Italian lessons

Italian

Avanti, entrate!’ That’s how the Italian teachers welcome you at Taalhuis. In class we speak  as much Italian as possible and we mostly focus on developing speaking skills, of course paying attention to the grammar and vocabulary.  There is also lots of room for culture, songs and news, to make sure you’re ready to face the next trip to ‘the Boot’. 

After a summer filled with summer immersion courses and a trip to Sardinia, new courses will start in September 2019! See the schedule below.

The courses are in the CENTRE (Muiderstraat 24, Sint Nicolaasstraat 59 or Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 101 –  you will receive a confirmation of the exact location approximately 1 week before the course starts) or in ZUID (Tweede Schinkelstraat 26).

Do you want to enroll in one of the on-going courses? That’s possible! Please contact us for the options

 

 

 

 

Level: A1.1

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and ask questions. You’ll also practice ordering at a restaurant, booking a room and asking for information.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)

FULL

Schedule

  • Monday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (Chapter 1 t/m 5) – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1.1 Late Afternoon Zuid (start 09/09) FULL

Level: A1.1

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and ask questions. You’ll also practice ordering at a restaurant, booking a room and asking for information.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)

FULL

Schedule

  • Monday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (Chapter 1 t/m 5) – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1.1 Evening Centre (start 09/09) FULL

Level: A1.1

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and ask questions. You’ll also practice ordering at a restaurant, booking a room and asking for information.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (Chapter 1 t/m 5) – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1.1 Late Afternoon Centre (start 12/09)

Level: A1.1

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and ask questions. You’ll also practice ordering at a restaurant, booking a room and asking for information.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)

FULL

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday: 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 (Chapter 1 t/m 5) – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1.1 Evening Centre (start 12/09) FULL

Level: A1.2

Have you already done a short Italian course and are familiar with the basics of Italian? Then it’s time to put your skills to practice! You’ll learn how to request information in a store or at the market, how to describe places and cities and how to ask for help and advice. You’ll conduct conversations about events from the past and present. And of course you’ll talk about food and Italian eating habits!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Reflexive verbs
• Present tense of irregular verbs
• Present perfect
• Possesive adjectives and pronouns
• Personal pronouns (direct object)
• Prepositions

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 – €31,50.

From chapter 6.

Register for Italian, A1.2 Evening Centre (start 09/09)

Level: A1.2

Have you already done a short Italian course and are familiar with the basics of Italian? Then it’s time to put your skills to practice! You’ll learn how to request information in a store or at the market, how to describe places and cities and how to ask for help and advice. You’ll conduct conversations about events from the past and present. And of course you’ll talk about food and Italian eating habits!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Reflexive verbs
• Present tense of irregular verbs
• Present perfect
• Possesive adjectives and pronouns
• Personal pronouns (direct object)
• Prepositions

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 10:00-11:30
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 – €31,50.

From chapter 6.

Register for Italian, A1.2 Morning Zuid (start 11/09)

Level: A1.2

Have you already done a short Italian course and are familiar with the basics of Italian? Then it’s time to put your skills to practice! You’ll learn how to request information in a store or at the market, how to describe places and cities and how to ask for help and advice. You’ll conduct conversations about events from the past and present. And of course you’ll talk about food and Italian eating habits!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Reflexive verbs
• Present tense of irregular verbs
• Present perfect
• Possesive adjectives and pronouns
• Personal pronouns (direct object)
• Prepositions

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday: 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 – €31,50.

From chapter 6.

Register for Italian, A1.2 Evening Zuid (start 12/09)

Level: A1 complete level

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and your family and ask questions. At the end of the course you’ll be ready for a holiday in Italy: making reservations, ordering food and drinks and shopping in Italian will be no problem for you!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular and irregular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)
• Reflexive verbs
• Past tense (‘passato prossimo’)
• Possessives
• Personal pronouns (direct object)
• Prepositions

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 17:30-19:30
  • Start: 17/09 - Last lesson: 26/05
  • Holiday: 22/10, 24/12, 31/12, 18/02, 05/05

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1 Long Evening Zuid (start 17/09)

