Our standard language courses are aimed at those who want to improve their knowledge of the language.
During each lesson, the students follow a program for the requested level by using a suitable textbook based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) improving their oral, writing and grammar skills.
During the first meeting, which is usually a free trial lesson, the teacher assesses the student’s language skills and suggests the textbook to adopt. The textbook’s cost must be borne by the student; costs vary depending on language and level, and are not included in the hour-package purchased. During the course, the teacher can hand out extra material which is usually free of charge. However, in particular situations, with prior notification, the teacher might consider supplying the student with extra material in the form of a pamphlet, which the student can freely decide to buy or not. Such circumstance usually occurs when the teacher becomes aware of a series of difficulties that the student struggles to overcome.
Standard courses do not provide for any kind of in-depth preparation:
- to official language qualifications: Cambridge (English), Goethe (German), DELF/DALF (French), DELE (Spanish) or CILS/CELI (Italian)
- to language for specific purposes
- any other need that calls for a customization of the program.
The teaching method implies both oral practice and sound grammar fundamentals. It is always essential for the student to do independent homework in order to make the most out of the course.
“The wonderful thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.”
– Grace Murray Hopper