Italian Multimedia Resource Centre Students are encouraged to use books, DVDs, CDs (including self Speak the most beautiful directed learning packages) from our Italian Multimedia Resource Centre to reinforce and enhance their learning experience. Membership is included in the enrolment fee. For more information visit www.coasit.org.au or call 9564 0755. Private Italian lessons Private Italian lessons are available as an option for adult learners. language These lessons can be held individually or for a maximum of two people with a similar level of Italian. For more information visit www.coasit.org.au or call 9564 0744. How to enrol Online Online enrolment service: Receive a 5% discount when you enrol online by our early bird dates (see deadlines for each term on the other side of this brochure) www.coasit.org.au Photograph by: Caimin Jones By fax Forward your enrolment form by fax to 9569 6648. Passionate • Poetic • Profound (Enrolment form on the other side of this brochure) By post Italian Language Classes Send your enrolment form to: Co.As.It. 2010 P.O. Box 342 Leichhardt NSW 2040 ...in the heart of Little Italy In person • New program • Interactive Technology Enrol directly at Co.As.It. Norton Business Centre • More Levels Level 1 - Suite 3 • Online Resources 55 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040 • European Certification Framework We accept payment by cash, cheque, money order, credit card (Visa and Mastercard) and EFTPOS. Indulge in your passion • Minimum of nine and a maximum of 17 students per class for all things Italian • Nine-week terms comprising a two-hour class each week • Classes are conducted by qualified teachers experienced in Whether you want to learn Italian Adult Education • for travel to Italy • Online self-assessment test assists with your choice • to communicate with Italian relatives of level and module • for further study • Online learning resources • to connect with your heritage • No textbook required because our program is based on numerous textbooks and other resources available in our • for your career Italian Multimedia Resource Centre. • or just for fun, Co.As.It. provides an excellent opportunity for adults to learn Italian What’s included in the price? language and culture in Leichhardt, the cosmopolitan heart of Sydney’s original Italian district, also known as Little Italy. • Each 30-hour module costs only $275 Our Italian courses are designed to develop and promote • Each 30-hour module includes 18 hours of face-to-face lessons communication skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. and 12 hours of self-study online materials. Our Italian teachers use a communicative teaching methodology • All course material (online and in class) is provided. which will help you gain confidence and achieve fluency in Italian • Free membership to the Italian Multimedia Resource Centre for because you will be immersed in Italian dialogue using real-life the duration of your course. scenarios from the beginning of your course. At Co.As.It.’s Italian language centre, you will find Italian courses for every level, now recognised by CELI: Italian Language Recognised Term Dates 2010 Certification. Term 1 Saturday 6 February to Monday 12 April New program features to (5% discount if you enrol online by 15 January) advance your skills further Term 2 Tuesday 27 April to Monday 5 July • Six main recognised levels with 25 graded modules, based on (5% discount if you enrol online by 14 April) the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages • Sequential structure that allows students to enrol directly into Term 3 Monday 26 July to Saturday 25 September the next module once they have completed the previous one (5% discount if you enrol online by 9 July) • Classes have access to interactive whiteboards Term 4 Monday 11 October to Saturday 11 December (5% discount if you enrol online by 29 September) Class Times Week days: Day classes 10.00 – 12.00 Evening Classes 18.30 – 20.30 Saturdays: Day classes 10.00 – 12.00 and 13.00 – 15.00 Please note that levels taught each day/evening change from term to term according to demand and teacher availability. CELI Certification Co.As.It. Sydney is now an authorised CELI (Italian Language Recognised Certification) exam centre where you can register to sit for official exams. CELI is an exam that assesses an individual’s level of fluency in Italian based on the standards established by the Council of Europe for the learning of modern languages. It is awarded by the Universita’ per Stranieri of Perugia and is accepted as an official qualification by the Italian Ministry of Education and Research and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is one of a few qualifications used by foreigners to gain entry into Italian universities. In 2010, Co.As.It. will be holding CELI exam sessions for adult students in June and November. Which course is right for you? There are 25 different modules on offer