Stay in contact - Rimanere in contatto

Care corsiste, cari corsisti,
care amiche e amici di acontatto,


After having finished a course in Malcesine there often occurs the question of how to go on learning Italian effectively at home over the winter. Especially when you require a learning method specific to your personal learning needs.

Now we can present you with our program for your continuation after completion of our courses in Malcesine.

We thank you very much for your ideas and the motivation to realize this project.

Below you can find a detailed description of the different possibilities.

We look forward to receiving your feedback and we are glad to accompany you on your way to learning Italian!

A presto!

Aurora Floridia

P.S. You can also participate in this program if you are interested without having attended one of our courses. Therefore we will first carry out a non-binding telephone call to draw up a personal plan.

 

 

For all levels… From beginner to advanced

 

A. Written tasks and exercises according to PDL criteria

Every month we offer you written exercises which are based on the PDL method. With individually chosen short texts, stories, poems, pictures, short video clips etc. we excite your imagination and encourage you to express yourself in a written way in Italian.

Participants will learn grammar and vocabulary in a better and longer lasting way, because they deal with content made on their own. That is the PDL principle of resonance which means that you can learn a language better if you have a personal connection to the topics.

That’s why we will have a non-binding telephone call: To fix your personal lesson contents, to state your personal needs and define your personal kind of exercises and tasks.

Your exercises are manageable and should not be too much for your time planning.

Estimated expenditure of time: one or two hours per month.

Your investment: 35,- Euros per month, incl. 21% VAT.*

Including: exercise, correction of max 4 pages per month with suggestions for improvements regarding vocabulary and grammar.

* The price is orientated on common prices for correction of texts, lectorate and e-learning. A standard page corresponds to 36 standard lines, 55 characters each.

 

B. Written exercises and telephone calls


Additionally we can build up your communication skills during dialogues via telephone. Through Skype we can even offer you classic PDL exercises as the Doubling and we can design the exercises in a very creative way. Therefor you need an internet connection and the newest version of Skype.

Estimated expenditure of time for the written exercises: one or two hours per month

Your investment: 55,- Euros per month, incl. 21% VAT.*

Including: exercise, correction of max 4 standard pages per month with suggestions for improvements regarding vocabulary and grammar + 30 minutes of conversation via Skype or telephone.

* The price is orientated on common prices for correction of texts, lectorate and e-learning. A standard page corresponds to 36 standard lines, 55 characters each.

 

C. Only telephone

If you wish to mainly build up your communicative abilities, we can call you regularly via telephone or Skype. Through Skype we can even offer you classic PDL exercises as the Doubling and we can design the exercises in a very creative way. Therefor you need an internet connection and the newest version of Skype.

Your investment: 35,- Euros per month, incl. 21% VAT.

Including: 45 minutes of conversation via Skype or telephone. The price is orientated on common market prices for online conversation.

 

 

 

Only for advanced students: 

 

D. Writing a novel in Italian. 
    Scrivere un romanzo a più mani.

Participants, who already have very good knowledge of the Italian language will become authors of an Italian novel which is developed and written according to PDL criteria.

We accompany you in coordinating and correcting your texts. Acontatto will be responsible for the structure, regular instructions, dramaturgic aspects, the conflict, changes of matter and parameters etc. and will have an escorting function while your novel is created and developed.

The participants will be responsible for the contents. Every contribution will be accepted, that ensure a variety of often unexpected developments and a suspenseful proceeding.

In the beginning you will get a written exercise to get included in the novel step by step. We will correct this exercise and integrate it into the novel. While correcting we also pay attention to grammar insecurities to enable a targeted involvement with the language.

Estimated expenditure of time: one or two hours per month.

Your investment: 40,- Euros per month, incl. 21% VAT.

Including: Exercise and execution of the coordination with suggestions regarding vocabulary and grammar. Correction of max 4 standard pages per month. The price is orientated on common market prices for correction of texts and lecturing.

Number of participants: minimum 4, maximum 10. Access anytime possible

 

 

General information

Booking: Booking "Stay in contact"

Duration: You book the program for the duration of one year. After a minimum of 3 months you can cancel it by the end of each month. The payment obligation remains even if you decide not to do your monthly exercises.

Payment conditions: quarterly, semiannually or annually. Payment has to be executed in the beginning of the payment period.