ICOTEA acquaints foreigners with Italian language and culture
What is the purpose of an Italian language course for foreigners?
First of all, to stay in Italy. In the last few years, several regulations have been introduced into our legal system, which have linked knowledge of the Italian language and the right to benefit from the issue or renewal of certain residence permits in our country particularly close for foreign citizens.
In fact, since March 2021, the Integration Agreement is in force, which requires, to renew the residence permit, the possession of an A2 level knowledge of the Italian language.
Secondly, for those who have already resolved the bureaucratic issues of permanence, an Italian language course for foreigners is indispensable to learn the fundamental tool to enter the Italian working field.
Thirdly, Italian for foreigners is useful for all those who, from foreign countries, work with Italy, either for commercial relations, diplomatic relations or cultural purposes, even translations of Italian books or guides for foreigners to get to know our enchanting places.
The Italian language course for non-native Italian-speakers – 100 hours is a training program that involves the stay of the students in our premises in Italy. The result is the complete learning of the Italian language and the direct knowledge of the culture of the country.
The ICOTEA course of Italian Language for Foreigners allows you to:
- To benefit from a practical teaching method that encourages very rapid progress, as it integrates interactive classroom lessons with the use of the most innovative teaching techniques and with constant cultural immersion;
- in-depth learning of Italian, thanks to the concrete use of the language in a variety of everyday and professional situations;
- to get to know a new culture by enriching one’s cultural and human background;
- to create acquaintances, friendships and professional relationships;
- to obtain a certificate that is recognized in Italy and abroad thanks to the accreditations and certifications available from ICOTEA.
The study visa allows foreigners to enter Italy for a stay of up to 90 days to satisfy the purposes of course attendance, in the ways provided by Italian law and by the international conventions in force between foreign countries and Italy.
On request, students can benefit from a complete service in every aspect, thanks to ICOTEA’s assistance and support:
- travel planning (flights and transfers);
- organization of the stay, both for the accommodation in an apartment, B&B or hotel and for the food.
The calendar of lessons is structured according to the personal needs of the students.
The study activities are integrated with guided tours at the sites of the territory endowed with historical, cultural and monumental interest and included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites;
The complete package includes a choice of different types of accommodation, food solutions, the Italian language course and options for insurance, security, etc.
The training course is partially funded by the European Union through a training voucher, valid until the end of this month, therefore it’s a mandatory deadline for registration.
Icotea knows that Italian is the fourth most studied language in the world, after English, Spanish and Chinese. It precedes languages such as French, German, Russian, Portuguese and Japanese. Italian is the lingua franca of one of the main geopolitical players in the world: the Catholic Church. Italy is one of the countries that has had a conspicuous emigration in the last century: about 40 million people scattered mainly in Argentina, the USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, France and Belgium.
Then there is the importance of Italian on a cultural, artistic and musical level. Consider that the “la lingua del sì” is the main language of melodrama and in the world, there are many melomaniacs who appreciate our opera music.
Italian literature is certainly one of the first in the world, Italian art has a worldwide prestige and also Italian culture has its planetary consensus: just think of fashion and gastronomy.
This is why Icotea has not separated the knowledge of language from that of culture but has joined them together because the culture of a country is the basis of its language, an essential element for those who want to learn a foreign language.