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Intensive Course + Culture

Would you like to discover everything there is to know about Italian culture? Would you like to learn Italian whilst cooking? Or through art and music?

Unique in its kind, the Intensive Course + Culture of the ILI School is your chance to perfect your knowledge of the language through the discovery of Italian art and culture.

In addition to morning classes, afternoons throughout the intensive course will be spent delving into the various facets of the rich Italian culture. In the afternoon lessons, you will learn the language by cooking, singing opera or retracing the most significant steps in art history; you will participate in workshops, visit museums and exhibitions, attend concerts and theatre performances, all on a didactic journey where cultural discovery becomes an integral part of the language-learning pathway.

This cultural journey will be tailored to your passions, your curiosity, your dreams so that you may enjoy a stimulating and highly-educational experience that will allow you to test and improve your language skills, whilst simultaneously deepening your knowledge of Italian culture.

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Depending on your initial level, the course offers the possibility to reach all levels of linguistic competence within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1-A2-B1-B2-C1-C2.

Frequency

For the morning attendance of the Intensive Course
In the afternoon:
10 lessons/week (minimum 8 participants)

The course is divided into 4-week modules, however it is possible to customise the frequency over more weeks or on a yearly basis for those who need a long-term programme (for example, for a study visa).

Morning classes follow the Intensive Course schedule, whilst the lessons and cultural workshops in the afternoon are tailored to the needs of the group.

Classes

The ILI School pays particular attention to the quality of teaching and the specificity of each individual student, hence our classes have a limited number of participants.

The course provides lessons that are tailored to the actual level of the group, with differentiated teaching and attention to individual needs, having the aim of enhancing the competency of each and every student.

Cost

1 week: CHF 390.- + 360.-
2 weeks: CHF 690.- + 720.-
3 weeks: CHF 960.- + 1’080.-
4 weeks: CHF 1’190.- + 1’440.-

Prices applicable on consecutive weeks within the monthly lesson plan.

Admittance Test

To enrol in the ILI Courses, the student will have to complete an entrance test that allows the ILI School to evaluate the initial level of the individual in relation to the prerequisites required to attend the course. The entrance test is compulsory for all persons enrolled.

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The entrance test is divided into two parts:

a) First written component

The written test allows for a verification of:

  • the level of written comprehension (which may not correspond to the level of knowledge of grammatical structures, or to the competency in writing);
  • the level of knowledge of grammatical structures;
  • the skill level in written production.

b) Second oral component

The interview, which takes place after the written test, aims at a global evaluation of the candidate.

Determined throughout the interview is:

  • the data resulting from the written test;
  • an evaluation of oral comprehension and production;
  • a verification of the applicant’s current understanding of language skills;
  • a determination of the candidate’s objectives.

At this point, we will recommend the training course that is best suited to the candidate’s knowledge and needs by directing them towards a module that takes into account:
1) of the linguistic level A, B, C;
2) of the level of competence in the different language skills;
3) of the needs expressed.

Find out about all of our courses!

Would you like to study the Italian language and culture for passion? Do you need Italian for work or university? Are you a beginner or already an expert? Do you need specific insights? Would you like to immerse yourself in art and culture whilst learning? We will find the course for you!

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Nicola, Scotland

I arrived here 4 months ago in the beautiful city of Lugano with very little Italian and a huge mission...

Nicola

5.0
2017-10-20T16:48:23+00:00

Nicola

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I arrived here 4 months ago in the beautiful city of Lugano with very little Italian and a huge mission to learn as quickly as possible for work. With the commitment and enthusiasm of the wonderful teachers at the school, it has been possible to start work as a doctor, albeit very challenging, and the guys continue to laugh at my regular mistakes but inspire me to learn and communicate in a calm and encouraging environment! What a wonderful experience with very important friendships made.
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Alex, Russia

I liked that we also got to interact with oher classes because it allowed us to communicate more in italian...

Alex

5.0
2017-10-20T16:49:32+00:00

Alex

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I liked that we also got to interact with oher classes because it allowed us to communicate more in italian as we would in the outside world. The teachers are also patient and attend to cure individual needs as students.
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Paul, Sweden

I appreciated the teachers and their positive attidude. Keep doing what you are doing! I liked the atmosphere in the...

Paul

5.0
2017-10-20T16:48:48+00:00

Paul

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I appreciated the teachers and their positive attidude. Keep doing what you are doing! I liked the atmosphere in the School, it is very cozy and welcomming.
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Mirjam, Switzerland

Mein Name ist Mirjam. Ich komme von Winterthur, aus der Schweiz. Ich verbrachte zwei Wochen Ferien in Lugano, in der...

Mirjam

5.0
2017-10-20T16:44:01+00:00

Mirjam

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Mein Name ist Mirjam. Ich komme von Winterthur, aus der Schweiz. Ich verbrachte zwei Wochen Ferien in Lugano, in der Ferienwohnung meiner Eltern. Mit der ILI Sprachschule (Intensivkurs am Morgen) habe ich eine gute Erfahrung gemacht. Ich denke, ich konnte mein Italienisch verbessern. Auch waren die beiden Lehrerinnen, die ich hatte sowie die Leute im Sekretariat sehr nett. Il mio nome è Mirjam. Vengo da Winterthur, in Svizzera. Sono stata a Lugano per due settimane di vacanza, nella casa di vacanza dei miei genitori. Con la scuola di lingua ILI (corsi intensivi della mattina), ho fatto una buona esperienza. Penso di aver potuto migliorare il mio italiano. Inoltre le due insegnanti che ho avuto e il personale della segreteria erano molto gentili.
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Sarah, Germany

Die Lehrer waren sehr freundlich und konnten gut erklären Der Unterricht war gut organisiert, wir haben viel diskutiert und auch...

Sarah

5.0
2017-10-20T16:49:50+00:00

Sarah

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Die Lehrer waren sehr freundlich und konnten gut erklären Der Unterricht war gut organisiert, wir haben viel diskutiert und auch einiges geschrieben. Die Lehrer war immer „present“ und haben alles sehr gut erklärt.
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David, Sweden

Enthusiastic teachers! I appreciated the level of passion that the teachers had of teaching. They made the course really fun....

David

5.0
2017-10-20T16:49:16+00:00

David

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Enthusiastic teachers! I appreciated the level of passion that the teachers had of teaching. They made the course really fun. I liked the teachers and the rest of the staff in the School.
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Steve, Canada

L’ambiente familiare. Ho apprezzato i gruppi piccoli e la struttura delle lezioni. I professori sono molto bravi e dinamici. Le...

Steve

4.0
2017-10-20T16:50:24+00:00

Steve

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L’ambiente familiare. Ho apprezzato i gruppi piccoli e la struttura delle lezioni. I professori sono molto bravi e dinamici. Le attività ottime per conoscere tutti!
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Anne, Olanda

Buoni gli insegnanti, lezioni facili da seguire, spiegazioni molto chiare e una buona quantità di tempo di conversazione.

Anne

4.0
2017-10-20T16:50:42+00:00

Anne

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Buoni gli insegnanti, lezioni facili da seguire, spiegazioni molto chiare e una buona quantità di tempo di conversazione.
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