advanced Italian Courses in Auckland & Wellington (b2)

Learn Italian in Auckland and Wellington with our fun immersion Advanced Italian language courses (B2) taught by experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy. In this Italian B2 Language Course you will learn have conversations in Italian, discuss detailed information and talk about areas of personal interest. Furthermore every lesson will include something about Italian Culture and People

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2..

The formal CEFR objectives for B2 :

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex Italian text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of Italian fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

Italian Learning Outcomes:

  • initiate, maintain and conclude a conversation successfully
  • exchanging a significant amount of detailed information on matters relating to personal areas of interest
  • convey the range of emotions and highlight the personal significance of events and experiences
  • engage in a long conversation on most general topics
  • encourage discussion of the known areas of invoking others to get involved
  • speculate on the reasons for, and consequences of hypothetical situations
  • conduct a pre-prepared interview
  • clear and detailed description of a wide range of topics related to his field of interest
  • understand and summarize orally short extracts news, interviews and documentaries
  • understand and summarize orally the plot and sequence of events in a section of a literary work
  • Devise a reasonable exposure logically linking ideas
  • explain attitude on a particular topic by presenting the actual strengths and weaknesses of the available option

Italian Course Content:

Students are familiar with most of the following grammar structures:

  • Compound Direct and Reported Pronouns
  • Word Formation: Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs
  • Present and Past Conditionals
  • Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns connected with The Family Relationships
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Relative Pronouns with Prepositions
  • The Position of Adjectives
  • Pronouns and Particle NE
  • Verb Prefixation
  • Prefixes
  • Discursive Signals
  • STARE PER + INFINITO
  • The Sequence of Tenses
  • Reported Speech
  • Passive
  • Lexical Chunks Related to Various Aspects of Contemporary Life
  • Punctuation, Rhythm and Intonation
  • Argumentation

They identify and use vocabulary about the following topics and situations:

  • Discrimination and the position of women in contemporary society
  • Italian Women and Work
  • Italian Language and Sexism
  • Modern Italian Literature
  • The problem of Unemployment and its Impact on contemporary Italian families
  • Modern technology, its use and abuse
  • Italian Cuisine and Traditions

Learning Activities and Teaching Methods:

  • Immersion language learning, Interactive lectures, multi-media techniques (audio/video/information technology), discussion with class participation, group/pair work

Course Textbook:

  • Marin, T., & Magnelli, S. . Nuovo progetto italiano 3 (2009): Corso multimediale di lingua e civiltà italiana: Livello elementare (B2-C1). Roma: Edilingua. - Readily available at online bookstores and downloadable pdfs...

Duration:

  • Each evening course is made of 10 x 1 1/2 hour weekly classes running for over 2 1/2 months at the same time and day of the week as its listed course start date. There are no classes on Public holidays.

Benefits of taking your Italian courses with the Italian Institute:

  • You will learn Italian with qualified and experienced professional Italian teachers from Italy
  • Progress in a friendly Italian immersion environment
  • Benefit from a small class sizes which maximises your student and teacher interactions
  • Follow a structured curriculum following the Common European Framework of Reference A1-C2 (CEFR - www.coe.int)
  • Work toward internationally recognised exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL)
  • Use the recommended Nuovo Progetto Italiano textbooks used in Universities worldwide including Victoria University, University of York, Oxford, Latrobe, Brown, MIT...
  • Back up your learning with resources from our media-library

Italian School Locations:

  • Auckland Central - Level 10, Acrossia House, 155 Queen St, Auckland
  • North shore - Northcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney St, Northcote
  • Wellington - Aro Valley Community Hall, 48 Aro St, Wellington

Price:

  • $199 includes 10 weeks of classes, an expert teacher from Italy and small class sizes, all for less than $19 a class. There are no hidden membership fees or contracts.

Italian courses start all year round - Enrol today!


Lesson PLan

Week 1: Uomini e donne

Materiale autentico: articolo da Panorama "Cosa non dicono gli uomini" (A); da Ballate, di Stefano Benni, "Le piccole cose" (E); ascolto di un brano su eventuali problemi nella vita di coppia (F).

Fenomeni grammaticali: pronomi diretti, indiretti e combinati.

90 Minutes B2

WEEK 2: Figli... a vita

Materiale autentico: articolo da L'Espresso "Figli di mamma a vita" (Per cominciare...); intervista radiofonica sui giovani italiani che rimangono in famiglia (E); articolo da la Repubblica "Mamma di 81 anni punisce il figlio 61enne" (G).

Fenomeni grammaticali: condizionale semplice; possessivi + nomi di parentela.

90 Minutes B2

WEEK 3: Lavoro

Materiale autentico: ascolto radiofonico, un uomo e una donna raccontano la propria esperienza professionale (A); testi da Profondo Italia (B); testo da Italiani, di Tim Parks, "Statali, dipendenti, autonomi" (H).

