highly qualified, mother tongue teaching staff and constantly updated learning materials and methods.
towards students’ requests and time availability in a friendly and personalized atmosphere.
in leading the students to achieving high levels of competence in Italian to be used while in Italy or in their own countries.
Dialogo Language Services, language and tourism centre in Turin, has been founded in 2009 thanks to the co-operation and friendship of the two founders, Fiorella Cauda and Elena Fermi.
Their common passion for foreign languages and other cultures, for the beauty of Turin and whole Piedmont has brought them to open this little great school, in order to pass on these feelings, both to foreign residents in Turin and to tourists eager to get to know the Italian culture.
The staff working with them, from teachers to professional co-workers, is highly qualified and with great experience. All teachers are mother-tongue with experience in teaching. All together they plan the study training, creating programs and learning materials especially on the basis of students’ needing and objectives.
Professional co-workers deals with services to companies and are part of a carefully selected and constantly refreshed group who work with passion, enthusiasm and efficacy in a pleasant and in a stimulating atmosphere with particular attention to customers’ financial budget.
The new school is located in the heart of Turin in an easy to reach, very lively area frequented by several university students of the near scientific and architecture faculties The fascinating Valentino Park, with its Valentino Castle, seat of the Architecture University, and the Medieval Hamlet offer seductive winter landscapes and attractive leisure in spring and summer.
In a modern and elegant building the school disposes of colored and lively classrooms accurately designed to encourage concentration and learning. Students can dispose of newspapers, books, dictionaries and an internet point.
Levels of knowledge of a language.
Listening: I can recognise familiar words and very basic phrases concerning myself, my family and immediate concrete surroundings when people speak slowly and clearly.
Reading: I can understand familiar names, words,and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues.
Speaking: I can interact in a simple way, I can ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need or on very familiar topics. I can use simple phrases and sentences to describe where I live and people I know.
Writing: I can write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. I can fill in forms with personal details, for example entering my name, nationality and address on a hotel registration.
Listening: I can understand phrases and the highest vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment) I can catch the main point in short, clear simple messages and announcements.
Reading: I can read short very simple texts. I can find specific, predictable information in simple everyday material such as advertisements, prospectuses, menus and timetables and I can understand short simple personal letters. I can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities. I can use a series of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms my family and other people, living conditions, my educational background and my present or most recent job.
Writing: I can write short, simple messages relating to matters in areas of immediate need. I can write a very simple personal letter, for example thanking someone for something.
Listening: I can understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure etc. I can understand the main point of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest when the delivery is relatively slow and clear.
Reading: I can understand texts that consist mainly of high frequency everyday or job-related language. I can understand the description of events, feelings and whishes in personal letters.
Speaking: I can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in the area where the language is spoken. I can enter unprepared into conversation on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events). I can connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, my dreams,hopes and ambitions. I can briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans. I can narrate a story or relate the plot of a book or film and describe my reactions.
Writing: I can write simple connected texts on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. I can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.
Listening: I can understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided that the topic is reasonably familiar. I can understand most TV news and current affairs programmes. I can understand the majority of films in standard language.
Reading: I can read articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in which the writers adopt particular stances or viewpoints. I can understand contemporary literary prose.
Speaking: I can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible. I can take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts accounting for sustaining my views. I can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide4 range of subjects related to my field of interest. I can explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of variuos options.
Writing: I can write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of subjects related to my interests. I can write an essay or a report, passing on information or giving reasons in support of or against a particular point of view. I can write letters highlighting the personal significance of events and experiences.
Listening: I can understand extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly. I can understand TV programmes and films without too much effort.
Reading: I can understand long and complex factual and literary texts, appreciating distinctions of style. I can understand specialised articles and longer technical instructions, even when they do not relate to my field.
Speaking: I can express myself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions . I can use language flexibly and effectively for social and professional purposes. I can formulate ideas and opinions with precision and relate my contribution skilfully to those of other speakers. I can present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects integrating sub-themes, developing particular points and rounding off with appropriate conclusion.
Writing: I can express myself in clear, well structured text, expressing points of view at some length. I can write detailed expositions of complex subjects in a letter, an essay or a report, underlining what I consider to be the salient issues. I can write different kinds of texts in a personal style, appropriated to the reader in mind.
Listening: I have no difficulty in understanding any kind of spoken language, whether live or broadcast, even when delivered at fast native speed, provided I have some time to get familiar with the accent.
Reading: I can read with ease all forms of written language, including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex texts such as manuals, specialised articles and literary works.
Speaking: I can take part effortlessly in any conversation or discussion and have a good familiarity with idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms. I can express myself fluently and convey finer shades of meaning precisely. I can present a clear, smoothly-flowing description or argument in a style appropriate to the context and with an effective logical structure which helps the recipient to notice and remember significant points.
Writing: I can write clear texts, complex letters, reports or articles which present a case with an effective logical structure. I can write summaries and reviews of professional or literary works.