Level: A1 complete level

Are you familiar with the words ‘pizza’, ‘opera’ and ‘cello’? Then you already speak a little Italian! In this beginner’s course you will expand your vocabulary and learn to make simple sentences. You’ll learn to introduce yourself, tell something about yourself and your family and ask questions. At the end of the course you’ll be ready for a holiday in Italy: making reservations, ordering food and drinks and shopping in Italian will be no problem for you!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Nouns and adjectives
• Definite and indefinite articles
• Present tense of regular and irregular verbs
• Questions and answers (formal and informal)
• Reflexive verbs
• Past tense (‘passato prossimo’)
• Possessives
• Personal pronouns (direct object)
• Prepositions

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Friday 10:00-12:00
  • Start: 20/09 - Last lesson: 29/05
  • Holiday: 25/10, 27/12, 03/01, 21/02, 10/04

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 1 – €31,50.

Register for Italian, A1 Long Morning Zuid (start 20/09)

Level: A1.1 + A1.2 (Deepening)

Have you already got a basic knowledge of Italian but would you like to work on your communication skills before you go on vacation or start an A2 level course? In this in-depth course you’ll practice your theoretical knowledge. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will repeat grammar from the A1 course where necessary. After this course you can confidently travel to Italy!
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level A1 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

14 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Friday 10:00-12:00
  • Start: 13/09 - Last lesson: 20/12
  • Holiday: 25/10

Teaching materials

Book: Al Dente 1.

Register for Italian, A1 Deepening Morning Centre (start 13/09)

Level: A2.1

Do you already speak some Italian? Can you tell something about yourself and ask for information about common topics? In this course you’ll expand your skills by practicing day to day activities. You will also learn how to talk about your past experiences.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Present tense of verbs
• Past tense (form and use)
• Personal pronouns (indirect object)
• Relative pronouns
• Comparative adjectives
• Conditional

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, A2.1 Late Afternoon Zuid (start 09/09)

Level: A2.1

Do you already speak some Italian? Can you tell something about yourself and ask for information about common topics? In this course you’ll expand your skills by practicing day to day activities. You will also learn how to talk about your past experiences.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Present tense of verbs
• Past tense (form and use)
• Personal pronouns (indirect object)
• Relative pronouns
• Comparative adjectives
• Conditional

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, A2.1 Evening Centre (start 11/09)

Level A2.1

Do you already speak some Italian? Can you tell something about yourself and ask for information about common topics? In this course you’ll expand your skills by practicing day to day activities. You will also learn how to talk about your past experiences.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Present tense of verbs
• Past tense (form and use)
• Personal pronouns (indirect object)
• Relative pronouns
• Comparative adjectives
• Conditional

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday: 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, A2.1 Evening Centre (start 12/09)

Level: A2.2

Can you already express yourself in Italian when it comes to actions, experiences or memories from the past? In this course you’ll expand your speaking skills by talking about your needs and desires, food preferences and habits. You’ll also work on practical skills that you might need during a trip or a visit to the doctor.

• The use of modal verbs in the past tense
• Distinction between ‘passato prossimo’ and ‘imperfetto’
• Imperative (formal/informal)
• Position of pronouns with imperative
• Irregular substantives

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Chapter 5-7.

Register for Italian, A2.2 Evening Zuid (start 09/09)

Level: A2 complete level

Do you already speak some Italian? Are you familiar with the present tense of the verbs and the use of articles, adjectives and nouns? Then you can expand your knowledge in this A2 course! In this course you will learn to have conversations in different situations and talk about work, health and leisure time. You’ll also talk about memories from the past, hopes and desires. At the end of the course you’ll be able to give your opinion, make appointments and describe different situations.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Present tense of verbs
• Past tense of verbs (form and use)
• Future tense of verbs
• Personal pronouns (indirect object)
• Relative pronouns
• Comparative adjectives
• Conditional
• Imperative (formal/informal)
• Subjunctive present tense
• Verb ‘stare’ + infinitive
• The use of modal verbs in the past tense

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-21:00
  • Start: 18/09 - Last lesson: 20/05
  • Holiday: 23/10, 25/12, 01/01, 19/02

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, A2 Long Evening Zuid (start 18/09)

