The way we teach Italian: teaching method
For our Italian school in Palermo, the Italian language is not just a system of rules, but a means of communicating, understanding and expressing yourself.
For this reason, at Culturforum you will be speaking Italian from the first lesson, gaining confidence, learning to master the language and improving your capacity for comprehension. You will learn how the language is used in real life and in everyday situations.
In our Italian courses we adopt a teaching method that actively involves students, while taking into account their specific needs and aptitude for learning the language.
Teaching method means:
Successful language study doesn’t depend solely on the ability of the teacher and the motivation of the students. We also need to take into account three variables:
- The student profile: who are the students who come to our Italian courses? What is their previous experience and their competence?
- The real needs of the participants: what are their strong points and their weaknesses? Which of their abilities need development?
- The teaching materials and how to use them: how can we construct a course that will respond to the real demands of the group?
To achieve all this, we have chosen a flexible structure for our courses: the choice of the teaching method and materials takes account of these variables to best respond to the demands of different groups and the individuals within each group.