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4 New Italian Classes in the College of Commerce

4 New Italian Classes are starting soon in the College of Commerce!

Italian Beginners, Italian Continuation, Italian Intermediate and Italian Intermediate Plus are starting at the beginning of October. Italian Intermediate Plus is a new format and a great opportunity for all students who want to refine and improve their Italian with the use of the Subjunctive. We will learn it step by step (a small step at the time) and we will have plenty of fun activities to consolidate and enjoy its use… tutto in italiano!

  • Italian Beginners

The beginners course is an interactive and engaging introduction to this beautiful language. Students are given a good grounding in the language through basic Italian grammar (e.g. definite and indefinite articles, prepositions, numbers, present tense, time), but more importantly they learn Italian through a communicative approach. In fact, students begin using the language right from the start using real life situations like greetings, talking about themselves and making a reservation at the restaurant.

Night: Wednesday

Time: 6.00-8.00pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Course Fee: €120 or €110 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application

 

  • Italian Continuation

Topics explored during the previous course are extended and students are continuously encouraged to speak in Italian. New vocabulary and grammar are immediately implemented in new situations such as bargaining at the market, talking about family, weather, holidays and so on. Writing skills are also developed to consolidate students newly learned sentence structures.

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Adjectives (primo e secondo tipo), possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, (il mio cane, la mia macchina, quel bambino, quella bambina, il bel vestito, etc.)

– La famiglia nouns and rules

– Interrogative words

– Verb piacere and few other irregular verbs

– Prepositional articles (dello, nella, sul, etc.). We will implement them in new conversational tasks such as role playing in real life situations and listening activities.

Suggested level

This course is advisable for those who already attended Italian Beginners and for those who are comfortable with the present tense (mangio, bevo, vado, regular verbs and some irregular ones), articles (il, lo, la, gli, etc.), prepositions (a Roma, in Italia, in bus, etc.), the time (che ore sono? Sono le 5), numbers and basic conversation (place an order at the restaurant, talk about themselves).

Night Tuesday

Time 6.00-8.00pm

Duration 8 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

 

  • Italian Intermediate

“Parliamo Italiano” is the motto of this course, as we will alternate a grammar class (held in English) and a fluency class held completely in Italian with different topics and some listening (we will sometimes use a language room with headsets). Students will develop their language skills through discussion, exercises and role playing while new Italian idioms and expressions will help students to sound more Italian in conversation. Students will be using Italian scripts to ask when they don’t understand (cosa significa ________? Come si dice ________? Non ho capito, puoi ripetere per favore? Come si scrive ________?), therefore the flow won’t be interrupted… we want to think in Italian to be fluent!

Grammar wise we aim to tackle the following topics:

– Il Partitivo (del/un po’/qualche)

– L’Imperfetto (io mangiavo, io andavo a scuola)

– Il Futuro (mangerò al ristorante domani, andrò a scuola l’anno prossimo)

– Il Condizionale presente (vorrei un panino, mangerei un gelato)

– Il Si Impersonale (si mangia bene in Italia, si vive bene in Irlanda)

– Molto: aggettivo ed avverbio (ho molti amici, Maria mangia molto)

Suggested level

Students should be comfortable with the present tense and the past tense (passato prossimo). They should have a good understanding of grammatical topics, such as masculine and feminine, articles (il, lo, la, I, gli, ecc.), prepositions and prepositional articles (di, a, da, della, dalla, agli and so on) and adjectives (la macchina è grande, il gatto è nero).

Night Tuesday

Time 8.00-9.30pm

Duration 10 weeks

Commencement Date Tuesday 1st of October 2019

Course Fee € 110 (€100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application)

  • Italiano livello Avanzato

A new welcoming format for all students from the Intermediate who would like to progress with Italian grammar and learn the subjunctive from scratch and with plenty of time for practice, to express ourselves in different, more refined and articulated ways. Lessons are in Italian and we will largely use ‘Cosa significa ________?’ and ‘Come si dice _________?’ when we need clarifications. It is a great opportunity to learn the subjunctive through baby steps with plenty of activities to enjoy it! Read the rest to see what you think… in italiano!

 

Il motto di questo corso è ‘In Italiano, per favore’. Infatti, questo corso è tutto in italiano. Le lezioni di grammatica si alterneranno a Lezioni di Conversazione concentrate sia sulla fluenza sia sulla precisione grammaticale.

Durante questo semestre, dal punto di vista grammaticale lavoreremo sui seguenti argomenti:

-Congiuntivo presente e quando si usa.

-Congiuntivo passato e quando si usa.

-Uno o più argomenti grammaticali da ripassare a scelta degli studenti.

