Cooperative Learning Academy of Snagov - CLAS International School

Italian courses

Italian for children

A. Al circo!
 - Preparatory Class
This course is aimed at children aged 6 - 7 (preparatory class) and it is conducted by a native speaker.  Through a funny story, which takes place in a circus, children will learn to say their names and exchange greetings as well as learn the vocabulary related to animals, numbers, colours, food, clothes, body and nature.

The goal of Al circo! is that children learn their first words in Italian with ease, using games, drama, poetry, songs and cooperative activities. 
Using Cooperative Learning strategies, children learn the concept of cooperation and acquire the correct pronunciation and intonation in a playful way.  

These ludic activities can help children practise their listening and speaking skills in situations that closely resemble everyday life.

Parents will be invited at the end-of-course party which will consist in a play entitled Al Circo!

Course details:

    •    1.5 hours each session, 3 hours/month on Mondays
    •    small groups
    •    free placement test on arrival
    •    a (weekend) visit at the circus
    •    levels available: beginner (A1)
    •    course length: October 2014-June 2016
    •    end of course play
    •    internet and air conditioning
    •    sand corner and playground area
NOTE: CLAS organizes this course at your institution on request.

B. Grandi Amici
 - Primary level - Grades 1-4

This course is aimed at children aged 8-11 (grades 1 - 4).
Grandi Amici is based on the most innovative research in cognitive psychology and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) using the multisensorial approach.

Through various activities together with Tobi, the tiger, children act out dialogues, sing and rap, mime (TPR), recite rhymes and watch cartoons on DVD.
In addition, children get familiar to some cultural aspects such as La Befana, il Natale, la Pasqua using Cooperative Learning strategies towards a holistic learning which focuses not only on the cognitive aspect but also on the social - emotional one.

Parents will be invited at the end-of-course party which will consist in a musical entitled La Gita al Mare.


Course details:
    •    1.5 hours each session - 3 hours/month, start in October
    •    small class size
    •    free placement test on arrival
    •    a (weekend) visit at a gelateria (ice cream parlour)
    •    levels available: elementary (A1, A2)
    •    course length: October 2014 -June 2015
    •    end of course party/play
    •    internet and air conditioning
    •    sand corner and playground area

NOTE: CLAS organizes this course at your institution on request and sit the international exam CELI- Impatto (base) of University of Perugia.

Conversation with a native trainer

10 Reasons to learn Italian using the Natural approach
1 Why do you think Mozart composed most of his operas in Italian rather than in German.
2 Many people rate Italian as the most beautiful spoken language in the world.
3 Italian has the highest number of words for describing food-they love it so much.
4 No need of subtitles to see Fellini, Visconti, Zeffirelli and Pasolini’s movies!
5 Italy has more than half of Europe’s UNESCO - protected monuments.
6 The Italian language is the closest to Latin, the common ancestor of all Romance languages.
7 You’ll be able to sing Verdi’s operas in originale.
8 Italians are wonderful people, very talkative and eager to show you their country, but they only do it in Italian.
9 Some of the most creative fashion designers are Italian: Valentino, Armani, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Benetton, Cavalli, Max Mara, Moschino, Stefanel, Bulgari, Gucci, Crizia, GianFranco Ferre, Cerutti, Diesel, Trussardi, Fendi, Tod’s, Valleverde.
10 If you like arts, design, opera, food, this is the reference language.

Course details
● innovative group or one-to-one conversational courses in a safe environment from 5:30 to 7:30 pm every day and on Saturdays
● 12 sessions - 2 hours each (24 lessons in total), start any Monday
● class size: 6 students
● placement test on arrival
● demo lesson for free
● levels available: pre-intermediate - advanced (A2 - C2)
● 1 session per week
● course length: 3 months
● certificate of attendance
● internet and air conditioning

BONUS of fidelity - 2 hours of Italian cuisine course with tasting of Mediterranean dishes!

Language courses Fees 17.30 – 19.30

 Enrollments start in September 2015! We are looking forward to your participation!

When the number of applicants is enough to form a group, you will be contacted to get an offer based on the above fees.
The fee must be paid in full before the first session, or in two installments: 50% before the first session and 50% at mid-course.

The withdrawal of a student at the mid-course leads to the fee increase for the remaining sessions. The first 50% installment is non-refundable in case of withdrawal!

The students who do not pay the fee of 50% at the mid-course,  will not have access to classes any longer, and the fee for the remaining participants will be recalculated based on the number of students left. If the remaining students disagree with the new fee, the course is canceled.
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