FAQs - Frequently asked questions

Piccola Università Italiana - The Italian language school by the sea

Italian course programme

At our Italian language school, it is of utmost importance to us that you are able to learn Italian at the highest level of learning efficiency.

There are 2 important factors which enable us to guarantee this and they are set in the official course regulations:

1. Placement into groups of 15 levels of language competence

It is very important to us that our students are placed into groups at the right language level. The first Monday of the language course starts with a written test which takes about 30 minutes, the test is then corrected in the framework of an oral test. The group placement of course conforms to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. A distinctive feature at the Piccola Universita Italiana is however that further levels of competence enables an extraordinarily individual placement.

Students at the Piccola Universita Italiana are placed into one of 15 different levels of language competence!

2. Group courses with only 3- 6 students per class

To enable you as many chances as possible to practise speaking we limit group numbers to a maximum of 6 participants at each level. On the first day of the language course, all students participate in a written and oral placement test. This test is the basis for placement in one of our 15 levels of competence. In case it is not possible for a student to be allocated to a group at the right level (with 3-6 participants), then this student will be placed in a 2 to 1 course or will receive private tuition with the number of lessons reduced by half. The lanaguge students are in this way guaranteed highest learning efficiency.

It is our goal at our Italian lanaguge school to satisfy your individual language needs in the Italian language courses, this is achieved by placing you at the level of competence exactly right for you.