Linguaviva Group offers a learning programme to meet the needs of all students, from beginners to advanced, who want to improve their Italian for personal, vocational, academic or professional purposes.
All our teachers have professional teaching qualifications and are selected for their enthusiasm as well as their ability. Friendly and accessible, they appreciate the needs of students and take an active role in planning courses.
Our modern communicative approach will stimulate your interest in learning our language.
The course contents cover all aspects of grammar, vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading and writing.
On your first day at school you take a specially designed written, listening and oral placement test, so that we can place you in the appropriate group for your language level.
We hold regular progress tests at the end of each level. These enable you and your teachers to measure your language development and evaluate your performance over a period of time.
According to the Common European Framework we offer A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 levels corresponding to 13 levels of Linguaviva Learning Scale ranging from complete beginner to advanced.
|COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK||LINGUAVIVA LEVELS||LESSONS||DESCRIPTION OF ITALIAN PROFICIENCY||CILS CERTIFICATE||ACHIEVEMENTS|
|C1||Advanced||13||80||You have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language. You can read with ease virtually all forms of the written language. You can express yourself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. You can write clear, smoothly-flowing text in an appropriate style.||CILS 3||This level is
required to enter
the Italian speaking job
|12||80||You have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast. You can participate fluently in discussion on a wide variety of topics and use idiomatic expressions and any colloquialism.|
|11||80||You can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good level of familiarity with some idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms.|
|B2||Upper Intermediate||10||80||You can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate your contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. You can present clear and detailed descriptions of complex subjects. You can understand specialised articles even when they are not related to your field.||CILS 2||This level is required to attend
graduate and postgraduate Academic Programmes.
|9||80||You can express yourself fluently and spontaneously without muchobvious searching for expressions. You can use the language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. You can understand television programmes and films without too much effort.|
|8||80||You can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of subjects related to your field of interest. You can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue. You can understand most TV news, current affairs programmes and the majority of films in standard language.|
|B1||Intermediate||7||80||You can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers. You can take an active part in discussions in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining your views.||CILS 1||This level is required to attend
Admission. Culinary Arts for
professionals and vocational
programmes in Fashion and
|6||80||You can enter unprepared into a conversation on familiar and personal interest topics. You can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions. You can understand the main points of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs.|
|5||80||You can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. You can understand most of the conversations on topics that are familiar, or of personal interest. You can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters: work, school, leisure, etc.|
|A2||Elementary||4||80||You can handle very short social exchanges, participate in a communicative situation, even though you can’t usually understand enough to keep the conversation going yourself.||CILS A2||This level is required to attend
in Arts & Design, Art History and
|3||80||You can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. You can describe in simple terms your family and other people, living conditions and job.|
|A1||Beginner||2||80||You can use simple phrases and sentences to describe or to ask for some things. You can write a postcard or brief messages and read very short and simple texts.||CILS A1|
|1||80||You don’t know the language or you can recognize familiar words.|