Level: A2 complete level

Do you already speak some Italian? Are you familiar with the present tense of the verbs and the use of articles, adjectives and nouns? Then you can expand your knowledge in this A2 course! In this course you will learn to have conversations in different situations and talk about work, health and leisure time. You’ll also talk about memories from the past, hopes and desires. At the end of the course you’ll be able to give your opinion, make appointments and describe different situations.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Present tense of verbs
• Past tense of verbs (form and use)
• Future tense of verbs
• Personal pronouns (indirect object)
• Relative pronouns
• Comparative adjectives
• Conditional
• Imperative (formal/informal)
• Subjunctive present tense
• Verb ‘stare’ + infinitive
• The use of modal verbs in the past tense

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 18:00-20:00
  • Start: 19/09 - Last lesson: 21/05
  • Holiday: 24/10, 26/12, 02/01, 20/02

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 2 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, A2 Long Evening Zuid (start 19/09)

Level: A2.1 + A2.2 (Deepening)

Can you express yourself pretty well in Italian, but would like to work on your communication skills? In this in-depth course you’ll put your theoretical knowledge to the test. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will repeat grammar from the A2 course where necessary. At the end of this course you’ll be able to speak Italian with confidence!
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level A2 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

14 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:30-21:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Al dente 2

Register for Italian, A2 Deepening Zuid (start 09/09)

Level: A2.1 + A2.2 (Deepening)

Can you express yourself pretty well in Italian, but would like to work on your communication skills? In this in-depth course you’ll put your theoretical knowledge to the test. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will repeat grammar from the A2 course where necessary. At the end of this course you’ll be able to speak Italian with confidence!
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level A2 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

14 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:00-22:00
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday: 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Al Dente 2.

Register for Italian, A2 Deepening Evening Zuid (start 12/09)

Level: B1.1

Would you like to learn to express yourself more spontaneously in Italian? In this short course you practice expressing your opinion, reaching agreement and discussing disagreement, expressing doubts and formulating hypotheses. You learn to complain, telephone and ask for help. Moreover, in this course you will learn an essential part of the Italian language and culture: speaking with your hands!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Trapassato prossimo dei verbi
• Pronomi combinati, Ci e Ne
• Condizional passato
• Alcuni verbi pronominali
• Congiuntivo passato e imperfetto
• Il Discorso Indiretto

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 3 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, B1.1 Evening Zuid (start 09/09)

Level: B1.1

Would you like to learn to express yourself more spontaneously in Italian? In this short course you practice expressing your opinion, reaching agreement and discussing disagreement, expressing doubts and formulating hypotheses. You learn to complain, telephone and ask for help. Moreover, in this course you will learn an essential part of the Italian language and culture: speaking with your hands!

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Trapassato prossimo dei verbi
• Pronomi combinati, Ci e Ne
• Condizional passato
• Alcuni verbi pronominali
• Congiuntivo passato e imperfetto
• Il Discorso Indiretto

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 3 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, B1.1 Late Afternoon Centre (start 11/09)

Level: B1 complete level

Would you like to learn to express yourself spontaneously in Italian outside of practical situations? In this course you’ll learn to talk about yourself and to express your personal views. You’ll learn to speak about the past with confidence, have discussions and join debates. Submitting a complaint, formulating hypotheses and discussing advantages and disadvantages are topics which will be discussed. Of course you’ll also speak about Italian society and culture!

The grammar topics discussed in this course are very diverse, but you’ll mainly focus on:
• Verbi al Trapassato Prossimo Indicativo
• Differenze d'uso tra i diversi tempi passati del verbo
• Verbi al Condizionale passato
• Pronomi combinati, Ne e Ci
• Congiuntivo passato e imperfetto dei verbi
• Il discorso indiretto
• La concordanza de modi e dei tempi
• La forma passiva
• Il passato remoto
• Modi impliciti del verbo
• Ipotesi del II e III tipo
• La forma impersonale e riflessiva

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 19:30-21:30
  • Start: 17/09 - Last lesson: 26/05
  • Holiday: 22/10, 24/12, 31/12, 18/02, 05/05

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 3 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, B1 Long Evening Zuid (start 17/09)

Level: B1 complete level (start 18/09)

Would you like to learn to express yourself spontaneously in Italian outside of practical situations? In this course you’ll learn to talk about yourself and to express your personal views. You’ll learn to speak about the past with confidence, have discussions and join debates. Submitting a complaint, formulating hypotheses and discussing advantages and disadvantages are topics which will be discussed. Of course you’ll also speak about Italian society and culture!