-Alcune espressioni idiomatiche formate da verbi e preposizioni (andarsene, fregarsene, arrangiarsi, cavarsela, per esempio). 

Come potete vedere il programma di grammatica non è troppo fitto dense). Questo è per lasciare un po’ di tempo alla consolidazione di ciò che apprenderemo attraverso esercizi pratici per rendere più fluente l’uso delle nuove costruzioni grammaticali.

Durante le nostre lezioni di conversazione parleremo della musica italiana come del Festival di Sanremo, superstizioni italiane ed ovviamente delle tradizioni e festività tipiche italiane (e non), come il Natale, la Befana e ‘chi più ne ha, più ne metta’. Allora, siete prontissimi?

Night: Wednesday

Time: 8.00-9.30pm

Duration: 10 weeks

Commencement Date: Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Course Fee: € 110 or €100 for those who enrol online at https://vecweb.vecnet.ie/web_aeccorketb/webbook/webbookcourse.html?loccode=19A

* Social Welfare 30% reduction in tuition cost * Old Age Pension 50% reduction in tuition cost * Proof of SW and OAP to be included with application

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New Italian Beginners Course

Italian Beginners CorkFancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential and remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience… but hurry as it gets booked up very quickly and it’s already filling up. To book your place email carolina@italiancork.com

Course details

Starting date: Monday 22nd of July

Last lesson: 14th of October

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Number of lessons: 12

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock (parking available), 202, 215, 219 bus route

Price: €120

There won’t be a lesson on Monday the 5th of August as it is Bank Holiday Weekend.

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they won’t fall behind.

 

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Junior Cert and Leaving Cert, come prendere più punti? Con la Nostra Lingua!

Italian leaving cert

Certo che bisogna fare una bella figura, con i congiuntivi ed i condizionali al posto giusto, una buona conoscenza della grammatica italiana e delle espressioni idiomatiche più conosciute… Questa è una ragione in più, ed un’ottima ragione perché i nostri figli imparino l’italiano da piccoli attraverso giochi, canzoni e presentazioni divertenti con altri bambini che parlano italiano. Festeggiare il Carnevale, il Natale, la Pasqua e scoprire insieme tradizioni tipiche italiane come la Befana… tutto contribuirà a dare il grande regalo della nostra lingua ai nostri figli che, non solo potranno parlare con i loro nonni italiani, ma avranno punti in più per il Junior e, ancora più importante, per il Leaving Cert senza alcuna fatica.

Qui a Piccolitalia cominciamo a capire la differenza tra maschile e femminile con l’aiuto dei nostri amici articoli determinativi già a 4 anni! E poi facciamo ginnastica con i nomi irregolari (le mani, la mano, le ginocchia, il ginocchio, le braccia, il braccio, per esempio) e contemporaneamente impariamo i verbi… quando si è piccoli è tutto più facile!

Ecco il programma per il nostro Gruppo Scuola

GRUPPO SCUOLA

Preparatevi a partire con le nostre lezioni del Gruppo Scuola! La nostra grammatica diventa sempre impegnativa, ma divertente e dinamica! Incontreremo gli articoli indeterminativi (un, uno, una, un’), gli aggettivi di secondo tipo (interessante/i) e finalmente i verbi delle 3 coniugazioni al presente!

Impariamo continuamente, non solo attraverso giochi, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa!

Imparare adesso, attraverso il gioco, le canzoni ed i video con compagni che parlano italiano è facile, divertente ed assicura l’apprendimento della lingua italiana per la vita (grammatica, conoscenza di modi di dire e tradizioni incluse), utile non solo per andare in Italia e parlare con nonni e parenti, ma anche per avere un punteggio più alto per la Junior Cert e per la Leaving Cert… E se avete bisogno di informazioni riguardo a questo tema, sarò contenta di aiutarvi (preparo ragazzi e ragazze italiani e non, da anni).

Le lezioni del Gruppo Scuola si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi, festeggiare il Carnevale e vedere come si festeggia nelle diverse regioni italiane… tutto in italiano, ovviamente!

Per saperne di più, andate al sito www.italiancork.com/155-2/

Per maggiori informazioni mandate una e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

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New Beginners Course Starting January 14th – Few Places Left!

Italian Beginners Cork

Fancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential, but remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience… but this course gets booked up very quickly and there are only few places left! To secure your place you can enrol online https://www.italiancork.com/course-payments-page/

Course details

Starting date: Monday 14th of January

Last lesson: 8th of April

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Number of lessons: 12

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock (parking available), 202, 215, 219 bus route

Price: €120

There won’t be a lesson on Monday the 18th of February as it is Mid Term Break.

