Information for Italian Courses

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 ICTP organizes free Italian language courses throughout the academic
year, open to its own visitors and scientists, staff and family members. 
These courses are also open to visitors or persons connected with the
organizations taking part in the Collaboration Protocol between the
Comune and Province of Trieste and the scientific institutions, up to the
available capacity. Non-ICTP participants will be asked a participation
fee.  Italian courses are given by a professional teacher with broad
experience in teaching to scientists from many different countries and
cultures, and take place at ICTP in the Leonardo Building, normally in
the Luigi Stasi Seminar Room.

 Four types of courses are organized:

A - 50 hours over 3 months, for absolute beginners. After a completed
course, a person should have an understanding of basic Italian.

B - 100 hours over the academic year, for absolute beginners with a need
to acquire a better understanding and command of Italian.

C1 - 30 hours conversation class, basic level, for the purpose of
practicing and improvement.  Some skills, like course A, normally

C2 - 30 hours conversation class,  medium to advanced level.

Participants having attended 75% of the classes in course A, or 60% in
course B, may receive an attendance certificate with details about the
education and training received.

Courses will terminate on Tuesday, 21 December 2010 and will resume after
the Season's Holidays on Monday, 10 January 2011.  Course A2 for beginners
will also start on 10 January. The weekly timetable is:

Course A (3 lessons/week, 50 hours each course - Monday, Wednesday,
Friday: 8.30 - 10.00) - Organized three times a year, starting:
September-January- March.

Course B  (2 lessons/week - Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30 - 10.00)

Course C1 (1 lesson/week - Monday, 12.30 - 13.30)

Course C2 (1 lesson/week - Monday, 13.30 - 14.30)

It is possible to join the continuing classes (B, C1 and C2) during the
year; it is advisable to start A as planned.

Enrolment: can be made in person, directly with the teacher.

Books:  text books necessary for the lessons are available directly from
the teacher; cost: 15 euro for Course A, 20 euro for Course B.

For further information, please contact the teacher, Ms. A. de Marchi
(e-mail: italian at or Ms. D. Giombi (e-mail: courses at


Daniela Giombi (Ms.)
Assistant, Conference Support and
  Hosted Activities
ICTP - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Strada Costiera, 11
I-34151 Trieste, Italy
T +39 040 2240507
F +39 040 2240558

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