CILS B1 Preparation course (Online) – Friday evenings

This course is specifically crafted to familiarize you with the exam format and enhance your readiness. It kicks off on May 10th, every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, spanning a 4-week duration. The course fee is 180$ GST. Completion of the Intermediate 2 course is recommended.

Here’s the exciting part – 100% of students who took this course successfully passed the exam! It’s meticulously tailored to align with the CILS exam format. Check out the course description below for more details.

What you will learn

  • Practice reading a variety of text types. The reading tasks include skimming for gist, scanning for details, understanding text structure/cohesion, deducing meaning from context and interpreting inference, attitude, and style, and completing notes, sentences, tables, summaries, and diagrams or flowcharts
  • Practice writing 150 words or more in length based on what the exam will require.
  • Practice different language tasks through a variety of activities, lectures, role-play, games, and assignments

Our instructors, certified by the CILS Centre and the test commission, possess extensive knowledge of the test format. They are well-equipped to provide a solid foundation for achieving optimal results. We are confident that this course will significantly contribute to your success in the CILS exam.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Content from previous CILS B1 exams

Schedule

Friday evenings, FROM May 10 TO May 31, 2024
5:30 pm-7:30 pm PST
4 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom

Courses

180$ (+ GST)

Course Cancellations

Please note that courses may be canceled by the school administration at any time due to low enrollment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit the Cancellation & Refund policy.

Advanced 1 (Online) – Thursday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.

This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Thursday evenings, FROM April 18 TO June 27, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 250$ (+5%GST) – available until April 5

270$ (+ GST) – available FROM April 6

 

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrollment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Intermediate 1 (In-Person) – Thursday evenings

Our Intermediate 1 course is great to build knowledge and strengthen your skills. Whether you’re buying a holiday home in Italy or taking a road trip along the Amalfi Coast, this course will equip you with helpful vocabulary for everyday conversation. You will continue to build on previously acquired competencies in A1 and you will be introduced to more complex language structures used to communicate in a variety of situations by using different tenses and modes. Aligned with CEFR level A2 objectives.

Completion of Beginner 3 and Conversation 1 Courses is recommended. Or if you can have simple intermediate-level conversations on familiar topics, this level is ideal.

What you will learn

  • Students will understand and ask for information about how to shop for clothes, describe someone’s physical appearance or personality, express wishes, and desires, and talk about childhood memories. Furthermore, you will make comparisons, you will argue in favor or against something, and you will be able to provide advice
  • You will focus on the imperfetto tense, so you can talk about the past and how this differs from passato prossimo, which we will also revise.
  • Italian culture from newspaper articles extracts from novels, films, and audio clips are also used to add authenticity and context to your learning.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 2 – The course consists of Chapters 1,2,3,4

Schedule

Thursday evenings, April 25 to July 4, 2024
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week in our downtown premises.

Courses Fee

Early Bird Rate 289$ (+5%GST) – available until April 2

310$ (+ GST) – available FROM April 2

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund policy.

 

Advanced 1 (Online) – Tuesday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.

This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Wednesday evening, October 3 to December 12, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until September 15th

260$ (+ GST) after September 15th

 

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Advanced 1 (Online) – Wednesday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.

This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Wednesday evening, JULY 12TH to SEPTEMBER 13TH, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
10 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 230$ (+5%GST) – available until June 30th

250$ (+ GST) after June 30th

 

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Advanced 1 (Online) – Monday evenings

Advanced 1 will help you become more fluent in the language, deepen your understanding of the nuances of Italian, and approach authentic material (i.e. TV news, newspapers, films). The focus will be on speaking correctly and learning new grammar topics, distinguishing between the past, present, and future tenses. Italian culture is an integral part of this course: through interviews and readings you will learn about many aspects of Italian art, history, politics, and contemporary society

Once completing Advanced 1, 2, and 3 you’ll be able to converse with native speakers, follow debates and discuss current issues using more complex and linguistically accurate structures and a greater range of vocabulary.

This course is for students who have completed the Intermediate 3 course or for those who have high intermediate experience with the Italian language and are comfortable having conversations in different verb tenses.

What you will learn

  • Students will continue to add to your vocabulary and develop the complexity of your sentences in everyday situations, including travel, food, shopping, transportation, family, and business
  • Students will learn how to the correct registers of the language in various situations
  • You’ll improve your command of topic-related vocabulary and ability to vary your style according to the situation.
  • You will learn critical grammatical structures, such as the subjunctive in various tenses, perfect conditional, past perfect, and pronominal verbs.

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso 3 is required. The course consists of chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4

Schedule

Monday evening, APRIL 10 to JUNE 19, 2023
6:00 pm-8:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Tickets

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until March 30th

260$ (+ GST) after March 30th

 

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Beginner 1 (Online) – Saturday mornings

Beginner 1 is an introductory course that teaches the four basic skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in the context of major themes in Italian culture. It is designed for those with little or no previous knowledge of the Italian language.
This course is being delivered virtually with live instruction and interaction.
If you already have a basic understanding of the language, consider Italian for Beginners II.

What you will learn

  • How to communicate in a variety of social situations, such as introducing yourself, talking about daily activities, describing what you do for work, writing and reading simple texts, such as an e-mail, talking about the things you like dislike, ordering a meal, and telling time
  • Basic grammar structures such as articles and nouns, adjectives, and present tenses of regular and irregular verbs
  • Italian culture, including daily life, film, cuisine, and vacationing

Syllabus

Benvenute e Benvenuti!
Textbook: Nuovo Espresso – The course consists of Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4

Schedule

Saturday morning, APRIL 15 to JUNE 24, 2023
10:00 am-12:00 pm PST
11 weeks – Classes meet once a week on Zoom.

Course Fee

Early Bird Rate 240$ (+5%GST) – available until March 30th

260$ (+ GST) after March 30th

Course Cancellations

Please note that the school administration may cancel courses at any time due to low enrolment. Upon cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.
For any further info about our cancellation policy please visit Cancellation & Refund Policy.