The teaching method is based on communication. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, to develop the student’s capacity to express himself and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course. Naturally this method includes the study of the rules of syntax and grammar, which are essential to language learning, but which, alone, are not sufficient for gaining a real command of the language.
This course includes four hours of lessons a day. According to their level, participants can acquire a basic knowledge of Italian or deepen and perfect the knowledge they already have.
INTENSIVE COURSE PLUS
This course includes four hours of group lessons plus one or two hours of individual lessons daily. The individual lesson offers the chance to personalize the material and the program of the rest of the course.
This course is designed for people staying in Naples for longer periods of time, and consists of a two hour lesson held twice a week. The nonintensive courses are available from November to May.
Years of experience in the field have enabled the school to offer individual courses which cater perfectly to personal and professional needs at all linguistic levels. Made-tomeasure programs are constructed around students specified requirements and are based on the pace and rhythm of their learning ability.
These are special courses for one or two students, one week or more in duration, with 8 hours of lessons and conversation per day (including lunch with the teacher). The courses are organized according to the individual needs of each student. By means of total immersion in situations typical of everyday life, the student makes immediate use of the language in order to achieve his/her objectives.
BUSINESS ITALIAN COURSE
Five 3 hour lessons from Monday to Friday for a length of 2 weeks, 30 hours in total. Topics include finance, tourism, business and commercial letters.
“Centro Italiano” organizes the following courses of Food and Wine:
- Neapolitan cookery course
- Fresh homemade pasta
- Homemade pizza
Neapolitan cookery course
Our cookery courses are given in a typical Neapolitan family house. The «cooks» Pino Aprea and Teresa Costa welcome the participants warmly and in friendly manner, and show them the secrets and techniques of the Neapolitan gastronomy. In their kitchen, among steaming pots, flavours and colours, the most characteristic dishes of our cookery are created , from «spaghetti» with seafood to «ragù», from the homemade pizzas to the Caprese cake. After preparing and cooking the different dishes, everybody sit down at table to have dinner. And together with pasta and wine, among Neapolitan stories and tales, participants live an unforgettable experience.
Fresh home-made pasta course
Italy is the home of pasta. The fresh pasta is one of the great glories of Italian cuisine and the base of the Mediterranean diet. The homemade pasta is a wonderful synthesis of manual dexterity, simple and genuine ingredients and tradition. The course will be especially comprehensive. It starts from the choice of flour and moves on to preparing the dough, followed by the implementing and shaping of the various types of dough and then the cooking. Next the sauce appropriate for each form of pasta will be prepared. The lesson will finish with eating the dishes prepared.
Learn to cook pasta with traditional Italian ingredients. During each meeting you will prepare 2 different pasta sauces. At the end of the lesson you will have the chance to try what you have cooked with a bottle of wine from Campania.
Learn to knead, shape and cook the dough in your home-oven to make a real Neapolitan pizza. During each meeting you will prepare to different kinds of pizza. At the end of the lesson you will have the chance to try the pizzas you have prepared with a bottle of wine from Campania.
Italian Language and Neapolitan Pizza Making course
The course offers the opportunity to learn the Italian language and at the same time it enables you to find out the professional techniques and secrets of the preparation of Neapolitan pizza.
Italian Language and Classical Singing
Italian language course: group lessons, 4 weeks, every day from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00 (total 80 hours).
Classical singing course: individual lessons, 4 weeks, three times a week in the afternoon, 1-hour per lesson (total 12 hours).