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Italian Language Courses

Emerge into the Italian Language and Italian Culture. Italian Language Courses were never more fun. With Globibo you will also benefit from our World-Class Italian Learning Material, ranging from the Italian GlobiBook to GlobiCards, GlobiMaps, GlobiLearn mobile apps and a ton more :)

Italian Language Course Levels

Our Italian Language Course Program follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and ranges from Level A1 to C2. For more information on each course and level, read on. You dont know which level you are? Use our self-assessment online test or contact us. For higher Course levels or customized programs, please contact us.

Language Course Level Definitions

For more information about the different language course levels, please check out the official definitions below. The objectives are defined by the Council of Europe:

A1 - Breakthrough or Beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday Italian expressions and very basic Italian phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others in Italian and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly in Italian and is prepared to help.

A2 - Waystage or Elementary
  • Can understand Italian sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in Italian in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need in Italian.

B1 - Threshold or Intermediate
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard Italian 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 Italian is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected Italian 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 in Italian.

B2 - Vantage or upper intermediate
  • 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.

C1 - Effective operational proficiency or Advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously in Italian without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use Italian flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed Italian text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

C2 - Master or Proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent Italian presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

For more information on CEFR or Free Diving, please check out Wikipedia or Council of Europe.

Italian Language Learning Customization

We have developed a world-class Italian Language Course Program that we follow around the world. This program is our standard template, but our key approach is the customization of this program to the unique learning need of the students. As such we have developed a variety of Italian Language Courses for specific industries. We have for example Italian Language Courses for financial services, automotive, healthcare, logistics, oil & gas, hospitality. Those programs are more geared towards adult professional learners.
For private learners, we recommend a mix of our Standard Italian Program combined with GlobiLearn. If you wish to have a customized course even for your private learning, please let us know.

For more information on our customized courses, please check out Italian Language Courses

Italian Language Course Instructors

They are charming, they are smart... - Our Italian Language Course instructors are the top of the top. A-language (native) instructors help you to learn effectively while the overall approach ensures you can enjoy the journey. Vetted and monitored based on strict international guidelines and our Academic Board, our instructors need to satisfy different fixed criteria to teach different levels. While those criteria include items like formal qualification and certification in teaching Italian, they also include true experience as well as customer / peer-review feedback. Our instructors are available for traditional classroom training as well as for virtual face-to-face trainings.
To learn more about our instructors, check out our blogs or youtube channels.

Italian Language Course Material

Globibo means modern and creative Learning Aids. Learning Italian is so much easier and fun with the right materials that support your journey. All our material is integrated and can be used isolated or an integrated blended learning approach. First of all our GlobiBook is our lovingly in-house created course book. It took some years to get it where we wanted it to be, but now its there - and it improves every day. The GlobiBook is supported with many other elements like GlobiCards, GlobiMaps, GlobiQuiz and apps like GlobiLearn or GlobiPedia. The GlobiCards show in the mobile app, the colors of grammar are the same everywhere - consistently easier and better for your learning.

Globibo Language Learning Approach

Globibo has conceptualized GLAM (Globibo Language Acquisition Model), an advanced method of language acquisition and we certainly use this method also for our Italian Courses. This method blends the latest knowledge in learning & teaching methods based on neuroscience and psychology with the experience of thousands of courses, instructors and students around the world. For details on the GLAM approach, please contact us.
While all our Language Courses are aligned to CEFR, we also consider the structures by language- or country-specific standards (e.g. DELF, HSK, JPTL, etc). A standard Globibo Italian Language Course consists of 12 lessons of 2 hours which might not be sufficient for passing the CEFR definition. Our program highly encourages and supports own self-paced learning with methods and tools provided from us. For specific certification requirements, please contact your friendly instructor or our team. We do offer private and group Italian Language Courses, based on your personal preference and style of learning. Certainly all our Italian Language Courses are based on glorious Globibo's world-class Language Course Material.

Course Dates

Public Italian Language Courses start every beginning of the month (subject to the number of students who register). Check out our registration page or contact us to see the next upcoming course.

Italian A1 Language Courses
Italian A2 Language Courses
Italian B1 Language Courses

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