The ethos of Vivere l’italiano is to make the Italian language
come to life. While vocabulary and grammar is very important, we
believe learning the language and culture should also go beyond
the four walls of a classroom. Therefore, we like to take students
further than the textbooks by encouraging them to participate in
realistic situations, whether it is shopping for food, eating in
an Italian restaurant, going to the cinema, visiting art exhibitions,
or simply talking football. We find this makes our students more
confident speakers early on and gives them the practical tools to
use what they have learnt in class.
l’italiano also believes a very fundamental part of learning
is to have fun! Our aim is not to teach by rote, but to capture
students’ imaginations with enjoyable and challenging exercises
that they can translate to their daily lives. Italian is, after
all, a living subject.
l'italiano has a
team of experienced tutors, all of whom are native speakers with
a desire to encourage their students to fulfil their potential.
The teaching staff have a variety of specialties, including art,
history, literature and cinema, and bring this expertise to their
lessons as a means of furthering students’ understanding of
the Italian language and culture.