The grammar topics discussed in this course are very diverse, but you’ll mainly focus on:
• Verbi al Trapassato Prossimo Indicativo
• Differenze d'uso tra i diversi tempi passati del verbo
• Verbi al Condizionale passato
• Pronomi combinati, Ne e Ci
• Congiuntivo passato e imperfetto dei verbi
• Il discorso indiretto
• La concordanza de modi e dei tempi
• La forma passiva
• Il passato remoto
• Modi impliciti del verbo
• Ipotesi del II e III tipo
• La forma impersonale e riflessiva

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 11:00-13:00
  • Start: 18/09 - Last lesson: 20/05
  • Holiday: 23/10, 25/12, 01/01, 19/02

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 3 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, B1 Long Morning Zuid (start 18/09)

Level: B1.1 + B1.2 (Deepening)

Would you like to sharpen your knowledge from the B1 course and gain more confidence, so that you can spontaneously speak Italian in different situations? In this in-depth course you will discuss all topics that were discussed in the B1 course. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will practice all the skills you have learned so far and perfect them.
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level B1 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

14 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 17:30-19:30
  • Start: 10/09 - Last lesson: 17/12
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Book: Al Dente 3

Register for Italian, B1 Deepening Evening Zuid (start 10/09)

Level: B1.1 + B1.2 (Deepening)

Would you like to sharpen your knowledge from the B1 course and gain more confidence, so that you can spontaneously speak Italian in different situations? In this in-depth course you will discuss all topics that were discussed in the B1 course. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will practice all the skills you have learned so far and perfect them.
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level B1 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

14 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Friday 10:00-12:00
  • Start: 13/09 - Last lesson: 20/12
  • Holiday: 25/10

Teaching materials

Book: Al Dente 3.

Register for Italian, B1 Deepening Morning Zuid (start 13/09)

Level: B2.1

Would you like to immerse yourself in Italian social life? For example, do you plan to study or work in Italy? In this course you’ll learn to speak about more complex issues in the past and present. You’ll learn to defend your opinions and express intentions. You’ll talk about current or past events and your work.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Uso dei tempi passati dell'indicativo
• Verbi pronominali
• Pronomi relativi
• Futuro anteriore Indicativo
• Il congiuntivo con gli indefiniti
• La dislocazione a sinistra
• La forma passiva (ampliamento)
• Usi particolari di Congiuntivo e Condizionale
• La concordanza dei tempi

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Monday 20:30-22:00
  • Start: 09/09 - Last lesson: 16/12
  • Holiday: 21/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 4 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, B2.1 Evening Zuid (09/09)

Level: B2.2

Would you like to continue preparing for immersion in Italian social life? In this course you will learn about current themes, films, art and cultural events. You’ll learn to express criticism, but also express appreciation, give advice and share concerns and desires. You’ll practice giving detailed descriptions of objects, situations and people.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Ripasso delle struture precedentemente studiate
• Diversi tipi di periodo ipotetico
• Altri usi del Congiuntivo
• La posizione dell'aggettivo, dell'avverbio e dei pronomi nella frase
• Concordanza dei tempi e dei modi
• Pronomi relativi
• Costruzione Fare + infinito

14 lessons
of 1,5 hours
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 4 (€31,50)

Chapter 5-7.

Register for Italian, B2.2 Evening Centre (start 11/09)

Level: B2 complete level

Would you like to immerse yourself in Italian social life? In this course you’ll practice communicating as the Italians do. You’ll speak about current topics and use your general knowledge. You’ll learn to defend your opinion, express doubts, formulate hypotheses and express emotions. You’ll also practice situations where you disagree with someone. At the end of this course you’ll be able to actively join discussions on abstract topics. You’ll also speak about your work, culture and current events.

The following grammar topics are covered in this course:
• Usi particolari dei tempi passati dell'Indicativo
• Verbi pronominali
• Pronomi relativi
• Futuro anteriore indicativo
• Usi particolari del Congiuntivo
• La forma passiva
• La concordanza dei tempi e dei modi
• La posizione degli elementi nella frase
• Il discorso indiretto
• Il gerundio e l'infinito
• Diversi tipi di periodo ipotetico

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:00 -22:00
  • Start: 19/09 - Last lesson: 21/05
  • Holiday: 24/10, 26/12, 02/01, 20/02

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 4 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, B2 Long Evening Zuid (start 19/09)

Level: B2+

Would you like to sharpen your knowledge from the B2 course so that you can participate in Italian social life with confidence? In this in-depth course you will discuss all topics that have been discussed in the B2 course. You won’t learn new grammar topics, but will practice all the skills you have learned so far and perfect them.

