ITA.Lab: Melbourne new Italian hub

Nomit created ITA.Lab a place for Melbournians to experience Italian language and culture in a different way.

ITA.Lab facilitates the link between Australia and contemporary Italian culture, thanks to:

  • YOUNG Italian native speaker certified teachers

  • ORIGINAL programs

  • CONVERSATION FOCUS

  • Language & CULTURE as interconnected topics

  • CUTTING EDGE audio-visual support

For more information and enrolment, write to corsi@nomit.com.au or call us at 0481 756 613.

OUR TRAVELS INTO ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE INCLUDE:

Piacere!   ITA BEGINNER 

Course fee: $250 (+ GST)

“Nice to meet you”, “to like”, “pleasure” and “joy” in Italian they all translate in one word: Piacere! Approaching a new language can be all of these things and 

much more.

The course is designed to cover the 4 areas of language learning: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The approach we use focuses on conversation and gives you great opportunities for practicing your speaking skills. Throughout the term we will explore several topics such as greetings, places in town and what we are like. Students will learn to provide basic information about themselves while familiarising with a number of grammatical points.

Lessons are also designed to provide an opportunity to discover various cultural aspects of contemporary Italy.

The course is targeted to absolute beginners and is developed within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level A1).

Duration of the course: 8 weeks (2 hours a week)

Andiamo!  ITA INTERMEDIATE 

Course fee: $250 (+GST)

Every lesson is focused on a different Italian location, from the monuments of Rome to the colours of the Amalfi Coast, from the delicious food of Sicily to the charming canals of Venice.

The course will give students the opportunity to learn Italian while virtually exploring each location through its unique cultural elements, such as food, dialect, architecture and art.

It is aimed at enhancing confidence in the use and understanding of Italian in a variety of situations and scenarios. It is a Content Based Language course inspired by the principles of the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) methodology.

The course is developed for students who speak Italian at an intermediate level. Within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level B1), this means that this course is ideal for students who: “Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.” Throughout the course, intermediate students will strengthen their speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as enrich their understanding of Italy through its language.

The Horizontal Line. ITA ADVANCED

Fee: Entire course $300 (+GST) Single class $40

Duration of the course: 10 weeks (2 hours a week)

The course is an in-depth analysis of key moments in modern and contemporary Italian history, from the Risorgimento to Mafia Capitale (the biggest mafia trial in modern-day Rome).

Each lesson will focus on a milestone in Italian history, presented through videos, articles and original materials.

The content, entirely in Italian, will be the starting point for discussion and language activities with an accent on production (speaking and writing). Basic supplementary notes (key dates, timelines, etc.) in English will be also provided. The course is designed for intermediate and advanced students (working towards B1 Level of the CEFR).

Each meeting will last two hours, divided into a 30-minute presentation of the topic and a 1 hour session focused on language, followed by 30 minutes of chit-chat in Italian.

Program:

1) Gli ideali – Il Risorgimento

2) La menzogna – Il Fascismo

3) L’illusione– La Resistenza

4) La leggerezza – il boom economico

5) Il terrore – Gli anni di piombo

6) L’oscurità – La mafia

7) L’ubbidienza – La P2

8) La vergogna – Mani Pulite

9) L’immagine – Gli anni di Berlusconi

10) Il crollo – Mafia Capitale

Our teachers:

Andrea Caponeri

Luca M. Esposito

Marco Lacivita