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they won’t fall behind.

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Give the gift of Italian this Christmas

Have you been thinking about a great present for Christmas?

Would you like to gift your loved ones with an Italian language experience to get them fully ready to enjoy Italy, surrounded by culture, art and history? Because Italian is…

If so, it’s not too late, but hurry! Our course will start on the 14th of January and, as it is very interactive, practical and conversational based, we won’t be able to host more than 10 students.

To secure your place you can enrol online https://www.italiancork.com/course-payments-page/

Italian Beginners Cork

Fancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential, but remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience. Therefore, I would recommend that you book as soon as possible by email (carolina@italiancork.com) or by text (087 9588375)

Course details

Starting date: Monday 14th of January

Last lesson: 8th of April

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Number of lessons: 12

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock (parking available), 202, 215, 219 bus route

Price: €120

There won’t be a lesson on Monday the 18th of February as it is Mid Term Break.

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they won’t fall behind.

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Pronti a partire con Piccolitalia!

GRUPPO SCUOLA (English below)

Stiamo per ripartire con le nostre lezioni del Gruppo Scuola. Dopo le nostre lunghe vacanze estive faremo un bel ripasso della grammatica che abbiamo studiato l’anno scorso: i nomi, il maschile ed il femminile, il singolare ed il plurale, i nomi in e (la neve, il sole, etc.) gli articoli determinativi (il, lo, la, etc.), il verbo essere ed il verbo avere ed introdurremo gli articoli indeterminativi (un, uno, una, etc.). Ci saranno anche delle novità: inseriremo anche un po’ di geografia sulle regioni italiane, che ci permetterà di scoprire posti italiani bellissimi, lavorare sulla nostra comprensione orale e scritta e di arricchire il nostro vocabolario. Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Impariamo continuamente, non solo attraverso giochi, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni del Gruppo Scuola si terranno ogni due sabati e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Natale, tutto in italiano (ovviamente)!

Dettagli per il Gruppo Scuola

Numero di lezioni: 7

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 22 settembre

2) sabato 6 ottobre

3) sabato 20 ottobre

4) sabato 3 novembre

5) sabato 17 novembre

6) sabato 1′ dicembre

7) sabato 15 dicembre

Orario: 12.00-13.30 am

Prezzo: € 80 per 7 lezioni

Discount: €75 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per maggiori informazioni su metodologie ed obiettivi andate al link https://www.italiancork.com/metodologie-obiettivi/

Italian for children Cork

Per maggiori informazioni mandate una e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

GRUPPO SCUOLA (School Group)

We are about to start with our Gruppo Scuola lessons. After our long summer holidays we will extensively revise what we learned last year: Italian nouns, masculine, feminine, singular and plural, definite articles (the), nouns finishing in e, the Essere verb (to be) and Avere (to have). We will introduce the indefinite articles (a/an). We also have some news: we will introduce geography about Italian regions. This will allow us to discover beautiful Italian places, work on our comprehension and enrich our  vocabulary. We won’t get bored at all! We’re learning while having fun using a holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn, not only through games, but also through video and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gruppo Scuola will be held every two weeks and will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Natale (Christmas)… all in Italian!

Details of the Gruppo ScuolaItalian for children in Cork

Number of lessons: 7

Dates:

1) Saturday 22nd of September

2) Saturday 6th of October

3) Saturday 20th of October

4) Saturday 3rd of November

5) Saturday 17th of November

6) Saturday 1st of December

7) Saturday 15th of December

Time: 12.00-13.30

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

Time: 12.00-13.30

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

Maximum number of children per class: 10

For more info you can send us an email at carolina@italiancork.com or ring on 087 9588375.

Gioca e Impara (English below)

Stiamo per cominciare il nostro Gioca e Impara! Per tutti i bambini che vogliono imparare l’italiano o per quelli che già lo parlano un po’ e vogliono impararlo meglio in modo attivo, divertente e soprattutto in compagnia di altri bambini. Faremo un piccolo ripasso sui colori, sui numeri e sul tempo, lavoreremo sui suoni italiani più facili e ci divertiremo parlando delle parti del corpo, della casa e degli animali. Quest’anno, inoltre, cominceremo a leggere ed a lavorare sul nostro nuovo libro ‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis-Elisa Giuliani Pancheri). Insomma, non ci annoieremo di sicuro! Impariamo divertendoci ed impariamo in modo efficace con un approccio olistico che include l’aspetto cinestetico e visuale molto importanti nei bambini. Lavoriamo continuamente sul nostro vocabolario, non solo attraverso giochi e storytelling, ma anche attraverso video divertenti e canzoni che i bambini potranno rivedere e cantare a casa! Le lezioni di Gioca e Impara si terranno ogni due sabati (eccetto per Pasqua dove avremo 2 settimane di vacanza)  e saranno di un’ora e mezza… ci sarà tempo per imparare, divertirsi e festeggiare il Natale e la Befana… tutto in italiano, ovviamente!

Dettagli per Gioca & ImparaDSC_0490

Numero di lezioni: 7

Date delle lezioni:

1) sabato 22 settembre

2) sabato 6 ottobre

3) sabato 20 ottobre

4) sabato 3 novembre

5) sabato 17 novembre

6) sabato 1′ dicembre

7) sabato 15 dicembre

Orario: 13.30-15.00 am

Prezzo: € 80 per 8 lezioni

Discount: € 75 per ogni fratello o sorella (di bambini già iscritti)

Numero massimo per bambini per lezione: 10

Per maggiori informazioni mandate una e-mail a carolina@italiancork.com o telefonate a 087 9588375.

Gioca e Impara (Play & Learn)

We are about to start our Gioca e Impara class! For all children who want to learn Italian or for those who already speak a little Italian and would like to improve it in an active and fun way with other children. We will revise our colours, numbers and weather. We will learn about Italian sounds and we will have fun while learning about the house, the animals and the parts of our bodies. We will also start reading and working on our new book ‘Raccontami 1’ corso di lingua italiana per bambini (Luca Cortis- Elisa Pancheri). We won’t get bored at all! We’re learning while having fun through the holistic approach which includes kinaesthetic and visual elements so important for children. We constantly learn new vocabulary, not only through games and storytelling, but also through videos and songs that students will be able to watch and sing at home. The Gioca e Impara group will be held every two weeks and it will be 1.5 hours long… plenty of time to learn, have fun and celebrate Natale (Christmas) and Befana… all in Italian!

Details of the Gioca & ImparaDSC_0419

Number of lessons: 7

Dates:

1) Saturday 22nd of September

2) Saturday 6th of October

3) Saturday 20th of October

4) Saturday 3rd of November

5) Saturday 17th of November

6) Saturday 1st of December

7) Saturday 15th of December

Time: 13.30-15.00

Price: € 80 for 7 lessons

Discount: € 75 for brothers and sisters (of attending children)

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Brand New Italian Beginners Course

Italian for Beginners Cork

Fancy learning Italian? Whether you are going to Italy for your holidays or you have decided to learn this beautiful, musical and colourful language, let’s start with our Beginners course. Practical conversation is included from our first class and, during our lessons, we will learn how to introduce ourselves, place an order at the restaurant, ask for information and more. Grammar is immediately implemented in practical and useful conversational tasks, but it will also give you good foundations if you decide to progress with your Italian and join the next course. Booking your place is essential, but remember that this course is for a small group in order to allow students to fully participate and get the best learning experience. Therefore, I would recommend that you book as soon as possible by email (carolina@italiancork.com) or by text (087 9588375) ONLY 2 PLACES LEFT!!

Course details

Starting date: Monday 10th of September

Last lesson: 3rd December

Time: 6.30-8.00 pm

Number of lessons: 12

Max number of students: 10

Location: Blackrock (parking available), 202, 215, 219 bus route

Price: €120

There won’t be a lesson on Monday the 29th of October as it is Bank Holiday week end.

NB: Students who miss class will receive an email with the course material, summary of what was covered and audio files/video (if used during lesson) so that they won’t fall behind.

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Fluency Classes? Caffè italiano!

Italian Beginners CorkDuring our Fluency classes we talk a lot, ONLY in Italian, of course. We talk about Italian regions, Italian food, Italian dialects, Italian traditions, Italian holidays, Italian good and bad habits, Italian gestures and many more topics. Right now we are talking about ‘Caffè italiano’ and, believe it or not, there is so much to say.

 

First of all, I have a question for you. Please, take a look at these 2 pictures and tell me which one is the caffè.

Italian Beginners Cork

Italian Beginners Cork

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solution: the caffè is the one in the tazzina (small cup).

The other one is a café (French word for bar).

In fact, in Italy we go to a bar to have our colazione (breakfast) or pranzo (lunch). Many bars in Italy close at 7pm, so they are not to be confused with pubs. We do have some bars or ‘birrerie’ that are open, but many bars are opened only during the day.

Now that we know what Italians mean by ‘caffè’… let’s see how many kinds of caffè they have. I’m telling you, they are so many that it will take us hours to talk about them… for now, let’s take a look at some pictures: do you know all the names of these caffè? Next week, after our lesson, you’ll know all about them!

Italian Conversation Cork


Italian Beginners Cork

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