See level B2 for a description of the grammar knowledge that is reinforced in this course.

24 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 595,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-21:00
  • Start: 18/09 - Last lesson: 23/03
  • Holiday: 23/10, 25/12, 1/01, 19/02

Teaching materials

To be decided

Register for Italian, B2 Deepening Zuid (start 18/09)

Level: C1.1

Have you mastered Italian grammar and already have a broad vocabulary? Would you like to perfect your language skills so you can work for an Italian company or study in Italian? In this course you’ll practice having discussions as the Italians do with idiomatic expressions and refined language. You’ll practice expressing complex thoughts and expressing anger, amazement and intentions. You’ll also read different kinds of texts (contemporary narrative, press articles and more) and become acquainted with regional variations of Italian and a number of ‘Latinisms’.

The main grammatical structures analyzed in this course are:
• Prefissi aggetivali e avverbiali
• Il futuro semplice e anteriore in frasi negative
• Il congiuntivo nelle dislocazioni
• Frasi scisse
• La concordanza dei tempi
• Il trapassato remoto
• Frasi implicite
• Usi del participio presente e passato

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 5 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, C1.1 Evening Zuid (start 11/09)

Level: C1.1

Have you mastered Italian grammar and already have a broad vocabulary? Would you like to perfect your language skills so you can work for an Italian company or study in Italian? In this course you’ll practice having discussions as the Italians do with idiomatic expressions and refined language. You’ll practice expressing complex thoughts and expressing anger, amazement and intentions. You’ll also read different kinds of texts (contemporary narrative, press articles and more) and become acquainted with regional variations of Italian and a number of ‘Latinisms’.

The main grammatical structures analyzed in this course are:
• Prefissi aggetivali e avverbiali
• Il futuro semplice e anteriore in frasi negative
• Il congiuntivo nelle dislocazioni
• Frasi scisse
• La concordanza dei tempi
• Il trapassato remoto
• Frasi implicite
• Usi del participio presente e passato

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 10:00-11:30
  • Start: 12/09 - Last lesson: 19/12
  • Holiday: 24/10

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 5 (€31,50)

Chapter 1-4.

Register for Italian, C1.1 Morning Zuid (start 12/09)

Level: C1 complete level

Have you mastered Italian grammar and already have a broad vocabulary? Would you like to perfect your language skills so that you can work for an Italian company? In this course you will talk about complex grammatical structures and analyze Italian newspaper articles and literature. You’ll increase your vocabulary and learn to use idiomatic forms, recognize regional variations of Italian and use a more refined language register. You’ll learn about social and cultural issues and practice with debates and discussions.

The main grammatical structures analyzed in this course are:
• Il congiuntivo nelle dislocazioni
• Le frasi implicite
• I prefissi aggetivali e avverbiali
• Il futuro semplice and anteriore in frasi negative
• Le frasi scisse
• La concordanza dei tempi (all'indicativo e al congiuntvo)
• I modi impliciti (presenti e passati)
• Il trapassato remoto
• Il CHE polivalente
• I pronomi relativi doppi
• Varianti linguistiche and stilistiche del periodo ipotetico
• La dislocazione a destra
• Verbi pronominali
• Uso dei segnali discorsivi

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Monday 16:00-18:00
  • Start: 16/09 - Last lesson: 01/06
  • Holiday: 21/10, 23/12, 30/12, 17/02, 13/04, 27/04

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 5 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, C1 Long Afternoon Zuid (start 16/09)

Level: C1 complete level

Have you mastered Italian grammar and already have a broad vocabulary? Would you like to perfect your language skills so that you can work for an Italian company? In this course you will talk about complex grammatical structures and analyze Italian newspaper articles and literature. You’ll increase your vocabulary and learn to use idiomatic forms, recognize regional variations of Italian and use a more refined language register. You’ll learn about social and cultural issues and practice with debates and discussions.

The main grammatical structures analyzed in this course are:
• Il congiuntivo nelle dislocazioni
• Le frasi implicite
• I prefissi aggetivali e avverbiali
• Il futuro semplice and anteriore in frasi negative
• Le frasi scisse
• La concordanza dei tempi (all'indicativo e al congiuntvo)
• I modi impliciti (presenti e passati)
• Il trapassato remoto
• Il CHE polivalente
• I pronomi relativi doppi
• Varianti linguistiche and stilistiche del periodo ipotetico
• La dislocazione a destra
• Verbi pronominali
• Uso dei segnali discorsivi

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 19:30-21:30
  • Start: 17/09 - Last lesson: 26/05
  • Holiday: 22/10, 24/12, 31/12, 18/02, 05/05

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 5 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, C1 Long Evening Zuid (start 17/09)

Level: C1 complete level

Have you mastered Italian grammar and already have a broad vocabulary? Would you like to perfect your language skills so that you can work for an Italian company? In this course you will talk about complex grammatical structures and analyze Italian newspaper articles and literature. You’ll increase your vocabulary and learn to use idiomatic forms, recognize regional variations of Italian and use a more refined language register. You’ll learn about social and cultural issues and practice with debates and discussions.

The main grammatical structures analyzed in this course are:
• Il congiuntivo nelle dislocazioni
• Le frasi implicite
• I prefissi aggetivali e avverbiali
• Il futuro semplice and anteriore in frasi negative
• Le frasi scisse
• La concordanza dei tempi (all'indicativo e al congiuntvo)
• I modi impliciti (presenti e passati)
• Il trapassato remoto
• Il CHE polivalente
• I pronomi relativi doppi
• Varianti linguistiche and stilistiche del periodo ipotetico
• La dislocazione a destra
• Verbi pronominali
• Uso dei segnali discorsivi

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Friday 12:30-14:30
  • Start: 20/09 - Last lesson: 29/05
  • Holiday: 25/10, 27/12, 03/01, 21/02, 10/04

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Espresso 5 (€31,50)

Register for Italian, C1 Long Afternoon Zuid (start 20/09)

Level: C1 (Deepening)

Would you like to sharpen your knowledge from the C1 course so that you can fully participate in Italian society? In this C1-level course you will discuss all grammar topics that were discussed in the C1 course. You’ll practice all the skills you have learned so far and perfect them. Many students stay in this in-depth group for a longer period of time - the next course level is the level of the (near) native speaker!
This course is also very suitable if you studied Italian in the past and would like to refresh.

See level C1 for a description of the topics and grammatical knowledge that you repeat in this course.

32 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 795,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 10:00-12:00
  • Start: 17/09 - Last lesson: 26/05
  • Holiday: 22/10, 24/12, 31/12, 18/02, 05/05

Teaching materials

Book: Nuovo Magari C1/C2.

Register for Italian, C1 Deepening Long Morning Zuid (start 17/09)

Level: A2/B1

Do you already know the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Italian language? Do you want to keep practicing without studying further structures and verb tenses? If you want to put into practice everything you have learnt in the previous courses and keep exercising in a nice and relaxed way this is the course for you. We will work in pairs and groups so that everybody will have a lot of speaking time and we will simulate different kinds of situations you might encounter in Italy. We will discuss the Italian way of life and you will get a chance to refresh all your vocabulary and communicative skills!

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 19:00-20:30
  • Start: 11/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Register for Italian, A2-B1 Conversation Evening Zuid (start 11/09)

Level: B2

If you already have a good knowledge of the Italian grammar and different linguistic structures but you want to practice speaking and putting that knowledge into use, this is the perfect course for you. We will work in pairs and groups so that everybody will have a lot speaking time and we will discuss the Italian way of life and society. You will take on different roles and learn to defend your opinion, express disagreement or doubts, formulate hypotheses and express emotions. A wide variety of subjects will be proposed during the course and at the end you will feel comfortable having an authentic Italian conversation!

14 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 280,-

Schedule

  • Friday 18:00-19:30
  • Start: 13/09 - Last lesson: 20/12
  • Holiday 25/10

Teaching materials

Register for Italian, B2 Conversation Evening Centre (start 13/09)

Level: C1

If you have already thoroughly studied the Italian grammar and vocabulary, you already know how to express yourself in many situations. But maybe you’d still like to refine your communicative skills by practicing more formal and informal situations, as well as speaking about culture, history, society, news and much more – then this is the course for you! During the lessons we will discuss and chat like Italians do and you will greatly improve your speaking abilities. This course has one lesson every two weeks.

17 lessons
of 1,5 hour
€ 365,-

Schedule

  • Thursday 20:00-21:30
  • Start: 19/09 - Last lesson: 28/05
  • Holiday: 24/10, 26/12, 02/01, 20/02

Teaching materials

There is no book for this course, Francesca will give you the material. And since this is a very irregular course here are all the dates:

19-09 / 03-10 / 17-10 / 31-10 / 14-11 / 28-11 / 12-12
16-01 / 30-01 / 13-02 / 27-02 / 12-03 / 26-03 / 09-04 / 23-04 / 14-05 / 28-05

Register for Italian, C1 Conversation Evening Zuid (start 19/09)

Italy Today

‘Italy Today’ is aimed at students who are wondering what’s on the news in Italy and what Italians will be talking about in the bar this week. The teacher will guide the class in a journey through Italian news, society, politics, cultural life and much more.
Every lesson is focused on a specific theme or news event that will be discussed. At the end of each lesson the students will vote on the topic for the next lesson.

Italy Today is suited for students of level B2 and higher.

12 lessons
of 2 hours
€ 360,-

Schedule

  • Wednesday 10:00-12:00
  • Start: 25/09 - Last lesson: 18/12
  • Holiday: 23/10

Teaching materials

Provided by the teacher, €12,50.

Register for Italian, Italy Today Morning Zuid (start 25/09)

Learn Italian with Italian movies

When winter is coming, bringing rain and long cozy evenings, it’s time to start up our Italian Cineforum again! Starting 17 November 2019 we like to sweep you of your feet and transport you to another place and time for a couple of hours!

The first film we’ll show this year is ‘Mediterraneo’ by Gabriele Salvatores. The programme will also include ‘Caterina va in citta’, ‘Bianca’ and ‘La famiglia’ – and more!

Each film is introduced by Marzia and will be followed by a discussion.
Full programme and dates to follow soon!

€15,-

Schedule

  • New Cineforum starting 17 November 2019

Teaching materials

Full programme to follow soon!

Register for Italian, Italian Cineforum

La ragazza di Bube - from level B2

The first book for the new round of bookclubs will be La ragazza di Bube by Carlo Cassola (1960). Read this beautiful novel with guidance of Marzia!

Toscana, primi anni dopo la Liberazione dai nazifscisti. Mara, si innamora dell’ex partigiano Bube, eroe della Resistenza. Bube è tornato da poco alla vita civile dopo anni di guerriglia nell’Appennino. La guerra e la violenza lo hanno profondamente cambiato e un giorno Bube commette un orrendo crimine. Questo fatto impone una nuova direzione alla storia d’amore con Mara e costringe quest’ultima a prendere una posizione e a crescere.
Il libro vince il premio Strega e segna un grande cambiamento nella narrativa italiana del dopoguerra: anche se è ispirato da una vicenda realmente accaduta, il romanzo si arricchisce di elementi psicologici e lirici molto lontani dal neorealismo puro di quegli anni.
Personaggi indimenticabili, una storia meravigliosa sulla perdita dell’innocenza e sul prezzo da pagare dopo il risveglio dall’incubo nazifascista.

8 lessons
€170,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 14:00-15:30
  • Start 24/09 - Last lesson: 19/11
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

La ragazza di Bube by Carlo Cassola (1960), 240 pgs.

Register for Italian, Classico: La ragazza di Bube (start 24/09)

Il senso del Dolore - from level B1

Our new bookclub for everybody from level B1 onwards focusses on detectives! First up in the series: Il senso del Dolore (L'inverno del commissario Ricciardi) by Maurizio De Giovanni.

Napoli, anni Trenta. Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi è un malinconico commissario di polizia con un “sesto senso”. E’ questo sesto senso a renderlo così malinconico, ma è anche grazie a questo dono che Ricciardi è il commissario più bravo della città.
Una fredda notte d’inverno, al commissariato arriva una chiamata: il famosissimo tenore Arnaldo Vezzi è stato ucciso. Ricciardi indaga.
Primo romanzo della serie dedicata al commissario Ricciardi, gustosissimo e con “I pagliacci” e “la cavalleria rusticana” a fare da colonna sonora.