Fenomeni grammaticali: pronomi relativi preceduti da preposizioni; forma passiva.

90 Minutes B2

week 4: Novecento

Materiale autentico: testi da Novecento, di Alessandro Baricco (A e H); ascolto di una passo tratto da Novecento (G).

Fenomeni grammaticali: posizione degli aggettivi; indicativo imperfetto e trapassato prossimo.

90 Minutes B2

week 5: Telefonini

Materiale autentico: articoli da La Stampa "700 sms alla settimana, 19enne finisce dallo psichiatra" e "Troppi sms, pollice bloccato a una 14enne" (Per cominciare...); intervista radiofonica sul tema bambini-telefonini (E); articolo da La Stampa "Salvato grazie al cellulare" (H).

Fenomeni grammaticali: ne; concordanza dei tempi.

90 Minutes B2

week 6: Goal

Materiale autentico: testo da Strano, stranissimo, anzi normale, di Gianna Schelotto, "Goal!" (A); ascolto: intervista a una tifosa della Roma (E); testo da News Italia Press "Istat, italiani meno sportivi e più sedentari" (H).

Fenomeni grammaticali: preposizioni articolate; prefissi verbali.

90 Minutes B2

week 7: Lo zodiaco non si tocca!

Materiale autentico: ascolto dell'oroscopo tratto da una trasmissione televisiva (A); testi da Quando l'Italia ci fa arrabbiare, di Cesare Marchi, "Lo zodiaco non si tocca!" (B) e di G. Schelotto (G).

Fenomeni grammaticali: prefissi contro-, vice-, ultra-, super-, multi-; avverbi addirittura, anzi, magari, mica.

90 Minutes B2

week 8: Qualcosa era successo

Materiale autentico: testo da Il meglio dei racconti di Dino Buzzati, "Qualcosa era successo" (A e E); ascolto di una passo tratto da "Qualcosa era successo" (F).

Fenomeni grammaticali: connettivi invece, eppure, ma, allora ecc.; stare per + infinito.

90 Minutes B2

week 9: Come è ingiusta la parità

Materiale autentico: articolo da Donna Moderna "Come è ingiusta la parità" (Per cominciare...); intervista radiofonico sulla disuguaglianza linguistica (E); articolo da la Repubblica "Pochi figli, è colpa degli uomini" (G).

Fenomeni grammaticali: congiuntivo presente e passato; condizionale.

90 Minutes B2

week 10: Storia della pasta

Materiale autentico: testo da Pastissima!, "Breve storia della pasta" (Per cominciare...); testo da www. finesettimana.it "La storia della pizza" (E); intervista radiofonica sulla pasta italiana (F).

Fenomeni grammaticali: passato remoto; formazione degli aggettivi.

90 Minutes B2

  • Price $199.00
  • Italian
  • 10 lessons
  • Course Certificate
  • Around 10 Students
  • Course Start Dates :

Italian for Advanced Course Start Dates 2021 (B2 Italian)

Auckland Central - Level 10, 155 Queen St, Auckland

Thu 25 March 6.00-7.30pm

 

Class Timetable

Teacher

ELENA

Italian

Qualifications: IH Certificate in Italian Teaching to Foreigners ( International House) ...

Best Italian Teachers

We have some of the best Italian teachers, all our teachers are expert qualified native speakers with University degrees.

 

Nuovo Progetto Italiano 1-3 (a1-c1)

The best-selling multimedia Italian language course book in the world! Preparation for Cils & Celi Exams.

 

SMALL CLASSES

Classes are limited to around 10 students, guarantees the teacher's attention. Research shows small classes are the best for learning.

 

FREE ONLINE LIBRARY

Learn Italian faster with our online library with thousands of electronic texts and audios that you can play on your tablet, phone or laptop.

 

Italian Activities and Events

Italian Insititute organises activities & events in Auckland.

 

Central Auckland Location

The Italian Institute has a central location with modern classrooms.

 

Extra help Available

If you are struggling and need a little assistance then email to arrange a little time before or after your regular class with a teacher.

 

CERTIFICATES

Certificates are available on request to show that you have completed a Italian course at the Italian Institute.

 

About Us

Italian Institute is an immersion Italian Language School in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Learn Italian in our small interactive immersion classes with expert and passionate native speaker Italian teachers from Italy. We offer a wide range of Italian lessons for beginner (A1) to advanced (C2) levels following the industry standard Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and preparing you for Italian language exams (Celi, Cils, Plida, & AIL) while using the latest teaching methodologies.
Read More

Apply to be a Teacher

Contact

Italian Institute
Level 10, 155 Queen St (Acrossia House)
Auckland 1010

Phone: 021-461-551
Email: info@italianinstitute.co.nz

Get Directions