as part of 6 main levels. Each module consists of 30 hours of tuition, including 18 hours of face-to-face lessons and 12 hours of self-study online materials. In 2010, Co.As.It. will be holding CELI exam sessions for adult students in June and November. LEVEL MODULES DESCRIPTION A1.1 (30 hours) Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and basic phrases for general Basic User A1 A1.2 (30 hours) communication. Introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about A1.3 (30 hours) personal details such as where you live, people you know and things that you do. A2.1 (30 hours) Provide basic personal and family information, including shopping, local geography A2 A2.2 (30 hours) and employment. Describe in simple terms aspects of your background, your A2.3 (30 hours) immediate environment and immediate needs. B1.1 (30 hours) Understand and discuss familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school and Independent User B1.2 (30 hours) leisure and manage situations most likely to arise whilst travelling in Italy. Describe B1 B1.3 (30 hours) experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. Give brief reasons and B1.4 (30 hours) explanations for opinions and plans. B2.1 (30 hours) Understand the main ideas of complex text on a variety of topics. Interact with a B2.2 (30 hours) degree of fluency and spontaneity that typical of regular interaction with native B2 B2.3 (30 hours) speakers. Produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain the B2.4 (30 hours) advantages and disadvantages in relation to a topical issue. B2.5 (30 hours) C1.1 (30 hours) C1.2 (30 hours) Understand a wide range of longer texts and express yourself fluently and C1 Proficient User C1.3 (30 hours) spontaneously. Use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and Proficient User C1.4 (30 hours) professional purposes. Produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex C1.5 (30 hours) subjects. C1.6 (30 hours) C2.1 (30 hours) Summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstruct C2.2 (30 hours) C2 C2.3 (30 hours) arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely in more complex situations. C2.4 (30 hours) Important: If you enrol in a level that is too easy or too challenging, please contact the office. All requests will be accommodated provided that the alternative level is offered and places are still available. Did you know... Enrolment Form 2010 * Name _____________________ Surname __________________ Over 50% of students surveyed in 2009 chose the Co.As.It. Italian language program because of the high Street _______________________________________________ quality of teaching. Suburb ________________________ P/Code _______________ * 88% of students surveyed are satisfied or very satisfied with the program. Telephone numbers Daytime _________________ Evening _____________________ * Over 80% of students surveyed said what they liked most about the program was the quality of teaching and the Email ________________________________________________ relaxed environment. How did you hear about the Co.As.It. Italian language program? Re-enrolment q Word of Mouth q Casa d’Italia Window Display q Co.As.It. Website q Co.As.It. E-newsletter q Personalised Letter/brochure q Internet (specify website) ________________________________ Brochure (specify location) _______________________________ Advertisement (specify publication) ________________________ Article (specify publication) _______________________________ Event (specify) _________________________________________ Conditions of Enrolment Other (specify) ________________________________________ • Enrolments are open to anyone that is over the age of 16 years. • Enrolment forms and payment must be received prior to the course Pay by: commencing in order to secure your place in the course. Without this information, we cannot guarantee your place in the course. Cash q Cheque q Money Order q Visa Card q Mastercard q • Classes can be cancelled due to insufficient numbers. If a class does Card number __________________________________________ not commence, payment will be refunded in full. Expiry Date ______ /________ /________ Amount $__________ • Missed classes cannot be made up by joining other courses on a different day and time. Cardholder’s name _____________________________________ • Once enrolled in a course fees cannot be refunded. Co.As.It. accepts no responsibility for changes to students’ personal circumstances that Signature _____________________________________________ prevent attendance. • Credit notes are only granted in exceptional circumstances such as a students’ serious and extended illness, and only if accompanied by a Mail or fax enrolment form with payment to: doctor’s certificate. The period of absence from class needs to be Co.As.It., P.O. Box 342, Leichhardt NSW 2040 included in the certificate. Deferrals are valid only for the subsequent Phone: 9564 0744 Fax: 9569 6648 term.