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Metodi E Livelli


Metodi E Livelli

Teaching methods

Fundamental to the course is the basic premise that the learner is central to the learning/teaching process and that understanding the needs, motivations, characteristics and resources of adult learners is of paramount importance.
Most teachers have a flexible attitude to the course content and try to respond to the needs and interests of the class. Classes will be a mix of discussions and practical exercises. Students are also expected to submit a small number of home assignments which may be coordinated with the teachers.
Lessons include active learning methods, such as problem-solving exercises as well as individual and group activities. These give students the opportunity to develop transferable skills that shall help them succeed in a variety of fields.
All the teaching takes into account the particular needs and circumstances of mature students, and the work and life experience which they bring to their studies.
Lessons are generally oriented towards teaching particular notions, language functions or skills and are productive or receptive in either the spoken or written medium.

Course contents and levels


The Common European Framework provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks, etc. across Europe. It describes in a comprehensive way what language learners have to learn in order to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to develop so as to be able to act effectively. The description also covers the cultural context in which language is set. The Framework also defines levels of proficiency which allow learners’ progress to be measured at each stage of learning and on a life-long basis.

The Framework is the result of studies carried out by the Council of Europe over almost a decade. It provides a common basis for the elaboration of foreign language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks etc. across Europe. This document draws on the studies carried out in the field of European languages’ teaching and learning and suggests to divide competence descriptors and communicative skills into three general levels:


Each level is divided into two sublevels, which can be in turn further subdivided.