Italian teacher training programmes at Rome, Italy

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The school

Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Brazil, Spain, etc..
ratings
4 authentic opinions

The school

Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
School size
M
Accommodation
Host family, Shared apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
18 years
Average age
28 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Brazil, Spain, etc..
ratings
4 authentic opinions

Torre di Babele is situated at the centre of historic Rome, in an elegant Art Nouveau-style district. The elegant centre is surrounded by parks, including the famous 'Villa Torlonia' park. 'La Sapienza' University and the lively student district of San Lorenzo are nearby.

The school occupies three large floors of an elegant villa surrounded by a 600m2 garden (bathed in sunlight and free Wi-Fi!). A student lounge, bright, air-conditioned classrooms and a fully-equipped computer room all combined to create an ideal environment for studying Italian in the heart of Rome. With over 25 years of experience, Torre di Babele is one of Italy’s most-respected language schools and teacher training centres. Teacher training courses are offered in partnership with the University for Foreigners of Siena. The tutors have years of experience both teaching Italian to students and training teachers.

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  • Welcome activity
  • Use of study centre
  • Optional language workshops
  • End-of-course report and certificate
  • Activity programme

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DITALS course I and II Focus

Advanced to Proficiency, 4 week(s)
4 week(s) - From EUR 1380.-
(about GBP 1224.-)
Course duration
4 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Students/class
max. 14
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-18:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
4
1380
2418
1932
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 4 wk
12.02 / 07.05 / 30.07 / 22.10.2018
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 29.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DITALS course I Magister

Advanced to Proficiency, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 790.-
(about GBP 700.-)
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-18:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
790
1330
1096
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
12.02 / 12.03 / 07.05 / 18.06 / 02.07 / 30.07 / 24.09 / 22.10 / 03.12.2018
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 29.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Refresher courses

Advanced to Proficiency, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 330.-
(about GBP 293.-)
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
330
626
518
2
530
1070
836
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
02.07 / 09.07.2018
Starting dates 2 wk
02.07.2018
Bank holidays
02.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 29.06 / 15.08 / 01.11.2018
Holidays
24.12.2017 - 01.01.2018
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DITALS course

Advanced to Proficiency, 2 week(s)
2 week(s) - From EUR 682.-
(about GBP 605.-)
Course duration
2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Schedule
09:00-18:15

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
2
682
1226
992
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates
04.02 / 04.03 / 13.05 / 22.07 / 16.09 / 14.10.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Refresher courses

Advanced to Proficiency, 1 / 2 week(s)
1 week(s) - From EUR 302.-
(about GBP 268.-)
Course duration
1 / 2 week(s)
Levels
Advanced to Proficiency
Minimum age
18 years
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Shared apartment, single room, no meals
1
302
600
492
2
552
1096
862
All prices are in EUR.   EUR 1 ≈ GBP 0.94   (Not-binding exchange rate)
Starting dates 1 wk
01.07 / 08.07.2019
Starting dates 2 wk
01.07.2019
Bank holidays
22.04 / 25.04 / 01.05 / 15.08 / 01.11.2019
Holidays
23.12.2018 - 05.01.2019
22.12.2019 - 06.01.2020

Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

DITALS exam dates:
DITALS I: 20.04, 16.11.2018
DITALS II: 23.02, 20.07.2018

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 390 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fiumicino/Ciampino) 80 EUR
One-to-one course (10 lessons/week) 410 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) (Fiumicino/Ciampino) 80 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, no meals
Host family, single room, no meals

Course info

Initial teacher training courses

Preparatory Course for DITALS I and DITALS II

This course is designed for participation by both Italians and foreigners wishing to approach the profession of teaching Italian as a second language. The course fills the gap often left by academic preparation, which separates knowledge of the language and culture and theories of didactic methods from the reality of the classroom.

This gap leaves many potential teachers without the necessary tools to impart their knowledge of the language in a learning context which takes the communicative approach from theory to practice. The course is recognized by the DITALS Department of the University for Foreigners in Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena) as valid to be allowed to take the DITALS I and DITALS II exams.

Focus course
Course duration: 4 weeks
Nb of hours: 64 didactics + 20 exam simulation + 120 teaching experience and in-class activity + 16 self-study
Max class size: 14
Language requirement: C1/C2

Magister course
Course duration: 2 weeks
Nb of hours: 44 didactics + 60 teaching experience and in-class activity + 16 self-study
Max class size: 14
Language requirement: C1/C2

Refresher courses

Refresher Course for Teachers of Italian Abroad
This course gives teachers of Italian from different countries the possibility to exchange views and experiences and to get an update on teaching Italian in a rigorous and creative way. At the same time it offers an enjoyable and interesting update on the arts and important cultural issues through seminars, meetings and guided tours.

The course includes various interesting subjects such as: grammar, poetry, project work, wines seminars, creating teaching materials, guided tours of Rome which is known as the largest open museum in the world. As for grammar, teachers will have the possibility to develop deeper knowledge on some critical issues such as the subjunctive or time and mode agreement, and to experience new creative ways of teaching them. Discover the complex and creative process behind the planning of a teaching unit.

