Halisaclub's language courses to really learn Italian and to know Italy culture!
To dip into Italian language and to meet any your request, halisaClub offers many types of Italian courses, divided into:
Italian language courses standard, intensive, individual, conversation, and special preparation classes for the Cils and Celi exams
cultural personalized programs of Italian art, history, popular traditions, literature, Sicilian authors in literature, Italian language in the Opera, cuisine
stages, called the Sicilian encounters, to know unusual and distinctive aspects of Sicilian
Italian classes + water sports
After an entry test we will evaluate your entry level as established by "Common European Framework of Reference" by Strasburgo:
basic level (A1,A2)
If instead you are an absolute beginner you will follow a specialized program!
The maximum number of students in group courses is 6!
At the end of the course, halisaClub will issue you a certificate of attendance indicating the level you achieved!
Italian language courses
The course consists of modules of 20 lessons (45 minutes each) distributed over the span of one week. We suggest following at least a two-week-course (2 modules).
The intensive course consists of modules of 25 lessons (45 minutes each) distributed over the span of one week. We suggest following at least a two-week-course (2 modules).
The individual course consists of specially planned didactic itinerary related to the student's specific interests. Various didactic methods and multi-media instruments as well as films, excursions, etc. are chosen to enrich the student's comprehension of Italian language and culture.
Weekly courses of 4 lessons (each lesson is 45 minutes long). The didactic method is based on all the aspects that favor comprehension of the "spoken" language and oral production.
Preparatory courses for the "Cils" examination of the University of Siena (Certificazione di Italiano come lingua straniera), for the "Celi" examination of the University of Perugia (Certificato di conoscenza della lingua Italiana) and for the "IT" examination of the University of Roma 3 (Certificato di Italiano come L2) using didactic materials prepared specifically for this purpose and simulating the tests based on exams given in past years.
Art, Popular Traditions, Cuisine, Literature… courses given, in the Italian language, by teachers a specific knowledge of each subject.
These courses consist of 2 lessons per day of 1 hour each, every day from Monday through Friday.
The required level of Italian is B (intermediate).
Other than the mentioned programs, if you want to delve into a specific historical period or a specific subject, please contact us, and we will organize your personalized cultural vacation and the course according to your specific interests!
You will get to know evocative popular traditions, religious feasts, legends, the magic rites and the ancient beliefs which, for ages, have characterized the Sicilian culture and that, even today, maintain their charm. A unique journey that alternates theoretical lessons with visits to sites that highlight Sicilian popular culture.
In the individual courses it is possible to widen one's knowledge of favourite subjects.
This course will allow you to know the structure of the Sicilian language and its main grammatical rules but, above all, will give you the opportunity to read small texts, produce sentences and learn the countless idiomatic expressions that represent the true essence of the Sicilian language.
We will analyze the most significant stages of our rich literary heritage through the study of the most beautiful Italian prose and poetry from various eras. We will also examine contemporary authors such as Luciano De Crescenzo e Andrea Camilleri. In the individual courses it is possible to widen one's knowledge of favorite authors or literary period.
A literary voyage through the most evocative pages of the most noteworthy Sicilian authors. Short stories and poetry narrated by writers bound to their land but universally recognized and praised that offer an important contribution to Italian Literature. The lessons anticipate the study of authors such as Tomasi di Lampedusa, Luigi Pirandello, Leonardo Sciascia, Andrea Camilleri.
We will analyze together the different genres of films set in Sicily: historical films, films taken from famous literary works, mafia films, costume comedies and we will watch the most exciting and representative scenes...
The course "Italian language in the Opera" is for all the students who wish to start or improve their language skills in the Italian language starting from our most beautiful arias of the Italian Opera.Three levels, with a musical expert...
Inside a "real" kitchen you will get to know the aromas and favors of typical Sicilian dishes.A voyage between "primi", "secondi" and "dolci" that best characterize the Sicilian culture as expressed through its cuisine. A brief theoretical introduction will guide you to the practical realization of the various dishes and. BUON APPETITO!
Halisaclub's "Sicilian Encounters" are designed to widen one's knowledge of unusual and distinctive aspects of Sicilian History, Art and Traditions!
Each of these "mini-stages" last 2 hours and offer you the possibility to leaf through some interesting pages of our culture!
The required level is intermediate; however, upon request, "Sicilian Encounters" can be made available in the English language. Each of the "Sicilian Encounters" costs 50 €
Here is the list of halisaClub's Sicilian Encounters:
you can choose that or those which interest you the most!
1- The "Arabic World" in Sicilian Language and Culture
2- Religion and Magic in Sicily
3- The Fragrance of Sicilian wines
4- Frederic II of Sweden "Stupor Mundi"
5- Traditional Dishes of Sicilian Feasts
6- The Mafia: Why?
Italiana Classes + water sports
10 hours of Italian language combined with 6 or more hours of water sports (scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing, sailing)
Maximum number of students: 6
Minimum language proficiency required: Beginner