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AGE: 16-28 years. Structure of the course: 20 hours per week. Dates: October-June. Level: Beginner. Duration: 32 weeks of class. Classes are held from Monday to Friday.
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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+

    INTRODUCTION:
  • This programme has been designed to meet the ever-increasing demand for a language course combined with other disciplines such as History of Art, History, Architecture and Design, for which Italy is famous throughout the world. The Programme starts in October, lasts 32 weeks (34 weeks stay) and is open to beginners students from all over the world.
  • This course is designed for those students who need a sound language and cultural foundation in order to study at an Italian university and those students who want to spend a year abroad before beginning at university in their own country (gap Year) and also those students who are simply interested in Italian language and culture.

    SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM DATES 2016 - 2017:
  • Program Fee: $6860 USD
  • October-June
  • Starts: October 10th, 2016
  • Ends: June 2nd, 2017

    COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES:
  • Tuition
  • Internal and external (CILS or CELI) examinations and all materials except course book
  • 640 lessons of Italian Language (20 lessons per week for 32 weeks);
  • 60 lessons of Academic studies (15 lessons per week for 4 weeks);
  • 36 lessons of CILS or CELI Exam Preparation (6 lessons per week for 6 weeks).
  • Diploma: During the program, or at the end of it, the students sit for examinations for the following qualifications: DILIT-IH Diploma
  • 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

    NOT INCLUDED:
  • Registration fee
  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation

    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
  • 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: 5-14

    ACADEMIC SYLLABUS:

    1.1. Italian History and Civilisation
    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.

    2. Design e Architecture
    Part of the programme deals with Architecture and Design. It serves as a general introduction to these two subjects and has a double objective: create a basis for any future studies and widen the knowledge of Italian culture in one of its basic dimensions.

    3. History of Art
    A part of the programme 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.

    4. Business Italian
    The lessons will concentrate on all aspects of business Italian, both written and spoken. Ample space will be given to business terminology and to a review of relevant grammatical structures inherent to communicative situations in a business context.


    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: $132 USD
    Valid for 12 months. Includes accommodation placement, certificates, use of school facilities, seminars and arranging social activities.
    Price: $115 USD/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: $84 USD/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.
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