IMY Language and Cultural Course

  • Understanding another language and being aware of cultural differences

IMY provides a basic level Italian language course to help the trainee to better understand the local culture and to become more integrated with the local population. The aim is to give learners tools and tips for entering the labour market and for managing their daily life.

The course consists of an initial one-week full immersion course upon arrival (9 hours in total), followed by 2 hours once a week for the rest of the period.

During the first week the trainee takes part in Italian language lessons and many other activities such as: cookery lessons, cultural and social visits and events.

The programme is structured around an Italian Language course book, which is provided to trainees on their first Italian class. Teachers use the course book for activities and exercises in class, as well as additional own resources!

of intensive course in the first week
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  • CLASSES for groups up to 15 people

All IMY trainers are certified to teach Italian to non-native speakers and work under pedagogic coordination and direction.

Participants are required to pass a final exam at the end of the course. The final exam certifies the progress made by each participant and the results are included in the final certification, based on the European Common Framework for Foreign Languages.



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Subjec t: Coronavirus – exceptional measures with regard to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects

In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, I would like to inform you that the measures announced in our note of 31 January 2020 (ref. Ares(2020)619972) shall be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk. In line with the abovementioned note, National Agencies are requested to inform the participating organisations concerned and instruct them to contact the individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay. It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies should however monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity. Please be reminded that National Agencies may apply the force majeure clause to activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between National Agencies and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. National Agencies may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions. However, when assessing additional costs linked to a case of force majeure, the National Agencies should apply the provisions established in section 3.16 of the Guide for National Agencies. Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply.