For adult people, it is essential to immediately put into practice the knowledge and skills acquired to assess their usefulness. Remember:
- If you only listen to a text, you will forget almost everything.
- If you read it, you will remember 50%.
- If you personally practice it through conversation, you will understand it forever.
For this reason, our Italian courses for adults include a practical part in which the student, accompanied by the teacher, interacts firsthand in an environment outside the school (a bar, a shop, a bookstore, the market, etc.).
At the beginning of the Italian course for adults, the teacher examines the students’ level of knowledge, their aspirations, evaluates what has been learned after the lesson, and chooses the teaching method and main motivation. This approach is called the KWHL method (know, want, how, learn): knowing, wanting, learning how to learn, and why.
The main challenge in organizing teaching for adults is the lack of time, stress, various personal, social, and environmental factors. To eliminate their influence, Istituto Galilei guarantees the following to students attending our Italian course for adults:
- A comfortable learning environment
- High level of education and professionalism of the teachers
- Freedom of expression of ideas and opinions
- Daily practice of spoken language
- Constant attention from the professor to the learning ability
- A study program that follows the speed of learning
Furthermore, you can combine your Italian course for adults with various Italian culture lessons organized in the afternoon, creating a fully personalized program that suits your preferences!
Our Italian courses for adults include a guided tour of the historic center of Florence with our art history teacher, a visit to the famous Florentine central market (Mercato di San Lorenzo) together with the Italian teacher, and an evening of musical activities. Upon request, a cooking course with dinner can also be included for a small additional fee.