Central topics of the course include: teaching Italian through thematic routes, methods for teaching grammar, teaching through cultural fields and related text types (cinema, opera, advertising, film, songs, theater, etc.), considered in a language teaching perspective.

The course is divided into daily topics: lessons follow an approach based on dialogical exchange and are characterized by peer-work, theoretical lessons and practical work, workshops and guided tours. Take the opportunity to update and confront the different approaches and experiences of classroom teaching based on the assumption of Action Research: teaching as a link between theory and practice.

Course duration: 1 or 2 weeks
Number of hours: 20 or 40 hours (mostly in the morning)
Max class size: 24
Language requirement: C1/C2

Initial teacher training courses

Preparatory Course for DITALS
This course is designed for participation by both Italians and foreigners wishing to approach the profession of teaching Italian as a second language. The course runs for a duration of two weeks, with a total of 40 hours of classes and 40 hours of practicum. The course fills the gap often left by academic preparation, which separates knowledge of the language and culture and theories of didactic methods from the reality of the classroom.

This gap leaves many potential teachers without the necessary tools to impart their knowledge of the language in a learning context which takes the communicative approach from theory to practice. The course is recognized by the DITALS Department of the University for Foreigners in Siena (Università per Stranieri di Siena) as valid to be allowed to take the DITALS I exam.

Course duration: 2 weeks
Max class size: 14
Language requirement: C1/C2

Refresher courses

Refresher Course for Teachers of Italian Abroad
This course gives teachers of Italian from different countries the possibility to exchange views and experiences and to get an update on teaching Italian in a rigorous and creative way. At the same time it offers an enjoyable and interesting update on the arts and important cultural issues through seminars, meetings and guided tours.

The course includes various interesting subjects such as: grammar, poetry, project work, wines seminars, creating teaching materials, guided tours of Rome which is known as the largest open museum in the world. As for grammar, teachers will have the possibility to develop deeper knowledge on some critical issues such as the subjunctive or time and mode agreement, and to experience new creative ways of teaching them. Discover the complex and creative process behind the planning of a teaching unit.

Central topics of the course include: teaching Italian through thematic routes, methods for teaching grammar, teaching through cultural fields and related text types (cinema, opera, advertising, film, songs, theater, etc.), considered in a language teaching perspective.

The course is divided into daily topics: lessons follow an approach based on dialogical exchange and are characterized by peer-work, theoretical lessons and practical work, workshops and guided tours. Take the opportunity to update and confront the different approaches and experiences of classroom teaching based on the assumption of Action Research: teaching as a link between theory and practice.

Course duration: 1 or 2 weeks
Number of hours: 20 or 40 hours (mostly in the morning)
Max class size: 24
Language requirement: C1/C2

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These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

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45 years old - Spain
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2 weeks, July 2018
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24 years old - Spain
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4 weeks, October – November 2017
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41 years old - Belgium
/ 5
1 week, July 2016
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40 years old - Belgium
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Het personeel van de school was zeer behulpzaam. De docenten waren absoluut top. Heel veel materiaal en ideeën ontvangen.
1 week, July 2015
Value for money (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Host family
Staying with a host family is the ideal option for discovering the Italian culture and practising Italian daily. The families are selected with care and are situated around 30 minutes by public transport away from the language school building. You will stay in a single room with half board provided. This experience will also allow you to get to know the Roman way of life from the inside, their customs and culinary habits and to get a taste of local hospitality.

Shared apartment
This accommodation option allows students to share with Italian inhabitants or other students from the school. You will have your own room as well as free access to the common rooms of the apartment and will be responsible for preparing your own meals. Why not propose to your hosts that you cook a speciality of your country for them?

Host family
Staying with a host family is the ideal option for discovering the Italian culture and practising Italian daily. The families are selected with care and are situated around 30 minutes by public transport away from the language school building. You will stay in a single room with half board provided. This experience will also allow you to get to know the Roman way of life from the inside, their customs and culinary habits and to get a taste of local hospitality.

Shared apartment
This accommodation option allows students to share with Italian inhabitants or other students from the school. You will have your own room as well as free access to the common rooms of the apartment and will be responsible for preparing your own meals. Why not propose to your hosts that you cook a speciality of your country for them?

Torre di Babele offers an excellent range of activities for students and teachers. The DITALS course is intense and you will probably be tired in the evenings, but if you are made of tough stuff (or feel supercharged after enough espresso), you can enjoy activities like:

• Guided tours of Rome: Art history itinerary; Italian architecture itinerary
• Presentation and viewing of Italian films
• Introduction sessions to Italian literature, opera and music
• Weekend excursions to Naples, Pompeii, Orvieto, Florence and the seaside
• Visits to Rome's glorious parks (Villa Doria Pamphili, Parco della Caffarella, Appia Antica, etc)
• Sports: soccer and beach volleyball games

During the summer, the Estate Romana arts festival takes over the city, offering a huge range of outdoor events, including concerts, dance, theatre and cinema.

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