8 lessons
€170,-

Schedule

  • Tuesday 17:30-19:00
  • Start: 24/09 - Last lesson: 19/11
  • Holiday: 22/10

Teaching materials

Il senso del Dolore (l’inverno del commissario Ricciardi) di Maurizio De Giovanni. 202 pgs

Register for Italian, Giallo: Il senso del Dolore (start 24/09)

Italian with songs

If it's true that speaking Italian is like singing, why not learn Italian through some of the best Italian songs. If you love music and want to improve your Italian here's the perfect course for you! Join Francesca, discover the music and the culture of the most musical language and... lasciatevi (in)cantare!

This is a short introduction module with 5 lessons.

5 lessons
€110,-

Schedule

  • Let us know if you're interested in a new Canzoni course!

Teaching materials

Canzoni of course!

Register for Italian, Italian with songs

Opera course!

Much of the fascination attributed to Italian is due to its harmony and musicality.
In which other languages if not this, could the lyrical opera be born?
Music, song and theater at the height of their expressiveness and beauty, are the components of this extraordinary form of art that has always contributed to making Italian appreciated and studied all over the world.

For this indissoluble link between opera and the language, the idea of this course is born, conceived for those who already have a knowledge of Italian and would like to deepen it in step with the deepening of some of the most famous lyrical masterpieces.

A journey in six lessons, each dedicated to a different work of the 1800s and to its composer, chosen among the six most illustrious Italian names – Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Verdi, Mascagni, Donizetti.

In each meeting our Italian teachers, Anna and Paula, will talk about the historical context, the figure of the author and the plot of the work. Of course, there will be enough space to listen and study some of the most famous arias.

The course is in Italian. To secure interesting conversations and dynamic in the group Italian B1 level is a prerequisite for enrolling for the Opera series.

€15
per "lesson"

Schedule

  • October - December 2019
  • Muiderstraat 24

Teaching materials

Program 

Register for Italian, Italian Opera!

CILS exams

Taalhuis Amsterdam collaborates with the University of Siena for the CILS examinations.
The CILS Centre is a research centre aimed at planning, developing, producing and administrating and validating the CILS certification.
The CILS certification is a qualification issued by the university which declares the level of linguistic and communicative competences in Italian as a foreign language. The exams are designed to assess how learners use Italian to communicate in real-life situations.
The CILS exams offer an ample range of levels and uses that correspond to increasingly ample degrees of competence and to different social contexts of language use. There are six levels, following the guidelines in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: level A1, level A2, level ONE-B1, level TWO-B2, level THREE-C1, level FOUR-C2.
CILS is a member of EALTA (European Association for Language Testing and Assessment) and founding member of the CLIQ (Italian Certification of Quality).
Why choose the CILS certification to certify your competence in Italian at Taalhuis Amsterdam?
Because CILS
o guarantees the assessment of your competence in Italian as a foreign language: all our exams are aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – the international standard for describing language ability
o is chosen each year by thousands of foreigners, young people and adults, in Italy and abroad,; the exams open doors to higher education, such as enrolment at Italian universities, to visa and residence permit, improve employment opportunities, and increase choice for study or work, and can be used in any further area in which a certain level of proficiency in the Italian language is required
o exams are held at our Taalhuis location which has been carefully examined and selected according to standards of quality and transparency and continuously monitored.

In 2019 the dates for the exams are:
03 December 2019

Registrations for the exams (and the necessary documents) must be sent to francesca@taalhuisamsterdam.nl at least 60 days before the exam date.

If you want to have a clear idea of how the CILS exam is, you can find some examples from past sessions here: https://cils.unistrasi.it/89/188/Esempi_di_prove_di_esami.htm

€50,- to €160,-

Schedule

  • 3 December 2019

Teaching materials

Frequently asked questions..

Register for Italian, CILS exams

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Are you looking for a space to have a meeting? Or would you like to organize workshops or seminars?
Our spaces are central, easy to reach, and equiped with beamer, wifi coffee etc. and whiteboards.

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