International House is a well-established language school which has been operating in Rome since 1974.
  • The school is situated in the center of Rome just a short walk from the central railway station (Termini Station) and conveniently placed for transport to every area of the city.
  • In the school, a five-storied Liberty style villa, there are 10 classrooms. In addition, there are 15 other classrooms in the two annexes just a few steps from the main building.

    STUDENTS:
  • The school caters for students from all over the world at all levels and with a wide variety of needs. The minimum age is 16. Each year about 2000 students from more than 60 countries come to Dilit-International House. This situation avoids the concentration of students of the same nationality and favors the use of Italian outside the classroom and the exchange between different people and cultures
  • The students who choose Intensive Italian courses do so for various reasons: personal interest; university studies; work requirements; or greater understanding of Italian life and culture. They come from all over the world and their ages range from 16 to 80. This rich diversity of people in each class has a very positive effect on the language learning process. Learning Italian often becomes an opportunity to get to know other cultures and frequently long-standing friendships are created

    TEACHERS:
  • The teachers are all native speakers and hold both a university degree and a diploma in the teaching of their mother tongue as a foreign language
  • Dilit-International House is also well-known for its Teacher-training Centre. Each year more than 50 teacher-trainees obtain their teaching diploma and those with the highest grade are selected to form part of the teaching staff of the school. At present, the school employs 24 teachers who have been teaching in the school for an average of 10 years
  • All the teachers have a regular work contract. One hour per week of each teacher's contract hours is devoted to professional development. This development is implemented by means of monthly teacher education seminars organized by the Teacher Training Department. This is all reflected by the high level of professionalism and responsibility of the teachers towards the school and all the students

    METHODOLOGY:
  • Dilit -IH was one of the first schools to adopt a fully communicative approach to the teaching of Italian, and the approach is being up-dated all the time. Language is never presented out of context; and grammar, phonology, lexis and all other features of actual language use in everyday situations are analyzed
  • A wide variety of up-to-date authentic material is used in class, thus giving the students valuable information about modern-day Italian culture and society at the same time as developing the students' authentic linguistic and communicative skills. Amongst the principal techniques and procedures employed in class are: communicative tasks, group work, and dramatization. The accent is on activity rather than on passive receptivity..

    PROGRAM OF SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:
  • The school organizes a full and varied program of social activities for the students (e. g. seminars, films, excursions, concerts, operas, guided tours, parties, etc.)
  • The aim is to ensure that students have every opportunity to practise the language they are learning and at the same time make friends and have fun.
  • The teaching staff run the activities making sure that any language or other difficulties are taken care of.
  • A calendar of social events is given to each student on entry to the school.
  • All activities except dinners, excursions, some guided tours, operas and concerts are included in the enrollment fee!

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  • Additional Services - School Year Italian Language and Culture Program in Rome at Dilit International House
    Price 100 EUR
    Valid for 12 months. Includes accommodation placement, certificates, use of school facilities, seminars and arranging social activities.
    Price: 82 EUR/one way.
    • On request the school arranges for students to be picked up at/to the airport. When the transfer is confirmed we should receive the exact arrival details (flight number, arrival time, etc.) at least 5 days before arrival as otherwise we can't guarantee the service.
    • At arrival: Students should look for the Dilit representative holding a sign with their name.
    Price: 60 EUR/one way.
    • On request the school arranges for students to be picked up at/to the railway station. When the transfer is confirmed we should receive the exact arrival details at least 5 days before arrival as otherwise we can't guarantee the service.
    • At arrival: Students should look for the Dilit representative holding a sign with their name.
    Price: 4 EUR/day.
  • Breakfast
  • Only available with host family accommodation.
  • Price: 19 EUR/day.
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Only available with host family accommodation.
  • Price: 5 EUR/day extra
  • Extra fee for upgrade from Host Family Double room to Host Family Single Room
  • extra fee for breakfast 4 EUR per day
  • extra fee for half board 19 EUR per day
  • Price: 9 EUR/a day extra
  • Standard host family is good accommodation. However Standard Plus host family usually has better furnishings and is more comfortable. What's more it will usually have at least one of the following features: very close indeed to the school, private bathroom, use of washing-machine, TV in bedroom.
  • Extra fee for upgrade from Host Family Double room to Host Family PLUS in a Single Room
  • extra fee for breakfast 4 EUR per day
  • extra fee for half board 19 EUR per day
  • Price: 2 EUR/a day extra
  • Extra fee for upgrade from Host Family Double room to Apartment Shared Room.
  • Price: 7 EUR/a day extra
  • Extra fee for upgrade from Host Family Double room to Apartment Single Room.
  • Price: 11 EUR/a day extra
    Apartment Plus has better furnishings and is more comfortable. What's more it will usually have at least one of the following features: very close indeed to the school, private bathroom, use of washing-machine, TV in bedroom.
  • Extra fee for upgrade from Host Family Double room to Apartment Plus with a Single Room
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