Italian Language Course (Elementary Level)

Concept by
David Baroni

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Are you an enterprising teacher? Are you a curious student? This course in Italian Language and Culture is for you! It will give you the chance to taste the real Italian language and to dive into Italian culture, beyond academic versions or stereotypes.

Moreover, it will bring a gust of fresh air to your profession: by stepping into a student’s shoes, you will observe new methods and critically reassess your professional attitudes.

You will have the opportunity to attend language courses and seminars about Italian culture. The former includes 20 hours of morning sessions tailored to your language competencies and needs. In the afternoon, you will take part in cultural activities, guided tours, and excursions about Italian Culture.

By the end of this course, you will have expanded your knowledge about the Italian language and culture by observing and absorbing authentic communication practices directly on the spot, supported by local professional tutors.

Your school kit will be enriched with new tools to teach: you will be able to reflect on your profession in a more critical, productive, and enthusiastic way, compare different learning and teaching practices, and choose the one that best fits your inclinations.

In collaboration with the Europass Italian Language School

Extra-curricular activities

This course includes these activities:

Florence and Cefalù

  • 3 City Guided Tours;
  • 1 Cooking Class;
  • 1-day Excursion.


  • 1 guided tour;
  • 1 cooking lesson or one extra activity depending on the school’s availability.

Other activities may be available on-site.

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:

  • Improve their fluency and accuracy in Italian;
  • Become more comfortable with teaching in Italian to non-native Italian speakers;
  • Learn about Italian culture;
  • Acquire direct experience with learning activities that involve the four basic skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in their classrooms.

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools;
  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations.

Day 2 – Improving your Italian language skills

  • Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 3 – Continued

  • Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 4 – Continued

  • Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 5 – Refining your Italian language skills

  • Italian grammar and conversation.

Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

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